Raw Material Planning Manager

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Date: Jan 27, 2023

Location: Petaling Jaya, MY

Company: AkzoNobel

Job Purpose

Key Accountabilities

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  • 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.


  • At least 6-years 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
  • University Education (e.g. Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or other relevant discipline) with Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Focused on results
  • Good problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate analyses and synthesize recommendations
  • Strong desire to challenge and improve status-quo
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility and able to work under-pressure
  • Fluent and able to work in English. Understanding and sensitivity to different cultural behaviours.


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