Supply Planner | RCL FOODS Careers

Job Description
RCL FOODS we see and do things differently. We think bigger, work smarter, and collectively work as a team to achieve our ambition; MORE food to MORE people, MORE often!
Our Talent Team is looking for someone who is brilliant at the basics to fill the role of
Supply Planner with great attention to detail skills to join our
Pies Operating Unit. The role will report into the
Supply Planning Manager and will be based in
This position exists to prepare both the short term and longer-term national supply plans (up to 24-month horizon capacity planning) in order to optimise customer service at minimal cost. To manage stock levels in the Vector network to meet the target stock holding by SKU. This will include working closely with the principals/customers supply planners and demand planning team to proactively ensure that there are no interruptions in supply.

Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic Planning:
Execute the degree of forward planning (3-6 months, 2 years etc) as defined by management.

Supply Planning:
Develop the supply strategy and process for all SKU across the supply chain.
Identify exceptions where supply does not satisfy demand or where supply exceeds demand.
Develop alternate scenarios to address exceptions by closing the gap between supply and demand.
Develop the warehouse space requirements plan for the next 12 months on a rolling weekly basis and manage the accuracy thereof.
Work closely with the warehousing and transport planning teams to ensure that there is sufficient capacity to meet the national demand and supply requirements.
Collaborate with suppliers to ensure uninterrupted supply during the year.

Short Term Supply Planning:
Review demand (demand forecasts and actual orders) and stock cover (days) requirements on a weekly (and daily when stock shortages are experienced) basis across all depots and stock holding positions.

Stock Management:
Calculate the stock targets by SKU by obtaining and using the relevant information to input in the inventory optimization model (e.g. forecast accuracy, factory reliability, production cycle times, order lead time, customer service levels).
Propose stock level targets for agreement by the Outbound Supply Chain Planning management team (for both operational planning and budgeting processes) for both national and regional levels (for all stock holding points).
Review stock targets on a periodic basis (usually quarterly).
Make appropriate recommendation on stock where days cover either exceed maximum or are below minimum covers.
Proactively manage stock age, slow moving and obsolete stock across all stock.
Holding points and make recommendations to clear stock.
Compile the warehouse capacity plans.

Sales and Operations Planning:
Develop the overall supply plan that will be used as input into the company-wide S&OP process.
Identify gaps and opportunities and make appropriate recommendations to close these with the Supply Planning Manager.
Consolidate the supply planning packs required for the various S&OP meetings.

Innovation / Discontinuation Coordination:
Assist in the coordination for delivery of innovation into the supply chain.
Work closely with the replenishment teams to ensure sufficient stock covers at the time of new innovation launches as well as assist in the bleed-out of stock.
Report on a weekly basis on obsolete stock as well as plans to clear stock.
Ensure stock of new items is received timeously for go-live.

Outbound Supply Chain Reporting:
Update the scorecards with the relevant KPI’s on a weekly/monthly basis and issue them.
Issue the agreed national Outbound Supply Chain reports on a week/monthly basis as appropriate.
Understand the variances against targets for key KPI’s and provide explanations and corrective actions required.
Generate the agreed weekly supply planning packs and associated minutes.

Team Supervision:
Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities as completed by the Assistant Supply Planner.
Ensure continuation of work if the Assistant Supply Planner is not available.
Monitor Assistant Supply Planner performance and provide feedback in this regard to the Supply Planning Manager.
Coach and support the Assistant Supply Planner to meet necessary objectives.

Minimum Requirements
Relevant Degree or Supply Chain Diploma (e.g. SAPIC’s CPIM).
3 –4 years operational experience within any planning function.
SAP knowledge is a distinct advantage.
Must have experience in Barnton.
Computer literacy (SAP and MS Office, Excell skills prerequisite).
Knowledge of supply chain planning principles, practices and tools.