Planning & Project Manager, Ref: 424103

Ref: 424103

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Masters
Other Formal Qualification: B.Eng Industrial Engineering & MBL
Annual Package Range: ZAR 1.35 mil - 1.5 mil, per annum
Total years experience: 20--30 Years

Current/recent job title: Divisional Planning & Project manager

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9 insights about our Planning & Project Manager (B.Eng Industrial & MBL) available for exploratory interviews. Ref: 424103

Our candidate the we are showcasing today is a Planning & Project Manager responsible for production planning of all manufacturing sites, carrying management responsibility for a team of about 20 Planners/Schedulers spread across the company, also responsible for sales & operations planning as well as supply chain improvement projects.

Achievements: Improved throughput of plant pipeline by reducing downtime of continuous annealing line by 5%; developed information system for tracking root causes of breakdowns; developed plant loading system by determining most profitable product mix based on bottle neck optimisation; assisted with development of production planning system and order acceptance system- Improved turnover per annum by 10 % ; Implemented SAP production planning and scheduling system; Improved stock availability by 20% and reduced backorders on make to forecast from 30% to 5% within 3 months; Centralised supply management (Inventory planning and distribution): Reduced turnaround time from 5-7 days to 2 days from order placement, reduced total inventory holding by 30% and improved order fill from 85% to 98%; Reduced inventory holding products importer and manufacturer from R 130m to R85m in 6 months by right-sizing and optimising inventory – improved stock turns from 2 per annum to 6 per annum; received an award for warehouse relocation project. Inventory optimization project: reduced inventory (finished goods and raw material) by 20% without impacting on service levels. Implemented new tracking mechanisms to sustain (2017).

Ideal position and future responsibilities: Operations, Managing Director or General Manager. Total Business /Operations responsibility comprising: Supply Chain Management; Financial Management.; Marketing and Sales; Human Resource Management; Information and Systems management and Total Quality management.

1. Contribution Compass Profile (natural energy profiling tool): Coach
2. Ideal Company (culture and values): Company with a strong corporate governance culture, clear set of values and identity, that develops its people and value staff as an asset by recognizing and incentivising their achievements and exceeding of goals.
3. Skill area of competence
: Industrial Engineering skills; Continuous Improvement; Logistics Planning and Optimisation; Inventory management and Optimisation; Supply Chain management (sourcing, warehouse management and optimisation); Distribution Planning and optimisation; Operations Management (senior and executive); Industrial relations; Human Resource management; General and operations management; Production management; ERP- SAP Materials management; Sales & distribution; and Warehouse management.
4. Career summary: Industry: Steel Manufacturing: 6 years. Textile manufacturing: 4 years. Chemical and mining: 8 years. Electrical wholesale, retail and manufacturing: 1.6 years. Logistics:
10 years (courier distribution- 2 years). Packaging manufacturing: 4,5 years.
5. Years of experience range: 20 to 30 years
6. Nationality: South African.
7. Qualifications/Affiliations/ Prof Registrations: B.Eng Industrial Engineering & MBL.
8. Annual package range Total Fixed Cost of Employment (TFCE): ZAR 1.35 mil – 1.5 mil, per annum.
9. Location Preference: Open to positions internationally.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English

Designation: Supply Chain Executive

Highest qualification type: Masters

University: University of South Africa

Company size: ‘5001 – 10000

Division: Procurement / Planning / Supply Chain Management / Logistics (in/outbound) / Warehouse / Transportation

Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian/White

Nationality: South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  B.Eng. (Industrial) and MBL

Current / most recent job title? Divisional Planning & Project manager

Primary purpose of current/most recent position: Divisional Production Planning responsibility for all manufacturing sites in Nampak Divfood. Management responsibility for a team of about 20 planner/schedulers spread across the company. Responsible for Sales & Operations Planning as well as supply chain improvement projects.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose: Efficient alignment of Supply and demand planning between sales and operations. Inventory levels optimized to ensure sufficient stock at reasonable levels without compromising on service levels. Key performance indicators are Stock turns, inventory cover, back-orders, On Time and in full (OTIF), Forecast accuracy etc.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
Energetic and passionate individual with skill set developed in a broad industry scope. Strong background in Logistics-, operations- and Supply Chain management. I believe in continuous improvement and challenging the status quo, while empowering and extracting the full potential of one’s work force by allowing for continuous learning and development.

Ideal business title: Operations Director. Managing Director / General manager (depending on scope of position).

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position: Total Business / Operations responsibility comprising: Supply Chain management (sourcing, inventory; warehousing & distribution). Financial management. Marketing and Sales. Human resource management. Information and systems management. Total Quality management.

Skill area of competence: Industrial Engineering skills; Continuous Improvement; Logistics Planning and Optimisation; Inventory management and Optimisation; Supply Chain management (sourcing, warehouse management and optimisation); Distribution Planning and optimisation; Operations Management (senior and executive); Industrial relations; Human Resource management; General and operations management; Production management; ERP- SAP Materials management; Sales & distribution; and Warehouse management.

Career summary: Industry: Steel Manufacturing: 6 years. Textile manufacturing: 4 years. Chemical and mining: 8 years. Electrical wholesale, retail and manufacturing: 1.6 years. Logistics: 10 years (Courier distribution- 2 years). Packaging manufacturing: 4,5 years

What do you absolutely love doing? Continuous improvement and challenging the status quo; Continuous learning and development; Team building and development.

Ideal company (culture and values): Company with a strong corporate governance culture; Company with clear set of values and identity; Company that develops its people and value staff as an asset; and Company that recognize and incentivise achievement and exceeding of goals.

Motivation to move (please select): Retrenched

Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.

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