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Material Planner


Kempton Park, GT, ZA, 1619

REQ ID:  30965

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.8 billion in sales in 2019 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 124 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description

To ensure that materials are planned for and supplied to the plant timeously, in the correct volumes and at the required quality, while maintaining proper inventory levels on a regular basis.


Day to day Responsibilities:

  • Forecasting 
  • Purchased Materials Planning 
  • Conversion of purchase requisitions into purchase orders
  • Purchase order confirmation
  • Follow through of purchase orders and SAP date management
  • Develop an efficient and accurate system for monitoring all open purchase order
  • Closing of purchase orders
  • Owns and maintains both system configuration and master data settings (ABC-XYZ classification, stock and supply parameters) 
  • Weekly balancing of open order books with suppliers
  • Supplier NCR Management 
  • Forecasting market trends and perform customer research
  • Work with the inventory controlling team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back-ordered or missing products
  • Maintaining proper inventory levels of all purchased materials on a regular basis


  • B. Com Supply Chain or Equivalent 
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel, MS Word
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry 
  • Strong understanding of supply chain management concepts.
  • Strong analytical and planning ability including mathematical and software skills (particularly SAP and Excel) 
  • Forecasting 
  • Materials Planning 
  • Procurement 
  • Production Management Systems 
  • Production Planning 
  • Logistics Management 
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective inter-personal, influencing and communication skills in an international environment 
  • Project management (self-organisation and prioritisation-able) 
  • Ability to work well with a team

Requisition id: 30965 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

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