Planner at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc

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PZ Cussons is a dynamic consumer products group and innovator of some of the world’s best known and loved brands. Calling on over 130 years of expertise, we operate internationally in carefully selected developed and emerging markets that present the greatest strategic potential for future growth. Our world-class supply chain and distribution networks enable us to meet our global consumer needs and deliver quality brands that add value and enhance everyday lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Planner
Job Requisition ID: JR000408
Location: Ikorodu Factory, Lagos
Job type: Full-time
Department:  Manufacturing 

Main Functions

  • Plans and coordinates raw materials, packaging material and oil input availability for production activities of the production units with the aim of achieving the following:
    • Keep the plants running optimally (>70% Capacity Utilization)
    • Monitor Raw and Packaging materials availability for production
    • Monitor availability of Finished Goods
    • Monitor the plants’ ability to supply demand plan
    • Keeps accurate records of inventory for reporting and planning

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to Production and planning Manager, with dotted line relationship with the Production Managers
  • Peers are Plant shift leaders, and Managers on similar grades from other Departments
  • Direct reports are all planning data officers


  • To operate within departments budget
  • Current team size N/A
  • Also has dotted line relations with all plant operators

Principal Accountabilities

  • Monitors stock levels of all raw, packaging and finished goods products
  • Monitors stock shelf life of all raw, packaging and finished goods products
  • Ensures items are purchased to maintain agreed stock norms/inventory positions
  • Translates agreed demand forecast numbers into Raw, Packaging material and Oil quantities and requirements
  • Plans purchase of Raw & Packaging and oil
  • Monitors production and sales performance to plan
  • Monitors Stock Norm adherence
  • Must be conversant with production processes and timelines in order to ensure production can meet plan
  • Must be conversant with all PR, PO processes
  • Enforces SHE, Food Safety, AIB and GMP rules and policies of the company
  • To identify training needs of reports and develop training plans for leadership approval
  • Maintains discipline in the team
  • Collates and prepares appropriate planning reports Production and planning coordinator such as:
    • Oil Plan
    • Daily, weekly and Monthly Production Plans
    • Purchase Request report for approval
    • Business Planning inputs
    • Planning precision report
    • Inventory position report
    • SLOB report
  • Any other job assigned by Superior/leadership

Internal & External Relationships

  • Production team (Refinery, Packing Plant)
  • Engineering and Maintenance Team
  • Operation, Planning, Supply & Distribution Team
  • Technical team (Q.A., SHE etc.)
  • Warehouse/Stores team
  • Human Resources (H.R.)


  • Delog
  • Ezak
  • Other Contractors

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Degree or equivalent in Engineering, or Mathematical Sciences,
  • 2-4 years’ work experience in a similar position
  • Computer literate
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

Job Context & Special Features:

  • Ability to take decision decisively.
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts easily.
  • Pay attention to minute details.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Great physical health.
  • Ability to motivate co-workers, colleagues and others.
  • Ability to display self-confidence
  • Ability to operate in a systematic and logical manner.
  • Analytically sound
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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