WIP Production Planner (Ref: KHWPP)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Manufacturing, Production and Trades sector in Nelspruit - Mpumalanga
Posted On Monday 11 April 2022
Job Description:

Our client, a leading roofing manufacture, seeks a Work In Progress Production Planner to join their Nelspruit team.


Please email applications through to

Main job function


Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited too)

Day to day production planning to run smooth with pre-planning for the following day.

Day to day liaison with Operations Manager, ensuring targeted milestones is met on time.

Ensure quality products are produced.

Meet lead times of 3 to 5 days.

Finished goods to be produced cost effectively.

Liaising between different departments (Sales & Operations) to ensure information received is correct according to customer’s requirements.

To become the pivotal point between the Sales Dept & Operations Dept.

Day to day liaison with Dispatch Supervisor to ensure goods are produced and delivered on time.

Convert Sales orders into production orders through ‘Syspro’ and ensure that correct material is available to meet the customer’s needs on time

Develop & maintain production planning schedule.

Develop Maintain & updating project schedule for onsite rolling.

Loading of Master Schedule through ‘Syspro’ to match the volume specified by the production planning schedule.

Notify all Stakeholders of any deviation due to machine breakdowns or material shortages.

Review & manage change requests from customers and making appropriate re-schedules.  

Accurately create job cards

Accurately issue coils to the job (use SMS first)

Ensure that the correct coil is BTS’ed and the job is closed

Provide stockholding days forecasts

Be part of the Stock committee for ordering and placing of stock order. 

Assist with Cycle Counts on a weekly basis

Ensure all jobs are reversed before quarterly stock takes

Assist in preparation of quarterly stock take one week before

Participate in stock take according to the published list for the quarterly stock count

Assist with work when other employees are off duty

Assist Operations Manager with ad hoc items as and when needed


Matric PLUS Production Management Diploma

Marketing and Sales Management Qualification added BONUS



Minimum 2 years’ experience in WIP in a manufacturing environment

Minimum 1 year experience in stock control

Minimum 1 years’ experience in metal industry

Minimum 1 years’ experience using Microsoft Packages




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