Position: Production Planner

Based: Midrand, South Africa




McCormick South Africa is looking for a Production Planner with an optimal experience, who will be responsible for integrating customer services, commercial, materials planning and production processes, to give the best output to a customer within an efficient supply chain.





  • Production Planning: Utilize SAP/Excel to meet demand management requirements, ensuring inventory targets, OEE, allergen compliance, and cost efficiency.
  • Effective Communication: Address constraints impacting demand and customer service promptly.
  • Production Plan Adherence: Monitor and communicate adherence by SKU, actively participating in production meetings.
  • New Product Introductions: Efficiently schedule new product launches and discontinuations.
  • SAP Expertise: Clarify and maintain production parameters and data within SAP.
  • Management Reports: Generate ad hoc reports as needed.
  • Comply with all the company regulations and procedures concerning Health and Safety.




  • Experience: Desirably 3-5 years in supply chain roles, preferably with FMCG suppliers. Business reporting experience
  • Qualifications: Supply chain degree or equivalent
  • Skills: Strong leadership, time management, and analytical abilities. Advanced Excel user.
  • Presentation: Excellent presentation skills for customer interactions.
  • Team Player: Collaborate effectively within a matrix structure. Being able to work under pressure.
  • ERP Exposure: Familiarity with SAP and advanced level supply chain systems.





Company manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.


While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 60 locations in 25 countries and 170 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz, Ducros, Margao and many more.


At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.





If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team in a rewarding environment, seeking a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunity to work with a global flavour leader then please apply via our careers centre at


Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.


McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.





United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.