Production Planner at Seven-Up Bottling Company Limited

Seven-Up Bottling Company Limited is one of the largest manufacturing companies in Nigeria, producing and distributing some of the favourite most- loved soft drink brands in the country like; 7up, Pepsi, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, H2oH!, Teem, Lipton Ice Tea and Aquafina premium drinking water. SBC boasts of nine bottling plants with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities strategically located across various regions in the country.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Production Planner

Location: Nationwide
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Level: Senior

Main Purpose of Job

  • The Production Planner is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of the production plan at Seven-Up Bottling Company.
  • This includes overseeing the availability of materials and goods required for production, as well as maintaining an optimal working space.
  • The Production Planner plays a critical role in coordinating production workflow, planning operations, and monitoring job progress to ensure on-time and budget-compliant delivery.
  • The role requires a strong understanding of bottling operations, planning expertise, and the ability to drive efficiency and productivity improvements.


  • Plan and execute production activities in accordance with the Bill of Materials (BOM), ensuring timely availability of raw and packaging materials on the shop floor.
  • Attend daily production and planning meetings, establishing, monitoring, and reinforcing control on production activities.
  • Collaborate with various departments, such as Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Warehouse, to build and maintain productive relationships.
  • Drive innovation by continuously improving processes, exploring industry benchmarks, and implementing best practices.
  • Promote a positive and inclusive work environment, aligning with the company’s values and culture.
  • Utilize performance management systems to set objectives and drive employee engagement and development.
  • Convert planned orders into process orders, considering current factory realities such as production line capacity and availability of resources.
  • Coordinate production workflow for one or multiple products, prioritizing operations to maximize performance and minimize delays.
  • Determine manpower, equipment, and raw material requirements to meet production demand.
  • Schedule shifts according to production needs, monitor job progress and address any issues to minimize disruptions.
  • Collect and analyze production output data, including the number of finished products and the percentage of defectives.
  • Prepare and submit production status and performance reports, ensuring adherence to relevant standards and regulations.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum of HND or BSc in Food Sciences, Engineering, or General Sciences.
  • 5-7 years of relevant hands-on experience in FMCG operations and maintenance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in PET and RGB operation and maintenance.
  • Strong knowledge of bottling operations, including planning, manufacturing, quality, environment, engineering, health, and safety.
  • Demonstrated expertise in operational planning, financial analysis, and people management.
  • Ability to build and leverage relationships to improve results.
  • Proven experience in problem-solving, analytical skills, and continuous process improvement.

Key Competencies:

  • Strive: Demonstrates a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of responsibilities and ensures compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Bonding: Builds and maintains productive relationships with team members, stakeholders, and external partners.
  • Innovation: Drives innovation by exploring new ideas, implementing best practices, and leveraging technology.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • We appreciate all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration.
  • Seven-Up Bottling Company is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • If you are passionate about production planning and have the required qualifications and experience, we invite you to join our team at Seven-Up Bottling Company.

Application Deadline 21st July, 2023