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Supply Chain Planning Manager

You will be responsible to provide Lotus South Africa Manufacturing with a high-level production forecast view for 12 months rolling. This will involve a 12-month rolling requirement view for all key supply chain allies (production, dispatch, warehouse, finance, quality) including key suppliers of raw material, packaging and consumables.
Global brands team in Baar, Switzerland

Job description

  • You will be responsible for creating a weekly production planning view with a rolling 12-month horizon.
  • Measure Plan vs Actual (PVA) – highlight risk to Senior Supply Chain Manager.
  • Check packaging material on SAP in terms of stock on hand and monitor minimum order quantity levels and confirm with stock controllers their stock on hand. 
  • Do monthly 12-month rolling forecast for all raw material suppliers and highlight risk and changes to Senior Supply Chain Manager.
  • Do monthly forecasted view for all agents to ensure availability of containers.
  • Give regular feedback regarding inventory and supply sources in order to support operations and anticipate demand.
  • Addressing shipment and inventory issues with the Logistics Manager.
  • Answering customer queries from ID team.
  • Daily update of supply chain dashboard.
  • Drive cost saving initiatives.
  • Execute buffer strategies to optimize inventory position and working capital costs while effectively servicing customer and market demand.


  • 4-5 years’ experience in a supply chain planning environment.
  • 2 - 3 years’ experience in FMCG will be to your advantage.
  • Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent qualification.
  • Knowledge about HACCP and BRC would be an advantage.
  • High competence in dealing with MS Excel.
  • Experience in ERP system, MRP and SAP would be an advantage.
  • Experience in forecasting using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritize tasks to support business goals.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Experience with statistical analysis.
Employees in our HQ in Switzerland, Baar.

"What I particularly like about my work at Lotus Bakeries are the diverse teams and projects. Everyone brings a lot of trust and enthusiasm to the table which makes working on challenging projects in an ever changing environment even more exciting."

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Salome Altwegg

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Grasp the opportunity to join an ambitious and driven team with a mix of talents! Being part of a fast growing, international company, you will get tons of on-the-job-learning and acquire new insights.

In addition, you will be part of a culture where passion, team spirit and open dialogue are our main drivers.

And of course, on top of that, you can enjoy delicious branded snacks every day!

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