Learnership Opportunity at Givaudan

Givaudan currently holds a Learnership post for a planner to be based in Johannesburg

Closing date: Ongoing

Location: Johannesburg

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for planning, scheduling and ordering of affiliate / 3rd party finished / raw materials as well as for the scheduling of local finished powders products, in order to achieve and maintain key performance indicators (KPI’s) and Organisational Targets (PIR/golden rules/best practices, SLOB, etc.).

Core Responsibilities

  • Follow the parameterization in SAP.
  • Identify and resolve shortages through efficient scheduling to ensure an appropriate level of inventory following corporate standards.
  • Ensure customer (internal and external) response on time managing realistic daily plans considering capacity and raw material availability (MRP).

  • Work under the standards of quality, safety and industrial hygiene and good practices.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improvement and participate in lean initiatives
  • Track purchase orders and escalate problems

  • Communicate and interact with relevant departments and business partners in order to solve issues.
  • Achieve and maintain service level targets.
  • Obsolescence Control (use of SLOB Tool for Inventory and Risk assessment).
  • Review customer orders for raw materials resale demands.

  • Provide mid to long term forecast to procurement.
  • Resolve or escalate issues related to orders, working with production, customer care and regional and global affiliates as required.
  • Produce daily, weekly, and monthly status reports (e.g. COOISPI schedule, OTS, past due purchase orders) and distribute.

  • Receive and record vendor confirmations, file purchase order documents, other duties as required. Work with materials planners and purchasing group to resolve vendor issues.
  • Manage Packaging Supply.
  • May be required to run KPI reports and assist Planning Manager with adhoc requests.

  • Enter required planning data into SAP.
  • Liaise with Logistics to ensure that the finished products will be shipped on time.
  • Work with materials and production planners to resolve supply issues.


  • Become a part of the team, be a team player ,work well under pressure with all planners and other departments

Academic Background
Bachelor’s degree / Diploma  in Supply Chain / Planning

Professional experience

  • None required, some experience in the area is beneficial.

Technical Skills
* APICS certification desired
* ERP/MRP expertise
* Strong affinity to systems and analytical tools (Desired SAP, BI,BO)
* Language skills: English * Fluent
* Microsoft Office Suite expertise

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