Senior Technical Planner

Location: Tanzania, Mwanza, Tanzania

Job Profile
Responsible for parts demand planning activities and develop/execute a process to manage inventory levels to minimize stock holdings while maximizing supply ability
Maintaining effective functioning of all the stockrooms to optimize the inventory available locally
Execute, identify, communicate, and proactively manage potential parts availability gaps or risk
Build and manage the forecast for major components in collaboration with Customer, Parts Portfolios, Sales and Contract teams
Accountable for developing and communicate KPI reporting internally and to customers regarding parts planning
Prepare and maintain a rolling 5-year Major Component Change out Plan with All Customers in line with customer strategies
Work closely with customers, using a specialist understanding of equipment performance and lifecycle costings
Coordinate with Logistics / ordering communicate with customers internal and external
Translate customer change out plans into Company strategies and actions
Prepare rolling orders for components within a 12-month horizon
Maintain database of parts and machine model and serial numbers for all customers. Updating with relevant Service Bulletins
Assist in preparing the annual parts budget and forecast for the department
Ensure all components and parts are on site timeously prior to the scheduled component changeout date
Ensure that all work assigned is completed in an efficient and timely manner
Liaise with workshops to plan parts requirements in line with component repair requirements
Quarterly review with external and internal customers on forecasts and KPIs
Participate in reviews of inventory to identify obsolete parts
Actively coach and mentor junior Planners to improve overall skills, capabilities, including succession planning
Senior Technical Planner Job Opportunity at Sandvik

Your Profile
Relevant maintenance trade or tertiary qualification (i.e. Engineering
Minimum 7 years experience in a similar position (Planner/Scheduler)
Experience with Sandvik Equipment is an added advantage but not necessary.
Demonstrated experience in resource allocation and inventory management
Strong problem solving, analytical and strategic planning skills
Exceptional customer service skills
Ability to work autonomously and be decisive
Sound understanding of the mining industry


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