Location: Pinetown

For our client a successful packaging company based in KZN. In return an attractive salary and prospects on offer.





  • Manages the prepartion of customer quotations (BOM - Syspro & Excel)
  • Measurement of quotation turnaround time, and analysis thereof.
  • Updates system rates to cover annual increases: - materials, labour costs and overheads, mark-up.
  • Reporting to EXCO: number of quotations processed, turnaround time, success ratio, quality of information received and follow-through.


  • Daily extraction of WIP report.
  • Ensure accurate and efficient booking of jobs and materials, on a daily basis.
  • Manages job costings: - job costing vs quotation (ensures accuracy), over-usage of materials, excess labour.
  • Contributes to strategic plans for corrective actions i.e. time recording, overuse of materials, unfinished jobs.
  • Monitoring of job status: - planned delivery vs actual delivery, overdue jobs, job quantities vs actual quantities.
  • Reporting to EXCO: WIP status report (time recording, issuing of materials, quantities, customer delivery status, costing process updates, closing of jobs).
  • Reports to highlight any areas causing delays / issues.


Finished Goods:

  • Liaises with Sales Team regarding stock held back (lack of supporting documentation / contracts / any other issues).
  • Reports on aging stock (60+ days) and liases with Sales Manager to manage and minimise risk.
  • Stock take.
  • Price increases.
  • Minimum quantities.
  • Management of returns: - quality and recording of defects, approval of credit notes, record-keeping.
  • Reporting: -
  • Contracts: signed, outstanding, role of Sales Team in process.
  • No contracts: documentation in support of stock holding and credit terms.
  • Customer stockholding: by value, amount over terms allowed, action plans.
  • Stocktake: list of adjustments/write-offs, reasons and housekeeping.

Raw Materials:

  • Real time recording on receipts - addresses any issues promptly.
  • Stock take.
  • Analysis of stock variances.
  • Reports on aging stock (60+ days) and liaises with Sales Manager to manage and minimise risk.
  • Processing of price increases and any other adjustments.
  • Manages the quality of raw materials received - handles all relevant documentation and credit notes, and returns thereof.
  • Reporting: status on real time issues / receipts, stock take (stock type, adjustments, write-offs, reasons, housekeeping).


  • Purchases according to BOM as well as bulk orders.
  • Local and international purchasing.
  • Document processing for local orders.
  • Approval of supplier price increases (in conjunction with MD).
  • Processing of price increases.


  • Over / under / part deliveries.
  • List of price increase requests: both requested and granted.
  • Terms.
  • Discounts.
  • Status on imports: lead times, stockholding, foreign exchange (covered and uncovered).


  • Planning to 80% capacity - fixed window and documents changes.
  • View of plan vs actual.
  • Liaises with Production Team in regard to improvement of: production standards, inefficiencies.
  • Ensures effective production planning so customer deliveries are consistently on time, in full and at quality.
  • Reports to EXCO on:
  • Frequency of interruption to window period and reasons why.
  • Effectiveness of planning.




  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment within the packaging or printing industry.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 days for an interview. If not contacted, please consider your application unsuccessful.