An American manufacturing company is investing in South Africa and is building a plant in La Mercy – Durban. This is an exciting startup company manufacturing fuel cells.


Material Planner needed:


Job description and activities:


  • Plan production schedule, balancing customer demand, management requests, and parts availability
  • Ensure that the Factory has all of the supplies (Parts, Consumables, Services) to deliver the products which meet demand
  • Coordinate with Purchasing in Taiwan and USA to ensure that the factory never runs out of parts
  • Inventory Management (perform cycle counts, annual 100% inventory)
  • Approval and coordination of design and process changes through Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system
  • Perform Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with Excel Spreadsheets until SAP is implemented
  • Transfer and movements in Enterprise resource Planning (ERP) system such as SAP
  • Monitor revision of components in Product Lifecyle Management (PLM) system and material dispositions in ECOs
  • Develop, Document and Manage Planning Processes and maintain updates in PLM System
  • Coordinate with quality to track locations of all incoming and outgoing material
  • Supervise and direct activities of the Warehouse worker(s)


Job profile:

  • Proactive
  • Experience in Material Planning and/or Supply Chain processes
  • Experience in electronic industry, mechanical metals
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Personal values and professional ethics
  • Self directed
  • Focused on results and teamwork



  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Business



  • 2 or more years of experience in Supply Chain processes / Planning


Other Requirements:

  • English (fluent)
  • Experience in MS Excel


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