Production Planner (Colorants / Manufacturing / Chemical / Industrial) – Government Job Vacancies in Johannesburg

Elev8 Recruitment Services (Pty) LTD

Duties & Responsibilities

Production Planner (Colorants / Manufacturing / Chemical / Industrial) – Johannesburg

Competitive package on offer!

Global Manufacturing concern is seeking the expertise of a dynamic Production Planner to join their team.


Main Purpose of the Role:

Responsible for all production scheduling within Operations. Supports with the maintenance and data entry of production and warehouse management information into SAP. Supports the purchasing department with packaging procurement. Also requires understanding of production and shipping process so that the impact of incorrect data entries and timelines of entries can be appreciated. Manage and sustain an interdepartmental rapport essential to maintaining a smooth flow of all materials in and out of the plant.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 – 5 years working experience in planning and procurement within the chemical industry
  • Degree in any field, preferably from Operation Management or Business Admin
  • Experience working on SAP MRP system
  • Has the ability to manage complex scheduling, vast numbers of materials, products and equipment
  • Strong organizational skills with solid computing experience and an eye for detail
  • Advanced or Intermediate capabilities using MS Access
  • Experience in a functional warehouse or procurement
  • Team player and challenges the production for deviation in plan
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining an ISO management system (advantageous)


Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare Daily production schedule and co-ordinate morning operational meeting with Production Team Leaders
  • Liaise with customer Support to schedule production to meet Customer’s requirements, including daily meeting with Sales department
  • Raise Process orders in SAP and distribute batch cards to Operations according to the Daily Production Schedule
  • Liaise with Procurement Officer to ensure Raw Materials are available to produce the required products
  • Supports the Procurement Officer with the purchasing of Labels for production
  • Inform Customer Support and Sales staff of any issues in production which could delay delivery of product to the customer
  • Enter details of Operational times for each process order into SAP for batch closing and report any significant variances to the responsible Production Team Leader’s and Management Accountant
  • Maintain spreadsheet for Major Domestic customers and schedule production to meet the required level of stock holdings
  • Supports in managing the working capital within the business targets and guidelines
  • File completed batch cards in appropriate product file
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Site & Operations Manager
  • Ensure compliance with all Environmental, Health, and Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to the compliance with ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 14001 Environmental Systems


Please email CV’s to Nicole Spamers: and Lameez Herborn:

Desired Experience & Qualification

Production, Planner, Colorants, Manufacturing, Chemical, Industrial, planning, procurement, Degree, Operations management, Business admin, SAP, MRP System, MS Access, Functional warehouse, ISO management system, complex scheduling,


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