Unilever Nigeria Recruitment For Material Planner

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Unilever Nigeria Plc is a global multinational and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with products sold in over 190 countries and more than 2 billion consumers across the world who use our amazing products everyday!

Unilever Nigeria is  recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Material Planner

Job ID: R-16085

Location: Lagos

Category: Supply Chain

Main Purpose

  1. Ensure availability of all raw and pack materials
  2. Maintain stock levels of ordered materials as per the agreed stock norms
  3. Help in achieving the supply chain objectives of reducing working capital and supplying the demand at the lowest cost.

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Materials Planning:

  1. Establish material requirements for Production Plans with the use of MRP Planned Orders.
  2. Monitor Stock levels and ensure material availability for current production requirements. Establish and maintain appropriate safety stock levels.
  3. Highlight material constraints that could impact production plans
  4. Communicate with suppliers on material requirement forecasts on an ongoing basis.


  1. Raise Purchase orders and call offs to suppliers based on planned requirements.
  2. Follow-up on supplier confirmation of Purchase Orders, Form M, LC and shipments.
  3. Monitor shipments of all imported materials and take action when necessary to ensure timely arrival of material on site, thereby avoid disruption to production plans.
  4. Co-ordinate with Internal Logistics to ensure availability of all imported materials at factory
  5. Establish requirements of specified packaging materials both local and imported based medium term requirements.
  6. Place purchase orders and issue call offs according to Production Schedules.
  7. Liase with Suppliers on rejected materials or short shipped consignments.

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Co-ordinate on Sourcing issues:

  1. Co-ordinate with Planners / Sourcing on new raw and packaging materials.
  2. Provide data to establish Supplier Performance rating.

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP):

  1. Ensure MRP (planning) and call-off procedures are followed.
  2. Update MRP Master Data.
  3. Obtain information on MOQ, shipping and clearance lead-times and update planning information in Fourth Shift.


Provide necessary information and maintain necessary records to enable proper control of inventory and prices.

Reports such as:

  1. Working Capital reports
  2. Critical Material Report
  3. Purchase Order Report
  4. SLOBS List Report.


  1. University Degree
  2. At least 5 years experience of procuring local and imported materials and dealing with overseas suppliers
  3. High analytical skills
  4. Advance excel skills
  5. Use of SAP MRP system
  6. Should have good interpersonal skills
  7. Planning and organizing skills.



  1. Supply Management
  2. Research and Development
  3. Warehousing Teams.


  1. Import Suppliers.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should please Click Here to apply

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