Production &Planning Manager

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Mobisol is one of the world’s leading companies for Solar Home Systems with approximately 700 passionate employees, delivering a clean and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for low-income households (living without access to reliable energy). Our dedicated product line combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and accessible micro-financing. Having successfully installed more than 80,000 solar home systems in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda, Mobisol is now moving into the business at a larger scale.

Mobisol, a leading player in decentralized solar electrification, offers a clean and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for lower-income households and small businesses in rural SubSaharan Africa. Combining solar energy with mobile payment technology, Mobisol designs, procures, distributes and services large solar home systems. This way, the Germany-based company enables rural families and business owners to power a range of complementary appliances, such as TVs, stereos, fridges, and thereby improve their standard of living and earn incremental income by establishing solar-powered businesses. Mobisol provides a credible alternative to a grid connection that millions have been waiting for in vain, and ensures affordability through flexible payment plans

Mobisol is seeking to a self-motivated, highly accountable, result-oriented person, strong interpersonal skills, and proactive, flexible, creative, excellent team player to fill the position of “Production &Planning Manager”

Department:                      COO, HQ

Authority:                           Disciplinary: COO, HQ

                                                Functional: COO, HQ


  • Procurement Department, CN , HQ
  • Logistics Manager, TZ ,RW, KE , NG , CN
  • Head of Sales , TZ, RW , KE , NG
  • TechOps , TZ, RW, KE, NG
  • Service Network TZ, RW, KE
  • Wholesales ,HQ
  • Finance, TZ, RW, KE, NG, HQ

Reporting to Mobisol Group COO, The Production & Planning Manger Responsibilities include delivering inventory performance with direct accountability for Demand and Supply, Planning activities and production flows across values streams from suppliers to delivery, distribution and /or consumption of product by end customers.

  • Act as a strong liaison between CO’S and HQ addressing major risks related to Supply and Demand fluctuations
  • Create tools to track major metrics related to Global Supply Chain Performance


Demand planning

  • Review sales historic and the forecast with local teams
  • Lead Inventory Plan& Strategies (optimize inventory turnover )
  • Review and incorporate Service Network needs
  • Review New Product Introduction (NPI) to include into Demand Planning
  • Review B2B Sales to include into Demand Planning
  • Release monthly Demand Planning

Supply planning :

  • Assess Production and Logistics capability
  • Provide monthly Material Requirement Planning (MRP) to HQ Supply team
  • Review and support shipments planning and routing with HQ Logistics team in order to reduce lead-time
  • Review available inventories in china (or other production zones)
  • Roll-out of inventory management tool (Information accuracy and ordering process )
  • Credit back inventory from TechOps refurbishment items

Continuous Improvement:

  • Taking into account corporate strategy, improve any core processes related to or impacted to the above, or aiming at improving customer services.
  • Preform actions aiming a reducing working capital and dead stock.


  • Master’s degree in Supply Chain or Operation Management
  • Minimum 8+ years’ experience in supply chain / Industrial project
  • Skills in data analytics, forecasting, production planning, inventory management
  • Proven team player
  • Self-starter with a passion for Mobisol and its mission to plug in the world
  • Quality value Engineering with local teams to improve efficiency
  • Skills in manufacturing costs Analysis
  • Multicultural team player, committed to deliver on time, Stress management
  • Willingness to travel domestically/ internationally
  • Fluency in English

How to apply:

Candidates matching the requirements are invited to apply by sending their CV and cover letter to , only selected candidates will be invited for interviews.

Closing date 23/11/2018 at 05:00 pm