Nestle Nigeria PLC Recruitment for Detailed Production Scheduling Planner Jobs in Nigeria

Nestle Nigeria PLC Recruitment for Detailed Production Scheduling Planner Jobs in Nigeria


  • Nestle Nigeria Plc - As the Leading Nutrition Health and Wellness Company, we are committed to enhancing People's lives, everywhere, every day. Infact enhancing lives will influence everything we do together.

  • A presence in more than 130 countries and factories in more than 80 research centres brings many global benefits.

  • We believe in long term career development and appreciate how challenges and motivation will help you reach your potential.

  • Nestle Nigeria Plc upholds the principle of Non- Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunities in its recruitment processes.

    Position Summary

  • Joining Nestlé means you are joining the largest Food and Beverage company in the world.

  • At our very core, we are a human company driven by our purpose to improve the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

  • Nestlé Nigeria is currently looking for a Detailed Production Scheduling (DPS) Planner to consistently provide short-term production plans with feasible and realistic availability of resources (production lines/labor and materials).

    A day in the life of

  • Creating a feasible production plan within the DPS period that meets the market demand; taking into consideration available capacity, labor and materials that respect the inventory policy, product family sequencing - as determined by the Master Production Scheduling (MPS) Planner; and best optimize the factory's ability to produce the Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU).

  • Identification of possible opportunities or glitches in the factory and practical issues concerning plant shutdowns, as well as the timing of promotion activities within the DPS period.

  • Providing advance information on resource requirements within the DPS period.

  • Conducting Monthly Production Reviews (MPR) in the factory to ensure gaps are identified in advance thereby, mitigating potential risks.

  • Event planning in close coordination with the Supply Planner and all relevant stakeholders in the factory.

  • Constant effective planning to meet market demands with minimal (zero) failures.

  • Regular and continuous interactions with material planners as well as production teams.

    What will make you successful

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics or any other closely-related course.

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant operational experience
    at market/business level, in at least one of the following areas - Manufacturing Function or Planning Function (DRP - Distribution Requirement Planning or MRP - Material Requirement Planning). Experience in Product Lifecycle process would be an advantage.

  • Detailed knowledge of Demand and Supply Planning best practices and processes - DPS system (SAP-APO).

  • Possession of insight in capacity details, Production Version (PV) and line outputs.

  • In-depth understanding of best practices, implications, alignment points, benefits and issues of Customer Service, Distribution Requirement Planning (Domestic/International), Factory Operations, Inventory Management (Finished Goods), Materials Management (Raw and Packaging) and Supply Chain KPIs.

  • Ability to analyze the critical elements of Product Portfolio (such as type of demand, seasonality, lifecycle status, shelf life) and their relationship with work.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to learn fast.

  • Sound knowledge of the use of Microsoft Office Tools, particularly Excel.

  • Eye for detail - Able to balance priorities, see the bigger picture beyond the scope of one’s job and to challenge the status quo where required.

  • Familiarity with Lean, Kaizen and Just-In-Time manufacturing would be an advantage.

    Application Closing Date

  • 22nd May, 2020.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Nestle Nigeria PLC Recruitment for Detailed Production Scheduling Planner Jobs in Nigeria

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