Finished Goods Planner

  • Kiwalan Cove, Dalipuga, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines
  • Full-time

Company Description

Pilmico Foods Corporation & Gold Coin Management Holdings are the integrated agribusiness and food companies of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV). Gold Coin is now fully-managed and owned by Pilmico International and to date, it is the largest investment in the Asia-Pacific region in their shared history. 

Pilmico comprises four divisions: Flour, Feeds, Farms, and Trading; enabling growth to its partners through its consistent quality products and unparalleled supporting services. Meanwhile, Gold Coin is a pioneer in animal nutrition and the manufacturing of scientifically-balanced animal feed in Asia.

With their combined strengths, Pilmico & Gold Coin represent one of the largest privately-owned agribusinesses in the region, with over 2,900 partners throughout the multitude of production facilities across 11 countries in Asia. 

In its journey moving forward, the Aboitiz Group will drive change for a better world by advancing business and communities. Armed with Pilmico and Gold Coin's mission of feeding humanity, they aim to take a leadership position in innovating the food value chain in the Asia Pacific.

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY :

Finished Goods Planner is responsible for managing production planning, scheduling, and inventory utilizing the ERP system.  He/She will ensure the achievement of production objectives in the manufacturing facility by coordinating the flow of finished goods, schedule and prioritize jobs to meet the customer’s needs.  

The Finished Goods Planner oversees the areas of Production and Inventory Control covering sales forecast execution. He/She will perform work operations within material standard operating procedures, policies, and goals within production control and directly related operations involving planning and scheduling, expediting, inventory control, customer order filling and release, and company billing operations.  

He/She will analyze all phases of WIP (work-in-process) and make judgments regarding workforce adjustments and follow-up action.  They will develop changes where production control and related policies and procedures are inadequate and ensure all required processes are documented and up to date and all assigned personnel are trained to the released procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Production Planning
  1. In charge of finished goods planning which covers production scheduling considering the inventory both in production (WIP) and in the warehouse, shipping arrangements based on optimal freight costing, and customer support through timely report submission and product delivery. 
  2. Develops production schedules based on actual and forecasted customer demands. Uploads and updates forecasts in the system. 
  3. Develops scheduling effectiveness metrics and report regularly on plant scheduling performance, utilizing the metrics.
  4. Responsible for inputs into the Supply S&OP and Latest Estimate (LE) process ensuring its capability to deliver customer service and inventory requirements.
  5. Manages plant backorder on a daily basis ensuring appropriate communication is provided to customer service and key stakeholders, as appropriate. 
  6. Responsible for the management of all inventories from work-in-progress, component, and finished goods in internal and external warehouses.
  7. Partners with strategic sourcing on all material cost reduction (COGS) initiatives and ensures appropriate plans are in place.
  8. Ensure use of data and statistics to predict business results (predictive analysis).
  9. Ensure a safe operating environment for all areas of responsibility.
  • Collaboration & Teaming 
  1. Coordinates with a cross-functional team consisting of Manufacturing, Quality Control, Business Process, Procurement and Logistics to ensure proper and common understanding of the deliverables, its background, and target completion date through the formulation of a realistic timetable that considers material availability, production capacity, process documents, and manufacturing support.
  2. Works closely with supply chain to identify and implement best practices in the areas of finished goods planning, inventory management, and S&OP.
  3. Responsible for deploying new planning processes, tools, and systems.
  4. Influence and align cross-functional stakeholders to an actionable plan for addressing and improving Customer Experience.
  5. Build strong partnerships with IT to implement new and enhanced solutions to support.

Qualifications

EDUCATIONAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requirements Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Operations Management, Lean Manufacturing or a related field 
  • 3-5 years working in a variety of roles in a manufacturing organization, including experience in some or all of these areas: Operations. Supply Chain, Procurement Customer Service, and Commercial Sales.
  • Prior experience leading scheduling/planning transformation is strongly preferred.

CRITICAL SKILLS OR COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  1. Results orientation 
  2. Process development mindset 
  3. Collaborative relationship building and influencing 
  4. Leadership and organizational capability development 
  5. Strong business acumen

Additional Information

REPORTS TO: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER
SUPERVISES: None

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