Planner (Ref: KHDPSwel)
Remuneration: R30 – R40k per month

Position in the Financial sector in Swellendam - Western Cape
Posted On Monday 12 September 2022
Job Description:

Our client, an established company and market leader in the manufacturing of cooking oil and related products in the retail, food services and bulk sectors has an exciting opportunity in Swellendam 

Main job function

The primary responsibility of the Operations Planner is to lead Operational Planning activities and to ensure that optimal operations plans are created and maintained to support production efficiencies and to ensure the best cost effective product and material availability to support internal and external objectives.



• Relationship Management of Business Partners

o Monitor the Customer or Business Partner inquiries and complaints and ensure they are resolved professionally.


• Key Customer Contract Management

o Manage price, contracts, and general communication with key customers in conjunction with the Managing Director.


• Implementation of Management Control Measures and Ad Hoc Management Support

o Assist to ensure open communication channels between the Managers and the Managing Director.

o Assist in developing and implementing Management Control Measures.

o Communicating and Monitoring Management Control Measures.

o Providing Management support where necessary.

o Ensuring the Managing Director is involved or aware of the relevant matters affecting the business.

o Promoting personnel relationships in the workplace and with the Managing Director.


• Production Planning and Scheduling

o Schedule and review orders and demands for a long-term period, and maintain a production plan to meet customer demands.

o Analyze data on supply and demand to optimize production planning.

o Ensure minimum and maximum stock levels are maintained at the centralized warehouse.

o Indicate and follow up on the purchases of raw materials to maximize and optimize production planning, and to ensure sufficient lead time for purchasing.

o Work closely with the Production and Maintenance departments to ensure the most effective production plan and downtime.

o Assist with production planning of affiliates and ensure collaboration with centralized warehouse.

o Monitor product inventory within the Company.

o Ensure the balancing of supply and demand functions.


• Reporting and Analyzing

o Identify and develop reporting systems where necessary.

o Implement and train relevant employees to update and analyze reports.


• Analyzing Business Profitability and Efficiency

o Identify and analyze production and procurement cost-saving opportunities.

o Analyze and maintain operational data for Company.


• Market-Related Pricing o Update market-related prices daily.

o Ensure accuracy of market-related prices.

o Assist with Procurement and Sales support.

o Ensure transparency on pricing margins


BCom Degree majoring in Finance/ Accounting is a requirement – NOT NEGOTIABLE

Diploma in Planning and Inventory Management is an advantage


1 to 4 years of working experience in a similar role

Experience within an FMCG/ manufacturing environment would be an advantage

Demonstrated working knowledge of planning and the critical elements/components thereof

Excellent planning and organizational skills

Excellent communication skills

Excellent computer skills

Exceptional attention to detail

Discrete with highly confidential information

Strong problem-solving skills

Strong scheduling skills

Materials Requirement Planning

Production Planning

Inventory Management

Demand Forecasts


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Kay Henderson