Planner at PZ Cussons

  • Post Date : October 25, 2022
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 21384
  • Career Level Mid-Level
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree (BSC)

Job Description

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc is part of a multinational consumer goods business, PZ Cussons Plc. We manufacture and distribute some of the best loved brands in Nigeria, from Imperial Leather to Cussons Baby, Morning Fresh to Thermocool and Robb. We operate in five core categories – personal care, beauty, home care, food and nutrition and electricals. Worldwide PZ Cussons Group employs over 5000 people across Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.Main Functions

Plans and coordinates raw materials, packaging material and oil input availability for production activities of the production units with the aim of achieving the following:

Keep the plants running optimally (>70% Capacity Utilization)
Monitor Raw and Packaging materials availability for production
Monitor availability of Finished Goods
Monitor the plants’ ability to supply demand plan
Keeps accurate records of inventory for reporting and planning

Reporting Relationships

Reports to Production and planning Manager, with dotted line relationship with the Production Managers
Peers are Plant shift leaders, and Managers on similar grades from other Departments
Direct reports are all planning data officers


To operate within departments budget
Current team size N/A
Also has dotted line relations with all plant operators

Principal Accountabilities

Monitors stock levels of all raw, packaging and finished goods products
Monitors stock shelf life of all raw, packaging and finished goods products
Ensures items are purchased to maintain agreed stock norms/inventory positions
Translates agreed demand forecast numbers into Raw, Packaging material and Oil quantities and requirements
Plans purchase of Raw & Packaging and oil
Monitors production and sales performance to plan
Monitors Stock Norm adherence
Must be conversant with production processes and timelines in order to ensure production can meet plan
Must be conversant with all PR, PO processes
Enforces SHE, Food Safety, AIB and GMP rules and policies of the company
To identify training needs of reports and develop training plans for leadership approval
Maintains discipline in the team
Collates and prepares appropriate planning reports Production and planning coordinator such as:

Oil Plan
Daily, weekly and Monthly Production Plans
Purchase Request report for approval
Business Planning inputs
Planning precision report
Inventory position report
SLOB report

Any other job assigned by Superior/leadership

Internal & External Relationships

Production team (Refinery, Packing Plant)
Engineering and Maintenance Team
Operation, Planning, Supply & Distribution Team
Technical team (Q.A., SHE etc.)
Warehouse/Stores team
Human Resources (H.R.)


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Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Degree or equivalent in Engineering, or Mathematical Sciences,
2-4 years’ work experience in a similar position
Computer literate
Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

Job Context & Special Features:

Ability to take decision decisively.
Ability to grasp complex concepts easily.
Pay attention to minute details.
Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
Great physical health.
Ability to motivate co-workers, colleagues and others.
Ability to display self-confidence
Ability to operate in a systematic and logical manner.
Analytically sound
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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