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  • Location: South Africa – Johannesburg
  • Position: Full-time
  • Entity: Customers & Products
  • Job Family Group: Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group
  • Employer: BP South Africa

BP South Africa Planning Manager Vacancy 2024

The purpose of this role is to ensure that both RM (raw material) & FG (finished goods) inventory is managed within defined parameters ensuring WC (working capital) control, whilst ensuring sufficient FG inventory is available at the right place at the right time to deliver In Full and On Time targets.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensuring a constant supply of packed and bulk finished goods to meet LBM demand for markets within the African region.
  • Manage FG & RM inventory levels at an SKU level within agreed targets.
  • Ensuring that finished goods stock levels can support the IFOT targets as agreed in the annual plans
  • Ensure that suitable control processes are in place to identify both FG and RM at an SKU level risk within a reasonable time to execute recovery processes.
  • Manage and anticipate system or process failures.
  • Manage & execute routine processes supporting business strategy.
  • Manage imported SKUs and smaller local vendors to meet LBM demand.
  • Manage SLOBS within RSA.
  • Manage KAS depot replenishment processes.
  • Manage primary depot stock allocation.
  • Ensure JDE accuracy & processes.
  • Provide management information for both local and UK management.
  • Manage local production plans at line & SKU levels including specific events beyond normal demand. i.e. Promotions, New SKUs, year-end shutdowns etc.
  • Manage short-term unplanned sales demand.
  • Adapt & optimise inventory policies to meet business plans.
  • Manage, lead and inspire a support team of 5 people.
  • Comply with BP HSSE/OMS standards.
  • Managing advanced planning systems & processes for both demand and supply activities.
  • Manage and implement projects.
  • Manage communications.
  • Manage activities driven by Planning but implemented by others.
  • Construct annual RM & FG monthly phased volume plans as inventory and projected fill volumes for both RM suppliers & FG vendors as a basis to construct detailed annual financial budgets.

Job Holder Requirements


  • Desired – BComm Supply Chain Management or SAPICS Supply Chain Management qualification.

Experience (Mandatory):

  • Minimum of 8-10 years supply chain business experience within Africa.
  • Thorough understanding of planning methodologies and systems.
  • Sound understanding of Production capabilities & limitations.
  • Good communication skills with fluency in English.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office Intermediate)
  • Working knowledge of JDE.


  • Computer literacy. Ability to develop computer modelling programmes.

BP Legal Disclaimer

BP South Africa is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. They do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status.

Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to BP’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).

If you would like to request accommodation related to the recruitment process, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to request accommodations.

How to Apply

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy. This may include pre-placement drug screening, a medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

Submit your application online.


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