Capacity Planner – Johannesburg, Gauteng

Sappi Southern Africa

Head Office – Rosebank Johannesburg

Capacity Planner ( HRL 15U )


To manage and control the mill capacity versus customer demand as part of the seamless integrated planning process. Responsible for production planning at the relevant business unit, while balancing customer service, production and distribution constraints.

REPORTING TO: Supply Planner


Adherence to production plan

  • Execute and manage the rough cut plan received from the Supply Planner
  • Manage the 7 day rolling frozen plan’ by monitoring the daily production performance versus production plan.
  • Finalize 7 day rolling making plan’ by updating machine sequence and distributing plan to the business.
  • Create, manage, control production plan based on changing sales/production requirements. Convert orders for production
  • Update and maintain production performance measures.

Stock portfolio

  • Monitor and advise on optimal deckle solution (From future orders, stock items, standard deckle sizes and consult Sales Managers)
  • Control and execute stock portfolio plan as received by supply planner
  • Identify free stock reduction opportunities as part of block preparation. Request order adjustments and slitting if required
  • Identifying and track deckle improvement opportunities and production and report weekly


  • Replicate production plan as received from supply planner and implement accordingly
  • Request order confirmation prior to production block preparation and download
  • Re-plan to include unplanned orders and feedback allocations to business.
  • Analyse and manage open orders, identify backlog orders and action appropriately.
  • Ensure Production Master Data is up to date and planning board to reflect real time data at all times
  • Fulfil ad hoc requests from Supply Planner / Business.
  • Participate in planning process development and improvement

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Grade 12 / NQF 4 and a Tertiary qualification in a related field
  • SAP – APO Modules advantageous
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in production/operations planning/inventory planning

Closing date: 29 March 2019

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