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Title:  Manager-Planning (GCC)


Job Summary

This position is responsible for the overall production and material planning for a complex manufacturing set up in GCC consisting of two high throughput factories.

Roles & Responsibilities

-Leading and driving the SOP process for all stages to ensures calendar adherence and quality submission of each cycle numbers. Accountable along with sales and marketing on quality forecast generation for the agreed horizons and geographies.
-Ensures the best usage of ERP planning tools in the planning process for sales forecast into achievable production and material plans and schedules
-Ensures that planning team assesses and communicates the impact of predicted plan attainment on customer service and expected obsolete/over stocks are clearly communicated.
-Accountable on inventory optimization, inventory freshness, and phase in phase out of products.
-Ensures the planning team contributes to business planning forums (NPDs, Working Capital reviews, Capacity building reviews), and maintains ongoing dialogue with the operations team to understand production challenges and builds contingency and improvements.
-Owns and communicates commodity purchase plans with central purchase teams.
-Provide leadership and direction to the planning teams to ensure that people are engaged, focused and delivering to their potential


• Optimizing the production plan ensuring higher plant performance
• Achieving zero Material shortage index
• Make sure batches closed on time.

Work experience requirement

10-15 years of relevant experience in supply chain planning in the FMCG manufacturing company


  • Must have a bachelor degree in engineering/supply chain or any other relevant discipline.
  • Degree caliber understanding of planning process
  • FMCG experience with proven track record in planning
  • Experience with multisite environment
  • Advanced S&OP knowledge and skills
  • Experience with planning tools; SAP IBP or Oracle ASCP



Ownership & Result Orientation
Supply Chain Management Principles
Demand Planning
Supply Chain Planning
Manufacturing Operations and Industry Practices
Capacity Planning and Operational Efficiencies
Self and Team Management
Planning & Decision Making
Strategic Thinking
Change Management
Business Unit:  DELMON Products Ltd. (2230)
Business Group:  Oils&Fats (2209)