Production Planner

at Top Personnel  

Full-time
in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
created 1 week ago
Expires 13 Mar
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Salary: R35,000 - R45,000 pm cost to company

The main purpose of the job is to be responsible for production planning and scheduling to ensure the smooth flow of product throughout the Plant, taking bottlenecks and constraints into account and to ensure good planning, to maximise machine utilisation whilst maintaining target WIP levels for each station, ensuring customer requirements are met. 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 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 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. Ensure effective communication of relevant information to all stakeholders to support decision making for the business. - Qualification(s) - Diploma in Logistics / Industrial Engineering / Production Management - Knowledge of Theory of Constraints - Root cause analysis - Good understanding of lean management principles - SAP / APO - Planning skills - Ability to think at both a systemic as well as an operational level - Excel - Good conceptual reasoning skills (able to think abstractly) - Ability to set priorities and provide appropriate structure to problems / issues - Experience - 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment which would include some exposure to implementing supply chain, production or process improvement initiatives. - 3 years experience in a planning role at Plant level within the automotive industry

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