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Job title: Material Planner
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 7 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 01 October 2020
Job reference no: 2357580040

Job Description


  • Bachelor’s Degree / National Diploma in Logistics or related field
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in Material Planning / Logistics within the Automotive Industry
  • Plastic Moulding experience advantageous
  • Experience in the following: Master Scheduling, MRP Implementation, Planning System development, Capacity Planning and Inventory Management



  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping
  • Create policies or procedures for logistics activities
  • Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management
  • Establish or monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems
  • Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics
  • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records
  • Negotiate with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability
  • Plan or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes
  • Recommend purchase of new or improved technology, such as automated systems
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues
  • Supervise the work of logistics specialists, planners, or schedulers
  • Communicate freight transportation information to customers or suppliers, using transportation management, electronic logistics marketplace, or electronic freight information systems, to improve efficiency, speed, or quality of transportation services
  • Direct or coordinate comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, or final disposal of resources
  • Knowledge of Legal requirement of Inward / Outward, Subcontracting Process, Production Planning, Material Scheduling, Transport Management and Manpower Handling
  • Liaison with Customer Service and Sales in order to understand & satisfy customer needs and where necessary provide support communicating with external customers
  • Management of the inventory levels throughout the business driving to have the right inventory in the right levels to best balance market needs and business requirements
  • Liaison with production staff, including production manager to assist with level loading of the plant and plan future capacity requirements