Production Planner – Shatterprufe Struandale

Eastern Cape, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Main Objectives
Responsible for daily demand planning (Export, ARG and OE) to ensure that demands for Site are aligned with customer releases, by raising and addressing any disparities.
Plan and schedule all production work centres and resources according to capacity and constraints identified, to produce glass products in an optimal and cost effective manner in line with targeted Production WIP.
Ensure that raw glass is launched into the Plant to service the market mix and maintain the ratio throughout the Plant so as to meet target volumes and improve SX business performance.
Check and monitor open production orders to ensure system integrity by highlighting and escalating any anomalies in the system to reduce risks to delivery performance and financial costs to the business.
Communication of production plan to plant on a daily basis to ensure that urgent parts are prioritized and conformance to plan is met.
Monitor backlog figures on a weekly basis for all SX markets to ensure that parts are planned to meet order fills and to reduce impact on delivery performance by maintaining Finished Goods stock holding to eliminate risk.
To ensure staff are effectively managed and held accountable through performance and disciplinary procedures, and that staff are developed and mentored through the talent management and IDP processes to drive capability in business..
Critical job requirements

Grade 12
Diploma in Logistics / Industrial Engineering / Production Management


Knowledge of Theory of Constraints
Root cause analysis
Good understanding of lean management principles


Planning skills
Ability to think at both a systemic as well as an operational level
Good organisational abilities
Good conceptual reasoning skills (able to think abstractly)
Ability to set priorities and provide appropriate structure to problems / issues
Time Management


3 years’ experience in a planning role at Plant level within the automotive industry
3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment which would include some exposure to implementing supply chain, production or process improvement initiatives.