Job Title
Planning Manager
Employment Type
Full Time
2 to 5 years
R25000 to R330000
Job Published
03 November 2021
Job Reference No.

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

  • Participate and influence department strategy
  • Monitor and track against the plan
  • Develop recommendations and subsequent action plans to enable the delivery of the departmental strategy
  • Day to day interaction with team members to deliver strategy
  • Build and develop effective relationships with relevant stakeholders to highlight and determine best solution to overcome challenges to continuously improve
  • Contribute to delivering strategic plans with suppliers by liaising regularly on trend changes and tactical forecasting
  • Ensuring procurement strategy on raw material and dry stock support forecasts
  • Proactive and regular communication with key stakeholders

Operational Planning

  • Understand and optimise supply chain and systems
  • Understand internal and external factors which impact on demand and ensure these are reflected in forecasts
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholder to maximise trade
  • Identify challenges, trends and opportunities
  • Maintain Data and Systems
  • Collate Information and Assumptions
  • Develop and Maintain the Forecast
  • Forecasting to align with prospective orders
  • Reach Consensus through Alignment
  • Share and Publish the Forecast
  • Track and Manage Demand

Continuous improvement

  • Analysis of historical and current performance
  • Understand market / product trends as well as department focus that could impact demand
  • Liaise with suppliers with regards to long term tactical plans
  • Implementation and review against long term tactical plans

People Management

  • Conduct workforce planning to ensure the team is suitably staffed to meet functional objectives taking into account various internal and external factors
  • Implement, drive and manage all people development initiatives linked to the HR Strategy including performance management, succession planning, talent management etc. to ensure the team’s performance meets the required standards
  • Set medium to long term goals and objectives for the relevant area of control and monitor progress against these
  • Plan, organise, lead and control subordinate's activities to ensure functional objectives are met or exceeded
  • Assure stable employee relations by managing conflict and creating a positive and performing working environment

Teamwork / Staff Engagement

  • Living the Cavalier values in an individual and team capacity aimed at building a cohesive working environment
  • Actively participate in all people development initiatives linked to the HR Strategy including but not limited to: performance management; succession planning; talent management; change, process optimisation and engagement initiatives etc. to ensure the team’s performance meets the required standards
  • Build, support and maintain healthy diverse internal (peers / team members / managers) as well as external (service providers etc.) relationships and implement remedial actions when required to ensure achievement of organisational goals
  • Provide relevant and specialised technical support, where required, to peers and colleagues to ensure the achievement of objectives

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • B Bus. Sc / B Com or equivalent tertiary qualification in Supply Chain
  • Minimum years of Experience required 5 + years
  • Supply Chain FMCG / Food / Agri
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Financial or economic background
  • Supply Chain
  • Leadership skills
  • Lateral thinker
  • Drive for improvement and efficiency
  • Negotiation skills
  • Driver’s License