Main job purpose

To maintain and manage the medium term planning environment to ensure that budgeted sales can be produced at the company’s facilities to satisfy all customer order fill requirements.

Main Objective

  • To formulate, manage and submit the forecast as per cycle to PFG and report on consumptions against forecast, highlighting future concerns and deviations in order to maintain future forecast accuracy.
  • To manage medium term planning demands on all sites in order to meet customer requirements and ensure that agreed parameters are implemented to maintain targeted working capital levels.
  • Responsible for the existence of an audited master data control system and that master data is maintained accurately to ensure system accuracy.
  • Responsible for reporting and challenging manufacturing’s performance against production plan and provide a rough cut capacity plan on planning horizon.
  • Responsible for monitoring of working capital levels on a monthly basis, addressing parameters which drive them and report trends to Supply Chain Manager to facilitate decision making.
  • To liaise with all sites and PFG on a weekly basis in order to maintain communication between PFG and sites on raw glass supply to identify potential issues.
  • To resolve system idiosyncrasies identified by the Central Planner and continuously monitor and improve transactional data impacting the plan.
  • Responsible for the management of effective OEM Releases to ensure that releases balance to deliveries and smooth monthly bucket demands.
  • To ensure staff are effectively managed and held accountable through performance and disciplinary procedures, and that staff are developed and mentored through the talent management and IDP processes to drive capability in business.
  • Ensure effective communication of relevant information to all stakeholders to support effective decision making for the business.

Critical job requirements


  • Grade 12
  • National Diploma in Science or Engineering


  • Knowledge of ERP Systems
  • APO Planning
  • Advanced Excel


  • Numeracy Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Persuasive and good negotiation
  • Leadership Skills
  • Communication Skills


  • 8 years in Supply Chain
  • 3 years in a managerial position
  • 5 years in a manufacturing environment

Desired Skills:

  • Central Planning Manager
  • Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing
  • Planning Manager
  • Logistics Management
  • Central Planning
  • Strategic Planning

Desired Work Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years Business Development

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Diploma

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