Asset Planner

  • Sector: LMA UK Finance & Accounting
  • Contact: Dior Cooke
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  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: LMA
  • Location: Cheadle
  • Salary: Up to £18.70 per hour
  • Expiry Date: 03 October 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH403531_1662373437
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Role purpose

  • To create and maintain the overall Formulation, Fill & Pack (FF&P) production plan at Toller(s) (3rd party manufacturing plant(s)), providing options to meet variances in demand and supply
  • Execute order processing in SAP to fulfil the above plans.
  • Order and schedule all raw materials, packaging and labels (under Syngenta's ownership) to be delivered to designated Toller locations, to meet production plan

Co-ordination of the supply chain to achieve the ex-works shipment dates as required by the customer.


  • Create and maintain balanced production plan on the specific Toller asset(s) over the current season (up to 12 month horizon). Work with Supply Chain Planner (SCP) to ensure appropriate balance between manufacturing responsiveness, cost efficiency and inventory
  • Facilitate the resolution of Toller capacity issues with the appropriate SCP and maintain plan accordingly. Escalate as necessary to the Toll Production Manager (TPM)
  • Support the SCPs in the development of Tactical Supply Plans (TSP). Execute the agreed TSPs
  • Provide regular forecasts to suppliers for raw materials, and place Purchase Orders accordingly to ensure materials are available at Toller in time for production
  • Ensure the optimisation of Toller inventory of components and formulated bulks to minimize working capital
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Tollers to enable transparency and responsiveness. Be the key operational Syngenta contact with Toller
  • Manage the weekly Production Liaison meeting with the Toller and Toll Production Manager. Within this report production performance (Conformance to Plan) and other Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to stock accuracy, HSE and Quality
  • Ensure Toller SAP master data is maintained accordingly, including efficient introduction and removal of products (SKUs) according to the Range Management Process
  • Ensure that all processes operate against MRPII philosophies & principles
  • Liaise with Toller and SYN logistics provider to assist with in and outbound delivery scheduling, as needed to support production
  • Collect and input data for KPI reporting on weekly and monthly basis
  • Ensure consumption of slow/no movers
  • Clear blocked invoices (quantity)
  • Work with procurement to expedite delayed or late deliveries

Participate in Project Work as part of a "Team Based Culture" to develop sustainable improvements to the Business processes.

Knowledge, experience & capabilities

Critical knowledge

  • Full understanding of SAP R3 planning tools and MRP data
  • MS Office skills - particularly Excel & Outlook

Critical experience

  • Work in a materials/production planning environment

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities

  • Understanding of ERP tools (Specifically SAP R3 and APO)
  • Understanding of SAP master data structure relevant to PO creation
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of other European languages an advantage

Critical leadership capabilities

  • Collaborates Across Boundaries
  • Manages for Impact
  • Communicates with Impact

Critical success factors & key challenges.

  • Maintain uninterrupted supply to all toller locations
  • Establish effective information flow with all stakeholder groups

Manage interruption at supplier by internal movement of materials and balance total available inventory