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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Vacancy at a Multi-national FMCG Company - Adexen Recruitment Agency

Adexen Recruitment Agency - Our client, a multinational company in the FMCG industry, a world leader in wines and spirit, is currently recruiting to fill the vacant position below:


Job Title: Demand Planning Manager

Job Reference:1175
Location: Nigeria
Industry: FMCG - Consumer Goods
Function: Supply chain

Job Descriptions

  • Demand forecast planning done in conjunction with sales budgets
  • Replenishment and Shipment forecasts done in conjunction with demand forecasts and sales budgets to ensure sufficient stock levels
  • Forecast plans to be approved by the Demand Planning and Procurement Manager
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used in demand forecasts
  • Lead and take complete ownership of S&OP with all relevant stakeholders – present monthly analysis and updates on the past month
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function – i.e. clear phasing of demand plan by SKU
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions – these are meetings held outside of the S&OP meetings
  • Prepare, report, and communicate forecast and inventory measurements to management (forecast accuracy, inventory plan vs. targets).
  • Challenges demand assumptions (e.g., sales and long term inventories) and propose / refines the plan
  • Participates in key decision making ( e.g., sales and operations planning ) in order to integrate planning and operational constraints (financial, service, time)
  • Drives performance KPIs (product availability) and adapts plans to meet targets
  • Models and articulates operational capacity
  • Proposes and makes decisions on capital investments based on the long term plan
  • Improve processes, methods systems planning optimization
  • Defines target KPIs to ensure improved business planning capability
  • Develop, use, and maintain Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool (Trust project to implement “Infor system”).
  • Implementation and utilization of demand management software (Infor – trust project) that is used to house the critical information, and is integrated with the ERP system as well as the Sales & Operations Planning platform
  • Refined systems and methods to continually improve forecasts so that the company can better anticipate customer needs.
  • Initiates and leads the development of short and long-term supply plans to balance the demand forecast with cost, efficiency and capacity constraints.
  • Draft the plan from which replenishment is to be executed this is to be reviewed by manager and actioned accordingly
  • Planning delivery timetables – for both Inbound stock and IBT’s
  • Manage inventory levels and targets (by set parameters such as ABC, DIC and safety stock), to ensure demand plan is achieved
  • Proactively report SKU availability issues – at both warehouse and brand owner level
  • Coordinates cross functional resolution of day to day issues related to supply and demand discrepancies, ensures effective "lesson learned" documentation – eg OOS situations
  • Create/define metrics to monitor BO performance (KPI’s)
  • Manage cross-functional monthly meetings with BO’s + local production team – discuss forecasts, planned ordering cycle and BO performance.
  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested.
Expectations
  • Degree in Supply Chain Management or similar.
  • 5 years’ experience in import/exports in the liquor industry
  • Experience in demand/replenishment forecast planning/forecast tools and ERP systems (eg SAP, JDE)
  • Risk Management, Operational Performance Optimization, Operations Planning Optimization
  • Production and Process Management, Logistics Optimisation, Procurement, Creativity and Innovation, Business & Financial Acumen, Customer Service & Quality Orientation, Project and Change Management
  • Problem Solving, Commercial Awareness, Leading and Developing Others,
  • Teamwork, Influencing Skills, Building and Maintaining Collaborative Relationships, Strategic Planning, Adaptability.
Offer
  • Attractive Package.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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