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Supply Chain Planning Intern

KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa
7 days ago0 Applicants
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  • Tertiary degree with Supply Chain and/ or Business Management is preferred. An Engineering degree will also be considered.

Purpose of the Role

  • The Execution Planner (RMPM) is the Planning representative at Unilever’s factories from RMPM perspective. 
  • The role Material Scheduling: receives the Production Schedule - and schedules and executes the daily call offs of Raw and Packaging Materials from suppliers.

Key Responsibilities
Material Scheduling

  • Schedule the delivery of materials with Suppliers, monitor delivery logistics (Call off)
  • Liaise with local Suppliers to ensure material availability to meet schedules and define and execute corrective actions when necessary
  • Manage and resolve week 0 to 1 material availability crises with suppliers
  • Execute SLOB management actions proposed by the Inventory Optimisation Specialist
  • Maintain delivery due list with inbound warehouse personnel
  • Ensure the tracking document is populated with integrity of materials by ensuring prompt write offs of obsolete stocks (following global policy)
  • Recommend changes on POs to L2 team (MRP Coordinator)

Liaison with other parties:

  • Escalate to Procurement planned material availability issues
  • Liaise with inbound stores on overdue deliveries and follow up with suppliers
  • Liaise with inbound stores and Suppliers for most desirable delivery days
  • Liaise with Suppliers of rejected materials and ensure that all materials are returned to the suppliers
  • Ensure that all GRN on materials on week 0 to 1 are capture timelessly, and if not escalate to the Market & Site Collaboration Planner
  • Advise Suppliers of all changes in stock holding policy to ensure that stock is appropriately managed

Transition Management:

  • Manage RMPM material write offs at product launches, re-launches, SKU rationalisation, 5S projects, working closely with the MRP Coordinator to ensure that all plans are optimised and run-out schedules are accurately maintained
  • Ensure material availability for RMPM on week 0 to 1 – production trials, ramp up and ramp down
  • Provide input into MOC for RMPM

Working Capital Management

  • Work closely with the Procurement team and suppliers to ensure appropriate stock levels for bulks are maintained both on-site and at the suppliers to ensure material availability 
  • Execute actions proposed by the Inventory Specialist and End to End Planners on  Slow and Obsolete (SLOB) raw and packaging materials and ensure that provisions are raised timeously

Data Maintenance

  • Provide feedback to Parameter Optimisation Specialist to ensure run strategy is workable
  • Provide and validate input data to the Inventory Specialist for generation of the Inventory Planning Model and agree output prior to implementation
  • Provide and validate other planning master data required by the L2 Hub
  • Ensure proper maintenance of relevant data in the system as defined by the Master Data templates
  • Perform regular scheduling data health checks


  • Ensure the plant shortage report is issued weekly
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