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Demand Planner

South Africa
Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain

South Africa - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 161962BR
Street Address: South Africa - Johannesburg – Clearwater Estate Office Park -Cnr Park & Atlas Road -Boksburg -1459

Job Description


  • Closing inventory DOH
  • Manage short dated stock
  • Manage NPD introduction demand plans to deliver key KPI’s
  • Align customer plans and targets with final operating plans

  • Drive service levels with incremental improvements by working closely with CS&L
  • Collaboration and information sharing across functions
  • Improve Advantage Group Survey results in account base
  • Develop demand forecast in conjunction with Sales and Marketing
  • Incorporate market intelligence into demand plans
  • Coordinates cross functional resolution of day to day issues related to supply and demand discrepancies
  • Performs root cause analysis on key forecast deviations. Supports Business, Marketing, Supply Planning and production strategies and identify opportunities to meet market needs.
  • In collaboration with Supply Chain, ensure the right stock is in the right place at the right time to deliver customer requirements regionally and at DC level
  • Manage and enhance workflows and processes
  • Balances a complex set of variables to ensure reduction overall forecast error.
  • Forecast analysis and improvement
  • Analyse business: identify and manage trends. Formulate action plans.
  • Manage customer and people queries
  • Review historical trends, prepare forecast data, develop statistical models, and evaluate forecast results
  • Collaborates with Supply Planning Managers in planning for new items and items to be transitioned or discontinued.
  • Generates KPI’s that will monitor demand expectations and take corrective action

  • Drive the right people centric culture, understanding each role within the organization so as to collaborate in providing exceptional service to the customer and excellent execution in store
  • Identify learning opportunities to ensure the continuous development of people and self - embed culture of feedback through 360’s


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-7 years Planning within a FMCG environment
  • Proven experience utilizing Forecasting Techniques
  • Accuracy
  • Well organized and good planning skills
  • Honesty, Trust & Integrity
  • Deadline driven.
  • Results Driven
  • Client Services Orientated
  • Communication Skills

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular