Materials Planner at AB InBev

MRP Run and Validation

Run MRP in the Planning System for both TBL and TDL
Check material availability and forward stock projection vs agreed upon stock parameters for both TDL and TBL
Review supplier production plan and critical material availability
Check restrictions and adjust
Identify slow moving inventory and alert team
Check long term material availability with supplier

Material management

Expediting of urgent orders
Ensure correct PO process is followed
Follow up that all inventory is GRN in time (within 48 hours) and that GIT is always clean
Attend weekly stock counts of raw material stores under your control
Sign off on any variances and flag those immediately to Planning Manager
Update system with any variances
Carefully track and report on shelf life of materials weekly to reduce obsolescence
Manage inventory levels against Inventory Policy and report weekly on any variances and risks

Supplier management

Fully understand commercial terms of each supplier
Issue PO’s for each raw material and packaging materials at brewery and distillery level
Follow up with supplier monthly on any account related problems and facilitate speedy reconciliation of accounts.
Manage call offs from suppliers

Cost management

Manage materials within cash flow budgets
Identify and implement cost avoidance and cost reduction initiatives

Master data management

Regularly reviewing all master data with various functions in the organization as well as suppliers to ensure data quality and accuracy
Drive regular routines to keep master data up to date in the planning tool. This includes but are not to inventory on hand and order lead times, BOM, production schedule, minimum order quantity etc.
Define critical materials

KPI’s, Routines & Reports

Ensures that Daily, Weekly and Monthly Meeting routines are adhered to in line with mandatory LCP & internal guidelines
Ensures that processes are standardized via SOP’s and work standards are monitored and improved by using Operational Work Diagnoses (OWD’s);
Track KPI’s on a daily, weekly and monthly basis in line with LCP requirements
Ensures that appropriate problem-solving tools are applied for out of range KPI’s in line with LCP methodology.
Publish reports on time as per LCP guidelines and internal processes.

Competency Requirements

Logistics degree or another 3-year degree in related field such as Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management or commerce
Experience of planning tools, techniques and accountabilities ranging from tactical planning, distribution and supplier management
Proven experience with ability to influence and interface with senior stakeholders, specifically manufacturing as well as external suppliers
Demonstrate problem solving skills with an ability to manage complexity and ambiguity
Ability to work under pressure
Good verbal and communication skills
Discipline and rigor around processes with attention to detail
Good self-management principles
Ability to adapt to and implement change effectively
Strive for continuous improvement
Strong analytic and numerical skills, with proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to multitask, attention to detail and logical thinker.

Additional Information:

Band: VIII

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality. Internal applicants require Line manager approval. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for short-listing. Interested candidates who meet the above specifications may apply no later than 12 September 2023.