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MATERIAL PLANNER - 315835
FMCG / Retail / Wholesale
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Addo, Eastern Cape
Material Planner / Buyer
My client is seeking a Material Planner / Buyer to join their team based in Addo.
To plan, forecast and initiate the order of materials and services for various departments within the organisation in order to ensure the availability, control and effective allocation of inventory.
Policies, systems, processes & Procedures
Follow all relevant business policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions so that the work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.
Contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement within planning and cross functional departments.
Conduct and improve forecasting activities and methods in order to maintain effective inventory levels.
Analyse pertinent data such as usage history, lead times and inventory in order to maintain established operational readiness metrics
Develop and maintain documentation and procedures for demand planning to ensure that material needs and requirements are effectively met.
Conduct lead time analysis and recommend forecasted material ordering in order to ensure timely availability of material requirements.
Create purchase requisitions for planned purchases of materials and services and work closely with purchasing to ensure material delivery as per material requirement plan (MRP).
Review and manage inventory levels in order to avoid excess or obsolete material and conduct root cause analysis to understand the reason for oversupply.
Generate purchase orders for materials and services for the Ponders End Pack house and Sunnybank Pack House.
Conducts performance evaluation for suppliers in order to maintain quality services.
Develop tender documents and perform analysis on tender response.
Prepare reports timely and accurately to meet company and department requirement and standards.
Qualification in Purchasing or similar
3 – 5 years’ experience in purchasing or similar role