Production Planner

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Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Giza, EG

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

  • Plan production with a very high level of understanding trade-offs between service, inventory, and manufacturing costs
  • The role requires a comprehensive understanding of existing and future capacity plans/ constraints at the manufacturing plant, and knowledge of how production capacity can be flexed to meet demand
  • Contact point to supply planning manager for production plan sign off
  • Contact point to production scheduler/ factory manager for adherence to plan, constraints, and exceptions
  • Ensure planning is aligned to service and OWC KPIs

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintains the rough-cut capacity plan with inputs from various stakeholders in the IBP process
  • Prepares gap closing proposals in supply planning and capacity graphs for the hub supply review
  • Finite production and capacity planning based on demand inputs, plant capability, factory calendar
  • Master production plan release for production plant/ manufacturing cells
  • Manages and resolves demand exceptions with Factory Manager/ Scheduler, Hub/ Supply Planning Manager in accordance with IBP rules
  • Reviews schedule adherence and drives improvement
  • Balance service level (OTIF) and inventory targets (OWC), whilst understanding cost impacts on manufacturing
  • Analyze OTIF root cause analysis for failures and drive improvement plans
  • Inputs and maintains inventory stocking policies, safety stock levels on ERP system
  • Inputs to inventory strategy on existing, new and phase-out products
  • Establish full year inventory plan and track performance aligned to work capital targets
  • Analyze root cause analysis for inventory plan deviations and drive improvement plans
  • Manage reduction and prevention of slow and obsolete stock
  • Monitor FINI distributed to DCs as contact point to resolve over/ under stock position
  • Lead local site supply reviews with Supply Manager


  • A minimum of 4 years of Production and Inventory Management experience
  • University Graduate in relevant discipline 
  • Experience in SAP and strong Excel knowledge
  • Valid light motor vehicle license
  • Good communication skills and problem solving skills

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 28144