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Title:  Material Requirements Planner

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Immediate Superior: [[Lead: MRP Planning]] 
Job Grade: [[10]] 
Location: [[Cape Town]]
Function: [[Supply Chain]]
Sub Function: [[Planning & Deployment]]
Type of Contract: [[Permanent]]
Reference Number: [[97898]] 
Closing Date: 12/01/2024

Purpose of the position: To warrant that the business has a sustainable competitive advantage in the market by ensuring that the availability and supply of the relevant inventory items meets the requirements and targets for demand, as set by the Lead MRP


Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to:

Optimise Working capital efficiency through:

  • Optimised MRP
  • MRP Health
  • Ensure delighted internal customers (Manufacturing-Materials Planning-Group Planning & Procurement)
  • Ensure reliable Planning and Supplier performance to support Manufacturing performance



 Achieve Sustainability through:

  • Reduced Operating Costs
  • Improved Customer Service
  • Ownership and accountability
  • Integration Management
  • Working within Functional Integration Teams (referred to as FIT)
  • Exception Management
  • Enable group COGS optimisation by creating a competitive advantage on Direct material cost
  • Sound knowledge of inventory replenishment and the management role in ensuring materials are available when needed
  • Good working knowledge of the management of both logistics and the supply chain environment.


The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:


  • A relevant Degree within Supply Chain.
  • Understand the entire value chain of the business
  • Understand the full impact of dealing with the storage and distribution of goods, as well as the planning and managing of the movement of goods in a supply chain
  • Display basic knowledge of the process environment for manufacturing and the role that supply planning plays in the production environment
  • Show a reasonable proficiency in all areas of advanced planning, both demand and supply
  • Display an advanced understanding of supply planning principles concerning efficient production, resource capacities, Master Scheduling and S&OPs, BOMs and purchasing
  • Understand the importance and roles of replenishment rules, lead-time, classes of inventory, safety stock, inventory related costs, inventory control systems
  • Computer Skills:  Use of MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint; Use of ERP and MRP systems (I); Use of in-house systems/tools
  •  Solve advanced mathematical problems
  • Exhibit advanced modelling understanding
  • Show deep reasoning and analytical skills
  • Effectively interact with all levels of staff with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Communicate clearly in English, both written and spoken
  • Have a good overall understanding of business operations and the management thereof
  • Management activities and business concepts
  • Business outcomes and financial reporting
  • Decision support models
  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of project management principles and practices in the material planning and general business environments
  • Interact with team members across all business functions. Show commitment to the team and an ability to engage effectively with team-members
  • Understand what it actually takes to delight both internal and external customers
  • Identify and report problems to managers


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. Heineken Beverages (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd) is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values inclusion and diversity. You must be fully eligible to live and work in South Africa to apply.

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