New Supply Planner at GB Foods Africa

State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 19/09/2021
Qualification: Masters Degree
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: FCMG

Supply Planner Summary

GB Foods Africa is in search of a Supply Planner who will be part of the Regional Planning Hub and in charge of

Supply Planning and Sales and Operations Planning for Ghana .

Supply Planner Role & Responsibilities:

The Supply Planner will be responsible for the materials

requirements planning and production planning for the Tema factory and the scheduling of orders for purchases

from various international vendors.

The Supply Planner main responsibilities will be:

Work closely with the Factory Managers to carry out the Production Plans in order to cover the demand forecast and

to ensure the availability of products in the different markets.

Provide the right visibility to the Company in order to detect any risk in the short and long term so that mitigation

plans are put in place.

Account for the Stock Policy implementation defined by the Company in order to optimize the service level in

accordance with the service requirement.

Account also for the value of the stocks and ensure that these values are in line with the delivery of the working

capital target of the company.

Coordinate the import replenishment plan (Finished Goods, Raw Material & Packaging Material) from the different

international Vendors across the world with support from purchasing and Logistics functions.

Provide visibility of the Supply Chain to the BU’s Management in terms of service, coverage, timings and

obsolescence risk.

Track and control the daily production plan and sales vs forecast trend in order to detect and balance any deviation.

Control and challenge the sales forecast from the Business Units in order to ensure the right performance of the

Planning Cycles In coordination with the Demand Planners, you will.

Ensure a lean coordination within Supply and Business Unit’s in order to support the growth of the business, give

visibility of any risk of the supply chain in the short and long term

As Key User for APO SAP system in the company, you will support the team for the correct establishment of the


What Supply Planner can you expect from us?

Being part of a multinational company where you will be able to contribute to growth and development of a business

while being developed and equipped for success.

What can you expect from us?

We are looking for someone who is committed, has professional supply planning experience and is ready to explore

the opportunities and challenges that the role brings.

Supply Planner Requirements

5 Years experience in a similar role in a reputable FMCG company

Relevant Degree, e.g. Master’s or Bachelors Degree in Operations (Engineering, Supply Chain, etc.) or Professional


Be able to challenge and participate in the creation of the AFME Planning Hub in Accra

Strong commitment and proactivity

Have the capacity for adaptation under continuous changes

Good at meeting deadlines, strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Open mindset, proactiveness, teamwork

Strong SAP APO knowledge and Planning experience

Experience on international logistics import and export will be a plus

English Proficiency, French will be a plus.

About GB Foods Africa

At GBfoods we offer culinary solutions in several countries of Europe and Africa with prestigious leading local

brands, including Jumbo, Gallina Blanca, Erasco, Gino, Liebig, Star, Bama, D&L, Grand’Italia and Blå Band, among others.

Our Purpose “Celebrating local flavours” is to empower and take care of each of the local communities we belong

to and to bring out their authentic flavours. Some of our local brands have been in consumers’ kitchens for over a

century and have positioned themselves as authentically loved brands, as well as deeply rooted parts of the local


Today, with a turnover of around 1,2 billion euros and a team of around 3,000 people, we are the preferred choice of

millions of consumers.

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