Olam International was established in 1989 with 1 product in 1 country, trading cashew from Nigeria into India. Today we are a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 65 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 13,800 customers worldwide. Our team of 23,000 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses inclu...
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The Packaged Foods Business is centered around West Africa and now has 8 Manufacturing Plants across 6 product categories - Tomato Paste, Seasonings, Instant Noodles, Biscuits, Beverages, and Sweets & Candies.
The planning manager will have the responsibility to establish a professional planning function across all PFB operation with the adequate organisation, clear roles & responsibilities, planning processes and KPIs to drive accuracy.
Develop planning policies including inventory policy, and categorization of finished goods and raw and packaging material and align with the system integration.
Manage stock levels within agreed policy levels for material and finished goods
Manage the demand planning process for all the appropriate categories; focusing on eliminating bias and improving forecast accuracy.
Production planning taking account of demand planning, supply chain policy, capacity limitations, and other production constraints
Materials requirement Planning. Create and maintain the materials requirement plan. Establish material safety stock and reorder levels with accurate lead times. Implement stock plans to achieve stock targets on materials and finished goods.
Master Production Scheduling
Distribution requirement planning / replenishment
Evaluate risks and opportunities creating contingencies and making decisions
Capacity management planning
Drive business planning, and in particular, the annual volume planning process which includes interfacing closely with sales, Marketing and finance to ensure timeous delivery.
Support innovation teams in launching new products
Develop and train the Demand planners and supply planners across all operations
Lead ERP projects, integration of SAP MRP. Establish MRP, MPS, and capacity planning processes and align with the system integration
Minimum of 15 years of experience in supply chain in Leading Global Agri-Manufacturing/FMCG/ Consumer companies with positions covering Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Stock Management and Primary Distribution.
Experience of Lean, Six Sigma and/or TPM strongly preferred.