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Planning Manager at JTI

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Planning Manager at JTI

Planning Manager at JTI

Planning Manager at JTI 

Japan Tobacco International (JTI)


We are JTI, Japan Tobacco International, and we are present in 130 countries. We have spent years innovating, creating new and better products for the consumers to choose from. This is our business. But not only. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe that when they are free to be themselves, and they are given the opportunity to grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen.

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 80% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why JTI is recognized with various Employer of Choice certifications across different countries and regions.

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea.

Please, apply by 19th June 2024

Local applicants are welcome.

Job title: Planning Manager

Department GSC Manufacturing Services

Location: Tanzania

Reporting to Manufacturing Services Manager

The position is responsible for leading planning function to manage supply against demand, machine scheduling, leaf planning , material requirement planning (MRP), Master data maintenance in SAP, direct procurement ensuring effective collaboration between different stakeholders from Factory , Market and Global team. This role also assists Tax stamps management from Factory side, Inventory management adhering to stock norm, stock connectivity on time, completing planning cycle in intergrated business processes (IBP) in accordance with global timeline. Key assistant to Manufacturing Services Manager on Leaf, Production & Material Planning related analysis, projections and related Purchase Requisitions creation.

What Will You Do – Responsibilities

Lead planning function with expected leadership traits ( Supervise direct reports, define tasks and responsibilities of subordinates, ensure the applicability of business conduct standards, nurture team spirit, motivate to boost up confidence, foster team development and ensure proper evaluation of subordinates)
Exhibit good interpersonal communication skill to bridge among Market, Leaf , GSC and global colleagues. Lead the team to deliver factory KPI in collaboration with other departments and ensure energy efficient plan, increase OEE%, write off reduction and drive savings from planning
Avoid out of stock situation with proper connectivity of materials. Ensure production continuity in efficient manner with Master data maintenance in SAP and Business flow creation
Ensure short term, medium term and long-term planning. Maintain daily/weekly/monthly production planning at all levels, perform analysis and constant follow-ups
Plans and schedules factory production activity in consideration to sales forecasts, market trends, materials availability, factory production constraints, so as to result in optimized efficiency and balanced inventories which are in line with Warehouse excelence guidelines
Highlight future expansion need with proper Capacity calculation and loading levels.Perform Rough Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP) and plan according projects and downtimes/overtime inline with production requirement monthly. Actively participate for effective Annual Strategic Plans (ASP) submission for 3-year horizon
Ensure health and safety according to ISO/EHS, 5S3R processes and programs, identify the hazards, assess the risks, and ensure that control measures are implemented to maintain a healthy and safe workplace. Actively demonstrate commitment to health and safety, take immediate steps to correct unsafe workplace conditions or behaviors.

Whom Are We Looking For – Requirements

Degree in Statistics or Economics or Engineering or any other related field
3-5 years working experience in a manufacturing environment
Knowledge about the production of cigarettes is added advantage
English and Kiswahili, Advanced Computer skills, SAP and IBP
Good Business Understanding
High level of integrity
Attention to details

Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.


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