Detailed Production Scheduling (DPS) Planner at Nestle Foods

Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss multinational food and beverage company headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues.

Nestlé’s products include baby food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks. Twenty-nine of Nestlé’s brands have annual sales of over CHF1 billion (about US$1.1 billion), including Nespresso, Nescafé, Kit Kat, Smarties, Nesquik, Stouffer’s, Vittel, and Maggi. Nestlé has 447 factories, operates in 194 countries, and employs around 333,000 people. It is one of the main shareholders of L’Oreal, the world’s largest cosmetics company.

Nestlé is committed to enhancing the quality of consumers\’ lives through nutrition, health and wellness. Our mission of \"Good Food, Good Life\" is to provide the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories and eating occasions, from morning to night.
Providing safe, quality nutrition for more than 140 years
Operations in more than 86 countries
2 000+ brands worldwide
CHF 92 billion sales in 2013
More than 330 000 employees

Objective to be the leader in nutrition, health and wellnessLocation: Agbara Factory, Lagos

Position Summary

Joining Nestlé means you are joining the largest Food and Beverage company in the world. At our very core, we are a human company driven by our purpose to improve the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
Nestlé Nigeria is currently looking for a Detailed Production Scheduling (DPS) Planner to consistently provide short-term production plans with feasible and realistic availability of resources (production lines/labor and materials).

A day in the life of

Creating a feasible production plan within the DPS period that meets the market demand; taking into consideration available capacity, labor and materials that respect the inventory policy, product family sequencing – as determined by the Master Production Scheduling (MPS) Planner; and best optimize the factory's ability to produce the Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU).
Identification of possible opportunities or glitches in the factory and practical issues concerning plant shutdowns, as well as the timing of promotion activities within the DPS period.
Providing advance information on resource requirements within the DPS period.
Conducting Monthly Production Reviews (MPR) in the factory to ensure gaps are identified in advance thereby, mitigating potential risks.
Event planning in close coordination with the Supply Planner and all relevant stakeholders in the factory.
Constant effective planning to meet market demands with minimal (zero) failures.
Regular and continuous interactions with material planners as well as production teams.

What will make you successful

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics or any other closely-related course.
Minimum of 2 years relevant operational experience at market/business level, in at least one of the following areas – Manufacturing Function or Planning Function (DRP – Distribution Requirement Planning or MRP – Material Requirement Planning). Experience in Product Lifecycle process would be an advantage.
Detailed knowledge of Demand and Supply Planning best practices and processes – DPS system (SAP-APO).
Possession of insight in capacity details, Production Version (PV) and line outputs.
In-depth understanding of best practices, implications, alignment points, benefits and issues of Customer Service, Distribution Requirement Planning (Domestic/International), Factory Operations, Inventory Management (Finished Goods), Materials Management (Raw and Packaging) and Supply Chain KPIs.
Ability to analyze the critical elements of Product Portfolio (such as type of demand, seasonality, lifecycle status, shelf life) and their relationship with work.
Strong analytical skills and ability to learn fast.
Sound knowledge of the use of Microsoft Office Tools, particularly Excel.
Eye for detail – Able to balance priorities, see the bigger picture beyond the scope of one’s job and to challenge the status quo where required.
Familiarity with Lean, Kaizen and Just-In-Time manufacturing would be an advantage.

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