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Planning and Inventory Control Manager

KwaZulu Natal

Our client, a global manufacturing company, is looking for a Planning and Inventory Control Manager who will oversee the planning, prioritising and coordination of production activities and work to balance supply and demand and reach a consensus forecast with the sales and production departments.
Education and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Supply Chain, Operations Management, Logistics or Engineering
  • CPIM certification or equivalent is preferred
  • Minimum three years’ experience as a Planning Manager, with a total planning experience exceeding five years
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with, leading and developing people
  • Experience leading an S&OP/IBP process in an MTO manufacturing environment
Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversees day-to-day production planning and inventory control activities.
  • Leads the development and implementation of the S&OP process.
  • Responsible for tracking and improving Production Planning and Inventory Control KPIs.
  • Drives continuous improvement of Planning and Inventory Control systems, processes and operations.
  • Builds people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and direction setting.
  • Assumes Project Management responsibilities for key supply chain projects and initiatives.
  • Owns Inventory Management Strategy and Targets.
  • Owns the development, updates and deployment of training materials, SOPs, Procedures and Work Instructions; and ensures their team’s compliance to the same.
Key Attributes:
  • Deep understanding of global best practices in Production Planning and Inventory Control
  • Experience owning the inventory management strategy and delivering strong results in DSO/DIO/CCC
  • Business Process Improvement capability demonstrated by successful design/redesign of a core business process delivering tangible benefits to the business
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated by successful cross-functional collaboration