Production and Planning Manager

Full time @PZ Cussons
  • Post Date : October 25, 2022
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 21914
  • Career Level Mid-Level
  • Experience 5 - 7 years
  • Qualifications BA/BSc/HND

Job Description

Main Functions

Plans and coordinates production activities of all production units for optimal output and adherence to plan with the aim of achieving the following:
Keep the plants running optimally (>70% Capacity Utilization)
Ensures Raw and Packaging materials are always available for production
Ensure availability of Finished Goods for sale
Ensures the plants’ ability to supply demand plan
Ensure accurate records of inventory for reporting and planning

Reporting Relationships:

Peer Relationships
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Reports to Head of Site, with dotted line relationship with the Production Managers
Peers are Managers on similar grades from other Departments
Direct reports are all planning data officers and planner


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

Principal Accountabilities

Schedule usage of production materials to ensure optimal production levels
Identify and resolve problems relating to inventory
Manage deadlines based on project expectations
Ensures stock levels of all raw, packaging, and finished goods products are in conformance to inventory policy
Ensures loss due to stock shelf life of all raw, packaging, and finished goods products expiration is avoided
Ensures items are purchased to maintain agreed stock norms/inventory positions
Ensures planned Raw materials, Packaging materials, Oil quantities and requirements are adequate to for planned production
Plans purchase of Raw & Packaging and oil
Ensures production performs to plan
Ensures Stock Norm adherence
Ensures finished goods do not go out of stock
Must be conversant with production processes and timelines to ensure production meets plan
Jointly responsible with procurement for timely Purchase 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
Renders appropriate reports to Head of site on timely bases, such as:

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

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.)


Other Contractors
RM & PM Suppliers

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Degree or equivalent in Engineering, or Mathematical Sciences,
5-7 years work experience in a similar position
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Computer literate
Good understanding of the industry market trends and conditions
Exceptional organizational and time-management skills

Job Context & Special Features:

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Ability to take decision decisively.
Ability to grasp complex concepts easily.
Meticulous and diligent
Excellent planning, negotiating, and organizing skills.
Able to sit, stand and move around for long hours at a time
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 communication abilities

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