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Unilever Jobs 2020 November 2020 - Jobvacan

Unilever Jobs 2020

Job Description

Job Title: Supply Planner

Main Purpose

  • Ensure availability of all imported materials
  • Maintain stock levels of ordered materials as per the agreed stock norms
  • Help in achieving the supply chain objectives of reducing working capital and supplying the demand at the lowest cost.

Main Accountabilities

Materials Planning

  • Establish material requirements for Production Plans with the use of MRP Planned Orders.
  • Monitor Stock levels and ensure material availability for current production requirements. Establish and maintain appropriate safety stock levels.
  • Highlight material constraints that could impact production plans
  • Communicate with suppliers on material requirement forecasts on an ongoing basis.


  • Raise Purchase orders and call offs to suppliers based on planned requirements.
  • Follow-up on supplier confirmation of Purchase Orders and shipments.
  • Monitor shipments of all imported materials and take action when necessary to ensure timely arrival of material on site, thereby avoid disruption to production plans.
  • Co-ordinate with Internal Logistics to ensure availability of all imported materials at BUL
  • Establish requirements of specified packaging materials both local and imported based medium-term requirements. Place purchase orders and issue call offs according to Production Schedules.
  • Liaise with Suppliers on rejected materials or short shipped consignments.

Co-ordinate on Sourcing issues

  • Co-ordinate with Planners / Sourcing on new raw and packaging materials.
  • Provide data to establish Supplier Performance rating.


  • Provide necessary information and maintain necessary records to enable proper control of inventory and prices
  • Reports such as:-
  • Working Capital reports
  • Critical Material Report
  • Purchase Order Report
  • SLOBS List Report

Critical success Factors for the Job

Key Skills

Relevant Experience

  • High analytical skills
  • Advance excel skills
  • Should have good interpersonal skills
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • University Degree
  • 3 – 5 Years’ experience of procuring local and imported materials and dealing with overseas suppliers
  • Familiar with MRP systems (SAP, Fourth Shift etc)

Key Environment


  • Supply Management
  • Research and Development
  • Warehousing Teams

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