Junior Demand Planner

Saturday, 17 April, 2021

Purpose: The incumbent will be responsible to provide a proactive view on current risk with stock. Managing risk on a bi- Monthly basis and follow up on decisions made (Ensuring decision are actioned). The incumbent will be responsible to ensure day to day reporting and managing risk on physical risk (Stock already on site). The role will support the Demand Planner role to review the impact of Forecast Changes holistically over the supply chain.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum Grade 12
  • Tertiary qualification would be advantageous
  • 5years planning experience in FMCG environment
  • Excellent Computer skills ( word and excel)
  • Relevant experience working on SAP
  • Sound knowledge of products or services rendered by division / department

Skills Required:

  • Very high level of attention to detail
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good analytical skills
  • Sense of urgency
  • To take initiative

Job Summary:

  • Create and maintain ademand forecast analyses of sales trends, promotions and approved launches to ensure there is anaccurate forecast aligned to the business sales
  • To identify and communicate potential risk items due to Supply chain not being able to react to forecast changes and update forecast accordingly
  • Investigate reasons for stock becoming risk and identifying processes to improve in order to reduce risk
  • Ensure updated forecast report is communicated to the relevant parties internally and address inventoryforecast
  • Maintain demand planning systems and procedures
  • Compile various weekly and monthly risk review reports and communicate to the various parties timeously
  • Compile & update monthly write off register with products written off and reason for write off
  • Compile Availability report on Replenishment planning for Direct Consumers/ LTM
  • Create STO’s for LTM
  • To communicate on stock levels and to advise when stock will be replenished
  • Create NC’s to write off stock weekly
  • Update and communicate Integrity register weekly
  • Compile phase out reports monthly and populate to relevant departments
  • Identify processes to improve Forecast Accuracy in the Local Market

Closing date for applications is 23 April 2021