Demand Planner

at MPC Recruitment
Location Durban, Durban, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Business Operations
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR


Job Description:


Our client, a leading FMCG concern seeks a dynamic Demand Planner, which is a highly visible supply chain role that will oversee the Supply &Demand Planning (forecasting and inventory) requirements process.


This is a hands-on position responsible for developing and executing Demand Supply & Inventory plans that will enable the business to meet sales and service objectives. This position is based in Johannesburg and will report to the Planning Manager.


Key Functions:


Strategic Planning Sales Analysis Forecasting MRP Quarterly & Budget Planning Events, Promotion and Tender Forecasting Innovation & Discontinuation Management S&OP DRP Planning Master data maintenance Project Coordination Reporting




Strategic Planning Forecast 3 months out and 12 month variable plan Sales Analysis Weekly and Monthly analysis and communication around DP KPI's (Forecast Accuracy, Forecast Bias,etc) Drive weekly decision making process with sales team (priority and accountability) Forecasting Monthly forecasting process for driving regional and local S&OP Identify most appropriate statistical model for SKU portfolio Identify variance between stat model and customer demand Communicate problematic sku's in terms of complexity Identify Slow moving sku's and present to BUD heads for discontinuation once a quarter MRP Calculate stock targets by sku by week Manage marketing teams by escalating weeks cover that exceed the maximum or are below minimum covers. Proactively manage all excessive and obsolete stock across national network.


Create and place weekly Purchase Orders on inventory that is needed. Quarterly & Budget Planning Facilitate quarterly and budget planning with preparation of packs and comparison of previous information Events, Promotion and Tender Forecasting Work with the marketing teams to determine activities volume and track the effectiveness of the event Question the promotional volume based on the success/failure of past promotions. Develop tracker to depict success rate of each event along with assumptions as to success or failure of event Innovation & Discontinuation Management Work with sales and marketing in launching new products (timings, quantity and people affected) Manage forecast with Supply Planner to execute stock replenishment Manage bleed out stock with sales, marketing and supply planning teams S&OP Planning forums Prepare forecast pack for demand review with Business Unit Directors every month Prepare for regional demand review with forecast and KPI updates Monthly meetings with financial accounting teams understanding commercial aspect of stock Weekly update to Ops team driving inefficiencies and incorrect practices DRP Planning Facilitate weekly depot replenishment through the DRP process Analysis on short replenishments and incorrect inventory levels at depots Management, Review and Update of safety stock levels to drive accurate DRP process



Degree in Supply Chain or Equivalent Tolerant of stress and pressure Proactive Attention to detail Deadline driven Able to plan ahead and manage time Able to prioritise Innovative and creative Skill Verbal and written communication Computer literacy (Microsoft AX, Logility, SAP BO and MS Office intermediate) Assertive Interpersonal Relationship management Logical thinking Analytical thinking Presentation Numeracy


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