Senior Operations & Replenishment Planner Job at O’Brien Recruitment – in Pinelands, Western Cape

Job Description

15th September 2021

Pinelands, South Africa

3 to 5 years


Full Time


Supply Chain Planning


Operational Planning


ERP systems

Demand Planning



Job Description

Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain management or equivalent

Recognition is given to Prior Learning and practical experience.

Completed CPIM or APICS will be an advantage.

NECESSARY Experience & Industry Accreditation/ Knowledge:
At least 3 years’ experience within vaccine / biotech / Pharmaceutical industry or within a similar position

Exposure to pharmaceutical manufacturing environment SAP / ERP User Experience and master data knowledge

Experience in quality and regulatory compliance within a cGMP facility.

Business and operational planning.

Program and project management

Participation in developing a departmental budget and monitoring expenditures for multiple projects & funding sources.

Accountable to lead Operational Planning and Replenishment activities

Ensuring that optimal operations and replenishment plans are created and maintained to support production efficiencies and to

ensure optimal and cost-effective product/ material availability to support customer service (internal and external) objectives.

Engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that all the relevant requirements, inputs, capacities, and constraints are

considered to derive the most optimal and consensus plans.

Ensure that material replenishment plans are executed by the replenishment team to ensure that materials arrive on site in a timely manner and that it is available for use when required.

Ensure that Phase in and phase out plans are optimal and are executed in a cost-effective manner and does not negatively impact

operational efficiency.

Ensure that all the required and relevant master data, trackers, schedules, etc. are maintained as required.

Accountable for the SAP / ERP Key User functions in Planning, including but are limited to:

  • Serves as functional lead within SAP / ERP from a planning and replenishment perspective.
  • Primary mission to maximize product availability
  • Optimize production efficiency
  • Maintain proper change control for the SAP / ERP system
  • Key resource to drive continuous improvement

Responsible to ensure that the (Supply Chain) department and its respective sections deliver services and solutions in alignment with pharmaceutical quality system requirements.

Ensure compliance in accordance with the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 and the Pharmacy Act 53 of 1974,

and the organization’s policies, procedures, and other applicable laws.

Continuously build and support a sound quality assurance culture aligned to cGMP

Planning and coordinating all Packaging materials required to support the Visual Inspection, Labelling and Packing production plan

Monitor and track incoming purchase orders of these materials to meet the operations/projects timelines

Ensure that all new items are loaded onto SAP and maintained according in the Material Master in SAP


About Company

Company: O’Brien Recruitment –

Company Location:  Pinelands, Western Cape

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