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  • Posted: Sep 18, 2020
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    Supply Planner

    • Ensure availability of all imported materials
    • Maintain stock levels of ordered materials as per the agreed stock norms
    • Help in achieving the supply chain objectives of reducing working capital and supplying the demand at the lowest cost.

    Main Accountabilities

    Materials Planning

    • Establish material requirements for Production Plans with the use of MRP Planned Orders.
    • Monitor Stock levels and ensure material availability for current production requirements. Establish and maintain appropriate safety stock levels.
    • Highlight material constraints that could impact production plans
    • Communicate with suppliers on material requirement forecasts on an ongoing basis.


    • Raise Purchase orders and call offs to suppliers based on planned requirements.
    • Follow-up on supplier confirmation of Purchase Orders and shipments.
    • Monitor shipments of all imported materials and take action when necessary to ensure timely arrival of material on site, thereby avoid disruption to production plans.
    • Co-ordinate with Internal Logistics to ensure availability of all imported materials at BUL
    • Establish requirements of specified packaging materials both local and imported based medium-term requirements. Place purchase orders and issue call offs according to Production Schedules.
    • Liaise with Suppliers on rejected materials or short shipped consignments.

    Co-ordinate on Sourcing issues

    • Co-ordinate with Planners / Sourcing on new raw and packaging materials.
    • Provide data to establish Supplier Performance rating.


    • Provide necessary information and maintain necessary records to enable proper control of inventory and prices
    • Reports such as:-
    • Working Capital reports
    • Critical Material Report
    • Purchase Order Report
    • SLOBS List Report

    Critical success Factors for the Job

    Key Skills

    Relevant Experience

    • High analytical skills
    • Advance excel skills
    • Should have good interpersonal skills
    • Planning and organizing skills
    • University Degree
    • 3 – 5 Years’ experience of procuring local and imported materials and dealing with overseas suppliers
    • Familiar with MRP systems (SAP, Fourth Shift etc)

    Key Environment


    • Supply Management
    • Research and Development
    • Warehousing Teams

    Method of Application

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