Supply Planner - #336713


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Randburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time

AVI Ltd. is known for its leading household brands across many categories including hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits, and snacks, frozen convenience foods, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, and fashion apparel.

NATIONAL BRANDS LIMITED operates 5 manufacturing sites, offering world-class manufacturing facilities in Isando (Johannesburg), Rosslyn (Pretoria), Westmead, and Durban (KZN). It is home to some of the best-known South African tea, coffee, and creamer brands, including our delicious range of much-loved savoury and sweet biscuits, and our melt-in-your-mouth snack range.

An exciting opportunity exists within NBL for a Supply Planner. The successful candidate will report to the Planning Manager and will be based in Bryanston.

Key Performance Areas:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Manage service levels - Targets set by the business.
  • Provide a production plan each week.
  • Manage finished good stock levels within predetermined target days cover (this includes stock builds for promotions, line shutdowns, and peak build for seasonality).
  • Work closely with the Factories, Sales, and Marketing teams to ensure that stock is available when needed.
  • Work closely with the distribution and the deployment team to ensure that all regions have sufficient stock to meet the demand.
  • Manage forecast accuracy - Set by the business.
  • Run monthly forecasting meetings.
  • Maintain planning parameters within SAP and Barnton Planning tool.
  • Manage new product launches to ensure that suitable stock covers are achieved before the launch date.
  • Hold weekly feedback sessions to highlight service level, production, stock, or sales issues with key stakeholders in the various business units.
  • Take part in monthly New Product Development meetings to discuss new products and available capacity etc.
  • Do weekly/monthly reporting as required.
  • Be able to do scenario planning and give feedback to the business units on capacity constraints and the view going forward.
  • Collaboration with the Customer DC Planners and/or Deployment Planners.


  • At least 8 years’ experience gained in an FMCG environment of which a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Planner in FMCG


  • A completed degree or equivalent qualification in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Procurement or similar
  • CPIM will be advantageous

Additional Requirements:

  • SAP experience required
  • Experience using Barnton or any other Supply Chain planning software
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • MS PowerPoint skills (presentations)
  • FMCG experience


  • Analysing Data
  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Relating and Networking
  • Planning and organising
  • Delivering Results

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