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  • Posted: May 4, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Guinness Nigeria is the story of a truly successful company with a rich heritage and a great track record of growth and strong performance. Guinness Nigeria is not only regarded as an iconic African company, renowned internationally for its brands of unmatched quality, but also as a company that believes in enriching the communities within which it operates,...
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    Material Scheduler

    Supply Chain

    • As the home of iconic brands such as Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker, at Diageo we source, produce, and deliver 6.5 billion litres of world-leading products every year across 180 markets globally. Because of this huge undertaking, we rely on highly sophisticated systems as well as the very best talent to make sure our businesses continue to run efficiently.
    • To give you some idea of the scale of our operation, over half of our 30,000 employees work in our supply chains. We have teams in over 100 sites across more than 30 countries, but what matters is that wherever you work, you join a diverse, inclusive team where there are opportunities for everyone.
    • Whether you work in planning, logistics, technical teams or manufacturing, you will work in an innovative, dynamic organisation. We set ourselves the highest standards, and our practices have earned us international recognition.
    • And it’s people with energy, dedication and problem-solving skills who’ll help us get even better. In return, we offer a lot of opportunities for you to explore, to craft and progress your career.
    • Join us in Supply Chain and, if you are driven, resilient and share our groundbreaking spirit, there’s a world of opportunity here for you.

    About the Role

    • The Material scheduler in the Plan COE will take charge of scheduling the materials supply in to the local operations. It is locally based reporting to the Scheduling Team lead.
    • The job holder works closely with the long term material planners, suppliers, procurement and site operations the role sustains and strengthens effective communication between the CoE and key partners in the markets, including Supply Chain Directors, Production and Materials Scheduling, as well as with Suppliers and 3rd Parties.
    • This job holder must be capable of performing root cause and trend analysis for critical case volume and inventory valuation data.

    Your Role

    Manage the local Materials Scheduling process:

    • Ensure continuous replenishment of raw materials for the brewing and packaging process at supply locations in scope.
    • Manage the local purchase order/scheduling agreement process to ensure MRP signal is accurate and purchase orders are in place to facilitate material receipt and supplier payment.
    • Ensure efficient communication between Material planning team in COE, local Production Scheduling, local operations, and Procurement teams
    • Communicate to appropriate collaborators any risks to short- and medium-term schedule material for in scope production locations.
    • Support process improvement through interpretation of performance analytics.
    • Ensure an ongoing tracking of relevant materials supply chain metrics.
    • Do a deep dive on issues relating to material supply and supplier performance.

    Drive standardisation and automation of systems and processes:

    • Ensure local Material scheduling systems in place are aligned to global supply planning codification strategy and standards.
    • Ensure effective ways of working with Data, CoE and local production/technical teams to ensure BOM accuracy.
    • Ensure that all master data pertaining to MRP (e.g., BOMs, recipes, lead-times, batch sizes etc.) is maintained in the appropriate information systems (e.g. SAP, ECC6, APO).
    • Contribute to process improvements across the wider CoE.

    Experience Required

    • Degree or equivalent in appropriate Supply Chain, Engineering, or Business degree.
    • APICS CPIM / CSCP or equivalent desirable
    • +5 years in Material planning and/or procurement experience in CPG (Materials Management, Materials Planning)
    • Additionally, some wider cross functional experience and beverage materials categories preferable. E.g. procurement, packaging, raw materials.
    • Significant line management experience required.
    • Experience with advanced planning software with Supply Planning (SAP APO would be an advantage).

    Specific Requirements:

    • Knowledge of MPS/MRP and DRP methodology
    • Experience in distribution / warehousing / scheduling
    • Understanding and experience in plant operations.
    • Experience within supply chain optimisation platforms (ERP / master data, time-phased replenishment planning systems).
    • Detailed understanding of end-to-end supply chain operational processes within Diageo e.g., DRP, MPS, inventory, conversion, logistics and customer service.
    • Influencing and stakeholder engagement skills.
    • Good communication skills - verbal, written and presentation.
    • Customer centric mind set.
    • High degree of quantitative and analytical skills, with attention to detail.
    • Proficient in MS applications e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook.

    Method of Application

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