Supply Planning Manager at PZ Cussons

PZ Cussons is a dynamic consumer products group and innovator of some of the world’s best known and loved brands. Calling on over 130 years of expertise, we operate internationally in carefully selected developed and emerging markets that present the greatest strategic potential for future growth. Our world-class supply chain and distribution networks enable us to meet our global consumer needs and deliver quality brands that add value and enhance everyday lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Supply Planning Manager

Job Requisition ID: JR000406
Location: Ikorodu Factory, Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Department: Manufacturing
Revision number: 0

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
  • Attach organization chart showing manager and direct reports as well as peers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Any other job assigned by Superior/leadership

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Needed

  • Degree or Equivalent in Engineering, or Mathematical Sciences.
  • 5-7 years work experience in a similar position
  • Computer literate
  • List any qualifications required to do the job
  • Be specific about the experience needed
  • Focus on type of experience not the time served
  • Good understanding of the industry market trends and conditions
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills

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.)


  • EZAK
  • RM & PM Suppliers

Job Context & Special Features:

  • Explain any special features or context in which the job operates
  • Detail any language or mobility requirements
  • Ability to display self-confidence
  • Ability to operate in a systematic and logical manner.
  • Analytically sound
  • Excellent communication abilities.
  • Ability to take decisions 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Closing date: Not specified