Position: Production Planner

Based: Midrand, South Africa



Do you want to save the world from boring food? Joins us and we will save you from boring work!

This is a great opportunity to join our team as a Production Planner (Master Production Scheduling and Shift Scheduler) and "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor".

McCormick & Company is a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry.





  • Production planning (MPS & Shift) on SAP/Excel to timeously meet demand management requirements within inventory targets, OEE, allergen, cost and efficiency constraints.
  • Timeous distribution of the SAP/ Excel extracted production plan to support MRP requirements.
  • Effective communication of any constraint impacting Demand/customer service.
  • Measurement and communication of production plan adherence by SKU, and mandatory attendance of all production meetings.
  • Schedule new product introductions and product discontinuations in the most effective way, with minimal write off exposure.
  • Clarification and maintenance of the production parameters and production data within SAP.
  • Maximise the utilization of the SAP within production planning and scheduling.
  • Produce ad hoc management reports as required.
  • Comply with all the company regulations and procedures concerning Health and Safety.





  • 5 years in a supply chain role working with suppliers and sound understanding of FMCG company environment.
  • Proven track record of managing and developing a team
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to proactively contribute to customer presentations
  • Cross functional team player and able to operate effectively within a matrix structure
  • Flexible approach & innovative problem solver
  • Exposure to ERP/SC systems (SAP) and Advanced level Microsoft Office (Excel).
  • Potential and desire to build career within Supply Chain
  • Being able to work under pressure




McCormick is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer. 


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 per Job Description


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.