Production Analyst and Planner

Location: Philippi, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 29-08-2018
Our client is a business that is passionate about the outdoors and outdoor pursuits. They manufacture and distribute technical apparel that meets the needs of their customers that partake in cycling, running and hiking activities.
Our brands include First Ascent, Cape Storm, Second Skins, OTG and African Nature.
 
Description of the Role:
 
The Production Analyst & Planner is responsible for day to day monitoring and planning of production orders to ensure production orders are delivered on time and in full. The Production Analyst & Planner is also responsible for the development, implementation and modification of internal production reports and key measurements.
 
Key duties include
  • Monitor and enhance production reports that track the various stages of apparel manufacturing.
  • Measure factory and supporting service providers (CMT’s) output against set targets and timelines.
  • Measure factory and supporting service providers (CMT’s) capacities in units, minutes or pieces.
  • Forecast the sustainable output of the factory in accordance with strategic operational targets.
  • Track and report on the cost recovery of each manufacturing department.
  • Compare actual and estimated product costings and report on exceptions.
  • Review Bills of Materials (BOMs) to ensure accuracy and that they reflect the latest manufacturing pricing.
  • Engage in benchmarking studies to establish areas of potential operational improvement.
  • Measure and report monthly, weekly and daily on key performance indicators of the manufacturing division.
  • Analyse production statistics of operational performance and make recommendations.
  • Managing stock aging of finished goods, work-in-process and trims.
  • Performing cost benchmarking studies to identify areas of cost saving.
  • Implement financial and operational best practices in the manufacturing planning division.
  • Maintain a documented system of policies and procedures for the manufacturing division.
  • Support the annual financial audit with reference to the company’s product costing methodology.
  • Analyse labour and overhead rates and suggest adjustents in absorption rates when necessary.
  • Create additional analyses and reports as requested by management.
  • Management of the production planning and administration staff.
Key skills and attributes required
  • BComm. Graduate, and Honours degree advantages
  • Minimum 3 years work experience
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Good leadership and communication skills demonstrated on application
  • Report writing skills
  • Power BI knowledge will be advantageous
  • Staff management experience
 
We offer a competitive salary (based on experience) with pension, medical aid and other incentive benefits. 
 
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