Parmalat Zambia Ltd
Posted Job
8 months ago

Central Planner

Parmalat Zambia Ltd is the leader in Dairy Industry and Supplier of Quality Dairy products in Zambia. Parmalat subscribes to world class quality standards in manufacturing and distribution of its products. An opportunity exists for a talented individual who wishes to develop a career in this exciting industry as Central Planner reporting to the Logistics Manager.

1. Overall Mission:

The Central Planner has a solid line reporting to the Logistics Manager. The role requires to act as the liaison (point of contact) for the logistics, production and sales teams and ensure the timeous execution of supply plans developed by all the teams. The incumbent will ensure optimum volume throughput and utilization of Company resources and people, in order to support production, logistics and sales in the supply of stock for grid requirements.

2. Key Dimensions:

The Central Planner will be responsible for:

  • Co-ordinating execution of supply plans (demand, production, materials, imports and interdepot) in country
  • Monitor and report country adherence and/or performance to supply plans
  • Facilitate the S &OP in market

3. Responsibilities:

  • Develop production schedules and manage changes as necessary: weekly and daily packaging/ racking schedules which align to production and sales planning’s requirements, whilst taking into account production constraints and optimally utilising production resources.
  • Compile short, medium and long term plans across the value chain. Monitor raw material supply through interaction with stakeholders (Warehouse, Logistics, procurement and sales)
  • Monitor raw materials supply to production through correspondence with raw materials controllers, and factor into production plans
  • Implementation of improved projects across the value chain
  • Agree and report reliability numbers to stakeholders according to the reporting
  • Communicate supply risks and opportunities to Country Management Team as well as the production and sales team
  • Manage both demand and supply stakeholder relationships and interactions
  • Support the development of the Company budget
  • Manage expenditure against budget / forecast and identify productivity opportunities
  • Evaluate KPI performance and provide root cause analysis of poor performance

4. Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Statistics or equivalent
  • Membership of professional bodies would be advantageous
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in a manufacturing environment, or within a similar function

5. Skills and Attributes Required:

  • High energy levels with a bias for action
  • Good communicator across all levels within and external to the organisation with personal gravitas and credibility
  • Customer focussed mind-set and approach
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills with an ability to manage complexity and ambiguity
  • Excellent self-management practices
  • Proactive, energetic and committed
  • Flexible, adaptable and pragmatic
  • High tolerance for stress and managing the operational realities of the business
  • Proactive, demonstrates initiative with the ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Attention to detail, logical thinker

Method of Application

Applications along with detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of qualifications should be addressed to:

the Human Resources Manager,

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application deadline
11 Mar 15:00
Email applications to

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