Material Planner & Logistics Manager - #305588

Abantu Staffing Solutions

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
Contract type: Full time



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics Management or related field
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in supply chain management/ Logistics
  • Experience in the following required: master scheduling; MRP implementation and Planning System development, capacity planning and inventory management


  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping
  • Create policies or procedures for logistics activities
  • Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management.
  • Establish or monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.
  • Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics
  • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records
  • Negotiate with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability
  • Plan or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes
  • Recommend purchase of new or improved technology, such as automated systems
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues
  • Supervise the work of logistics specialists, planners, or schedulers
  • Communicate freight transportation information to customers or suppliers, using transportation management, electronic logistics marketplace, or electronic freight information systems, to improve efficiency, speed, or quality of transportation services
  • Direct or coordinate comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, or final disposal of resources
  • Knowledge of Legal requirement of Inward/ Outward, subcontracting process, Production Planning, Material Scheduling, Transport Management and Manpower Handling
  • Liaison with Customer Service & Sales in order to understand & satisfy customer needs and where necessary provide support communicating with external customers.
  • Management of the inventory levels throughout the business driving to have the right inventory in the right levels to best balance market needs and business requirements
  • Liason with production staff, including production manager to assist with level loading of the plant and plan future capacity requirements
  • Provision of departmental KPIs which measure departmental performance , i.e. level loading, adherence to lead-time, lead-time management, and customer service performance

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