Planning Manager (Raw Material)

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Date: Jun 2, 2022

Location: Petaling Jaya, MY

Company: AkzoNobel

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Job Purpose

Responsible for the planning of raw materials and packaging materials, ensuring that the production plan can be executed. Through close contact with procurement and suppliers you ensure a solid supplier relationship and performance.
High-level understanding of the trade-offs between service, inventory and costs.  
The role requires a comprehensive understanding of existing and future capacity plans/constraints at the manufacturing plant and distribution network, and knowledge of how production capacity can be flexed to meet demand.
Manage exceptions and all activities related to material planning to ensure availability for the master production plan in line with MRP parameters and supplier contracts. 
Ensure master data correctness & proper housekeeping of transactional data.
Ensure good communication and integration with other planning teams, manufacturing (scheduling), logistics, customer care and other stakeholders. Drive MDI meeting & gate keeping meetings with other departments and support with providing relevant KPI’s to measure performance. Escalate material availability issues to procurement according to the guidelines.
Support projects and process improvement to enhance performance and efficiency of the required planning activities (SLOBs, Inventories and Service across scope site / supply points).

Key Accountabilities

Material Planning:
•    Review/ update material planning and manage material availability: planning of raw & packaging materials, ensuring that the production plan can be executed. 
•    Creation of purchase orders and inform production planning on timelines. Review the 12wk outlook for the material plan, taking into account capacity agreements and storage capacity on the site.
•    Support the material controllers and the site with analyses when needed to create visibility
•    Manage MRP exception messages.
•    Drive gate keeping meetings with the other departments and support with providing relevant KPI’s to measure performance.
•    Provide impact analysis when needed to show the impact of decisions or scenarios to the plan. Support on reporting where necessary.
•    Reviewing with Supplier flexibility to support Material Planning with respect to supplier capacity and suppliers 2nd tier material availability
•    Link to Procurement and Inbound Supply Chain Manager to improve Supplier Performance and escalate in case of structural material availability issues (& inform stakeholders).
•    Balance service level (OTIF) and inventory targets (OWC) of raw and pack materials, whilst understanding cost impacts on manufacturing.
•    Manage reduction and prevention of slow and obsolete stock (raw & pack). Ensure rework and scrapping at the site/primary DC.
•    Inputs to inventory strategy including safety stock settings on raw & pack materials for existing, new and phase-out products.
•    Inputs and maintains inventory stocking policies of raw & pack materials, safety stock levels in ERP system.
•    Ensure master data correctness & proper housekeeping of transactional data.
•    Support projects and process improvement to enhance performance and efficiency of the required material planning activities.

Key Performance Indicators
•    Service – ensure on time and in full targets (Delivery Capability) 
•    Inventory within target levels – both in value and in days
•    SLOBs – slow moving and obsolete stock in value
•    Material availability

 

Experience

At least 3-year experience in Supply Planning in FMCG, Paint/Coating or Retail
Expert on Supply Planning in SAP and BI
Experience on IBP processes, Advanced Supply Planning tools
Project and Change Management skills
Experience on coordinating teams and managing stakeholders

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Competencies

Accepting Direction
Accepting Responsibility
Acquiring Information

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