Material Planner Jobs in Kenya

Material Planner Jobs in Kenya

  • Sheer Logic Management Consultants is seeking to engage a dynamic individual for a Material Planner for one of our clients.


    Materials Planning

  • Establish material requirements for Production Plans with the use of materials requirement planning planned orders.

  • Monitor Stock levels and ensure material availability for current production requirements. Establish and maintain appropriate safety stock levels.

  • Highlight material constraints that could impact production plans

  • Communicate with suppliers on material requirement 12 month rolling forecasts monthly

  • Rigorous inventory management monitoring

  • Ensure management of obsolete materials

  • New product introduction management i.e., phase in phase out of new stock keeping units (SKU) and old stock keeping unit (SKUs)


  • Raise weekly purchase orders and call offs on time to suppliers based on planned requirements and materials requirement planning rhythm.

  • Follow-up on supplier confirmation of purchase orders and shipments.

  • Monitor shipments of all imported materials and take action when necessary to ensure timely arrival of material on site, thereby avoid disruption to production plans.

  • Co-ordinate with internal logistics to ensure availability of all imported materials.

  • Clear DCIW and own supplier statement of account.

  • Establish requirements of specified packaging materials both local and imported based medium- term requirements.

  • Place purchase orders and issue call offs according to production schedules.

  • Liase with suppliers on rejected materials or short shipped consignments.

  • Lead monthly supplier reviews and ensure minutes are shared and closed

    Co-ordinate on Sourcing issues

  • Co-ordinate with planners / sourcing on new raw and packaging materials.

  • Provide data to establish supplier performance rating.

    Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)

  • Ensure materials requirement planning and call-off procedures are followed.

  • Update materials requirement planning master data.

  • Obtain information on minimum order quantity (MOQ) shipping and clearance lead-times and update planning information on SAP.


  • Provide necessary information and maintain necessary records to enable proper control of inventory and prices

  • 26-week RM PM working file

  • Working Capital reports

  • Critical Material Report

  • Purchase Order Report

  • Slow moving obsoletes stock (SLOBS) list report

  • Ensure adequate controls are in place for all demand planning workstreams

  • Ensure standard operating procedures (SOPS) are up to date

  • Ensure you have PBS license to operate as materials planner within 90 days of starting the role.


  • Strong communications & negotiation skills.

  • Strong problem solving and
    analytical skills, with an ability to make fact-based decisions.

  • Proven ability to build strong relationships.

  • Commitment to follow through with a high level of accountability.

  • Willing to work in a high-performance group and ability to adjust to a constant changing environment.

  • Autonomy in decision making and ability to back up decisions with supporting documentation.

  • Proven ability to work within a team.

  • Ability to take initiative and use determination to achieve positive results.

  • Sense of urgency

  • Self-driven.

  • Proactive

  • Passionate

    Fully Operational

  • Financial and business acumen for Supply Chain

  • Long term capacity planning

  • Supply network planning

  • Master production scheduling (MPS)

  • Production scheduling

  • Inventory Management

  • S&OP: Demand and supply reconciliation and optimization

  • Constrained forecast building

    Working Knowledge

  • Materials requirements planning (MRP) and call off

  • Developing and executing SC strategy aligned to business goals

  • Project Management in Supply Chain

  • Master Data lifecycle management

  • Innovation Project Management

  • Risk, resilience and quality in Supply Chain

  • Stakeholder alignment

  • Sourcing Capability Assessment

  • Analyze and optimize Supply Chain performance to create value

  • Building awareness and driving Unilever policies and standards for sustainability

  • Planning Strategies

    Basic Awareness

  • Customer engagement and joint business planning

  • Creating the consolidated unconstrained demand plan

  • Operational warehouse management

  • Managing customer service performance

  • Generating the baseline forecast

  • Event planning and market intelligence

  • Distribution planning

  • Cost and Capex management

  • Creating a bespoke customer experience


  • University Degree

  • At least 1 Year experience of procuring local & imported materials and dealing with overseas suppliers

  • High analytical skills

  • Advanced excel skills

  • Familiar with MRP systems (SAP)

  • Should have good interpersonal


  • FMCG Experience.

  • SAP Experience (APO, BW, ECC).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, economics and science.

  • APICS accreditation is an advantage.

  • Experience with planning production of finished goods.

    How to Apply:

  • Kindly send your CV to

  • by 3rd May 2021 clearly marking the title – “Material Planner”.

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