Head of Planning Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Head of Planning Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Our client is one of the leading manufacturer of edible oils, detergent and soaps based in Nairobi.

They are seeking to hire a head of planning in Supply Chain.

The candidate will be responsible for creating a feasible supply plan driven through interpreting differentiated planning strategies, satisfying customer requirements, optimizing stock and asset.

Responsibilities

Distribution Requirements Planning / Replenishment

  • Determines and ensures execution of deployment strategies for Finished Goods i.e. push vs pull
  • Understands and influences the planning parameters (In-House and External) and assumptions i.e. production cycle time, sequencing, volatility
  • Derives Finished Goods (FG’s) stock policy using inventory planning models by stock holding location and determines gross requirements by distribution center or market
  • Understands warehouse and transportation capacity planning as well as customer requirements in the short term (e.g. Lead time / min max stock)

    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)

  • Understands and influences the planning parameters (In-House and External) and assumptions e.g. changeovers, stock-building, warehouse Constraints etc
  • Develops and implements the run strategy, Creates and understands rough cut capacity plan (RCCP)
  • Creates cost contingency plans and scenarios, supported by the Finance team
  • Communicates the Master Production Schedule and consequences to the business

    Production Scheduling

  • Optimizes and communicates the line schedule taking into account sequencing
  • Creates feasible production schedules, considers constraints, e.g. line capacity, labour, batch sizes, run rates, bottlenecks, planned downtime
  • Understands difference between re-order point and fixed cycle scheduling, and when to apply the relevant strategy
  • Executes agreed manufacturing run strategy and updating the bill of material in system
  • Influences the safety-stock holding of suppliers for Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
    Managing Inventory Planning, Materials
  • Requirements Planning (MRP), Material Call Off
  • Ensure of production compliance on the SOPs of operation process and usage of material

    Agreeing Constrained Supply Plan

  • Conducts effective dialogue on
    assumptions and articulation of facts and evidence
  • Optimizes production and inventory to deliver the demand plan
  • Negotiates and influences the decision making process and raises future capacity and stock issues
  • Understands and manages the functional and individual biases
  • Determines and agrees key outputs e.g. constrained supply plan, cost supply & inventory plan
  • Determines continuous improvement plans and raises for discussion in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) meeting
  • Managing the end of month stock take and to be carried as per the SOPS


    Requirements


  • Bachelor Degree in supply chain, materials management, industrial engineering or other business related field. Masters is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Supply Chain Management
  • 3-5 years of experience in production planning/ Master production scheduling/ capacity management in FMCG companies
  • Must be familiar with OPM/ERP systems and PP/MM modules in sap
  • Familiar with creating dashboard report in excel and other software
  • Preference to Supply Chain Professionals/ CPIM holders


    How to Apply

    If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Head of planning – FMCG) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke on or before 15th July 2019

    Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

    N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

    Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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