Supply Chain Analyst
FMCG, Food & Beverages
East Rand, Johannesburg
The Demand Planner will take ownership of the planning process within the FMCG market. The Demand Planner's main responsibility will be to lead and manage the demand planning activities, support S&OP and to act as the integration point on a national and regional level local market ensuring sufficient inventory levels to satisfy customers’ demands.
Please note: It is essential that you have an understanding of production and Rough-Cut Capacity Planning so that the client can look 18 months ahead and decide whether it is essential to buy a new line or switch off a current line. Same with warehouses. You must be able to see the long-term picture.
Qualifications and Experience
• Industrial Engineering Bachelor’s Degree (3 years)• Up to 6 years’ experience (Operational Execution)• FMCG or Automotive Sector experience essential
• Excel Advanced
Key Accountabilities and Outputs
• Develop weekly Stock Replenishment Plans (SRP)• Monitor production plans and make recommendations based on current stock levels• Actively contribute towards the end-to-end S&OP process• Conduct daily monitoring of national inventory levels and planning of inventory movements from the region of supply• Determine, control and maintain optimum levels of inventory coverage to avoid lost sales or over stocking• Investigate reasons for out of stock and overstocking situations and develop preventative plans.• Make recommendations on inventory adjustments based on market demand and trends.• Plan and request primary distribution requirements from source plants and distribution centres to ensure adequate stock coverage in the regions• Monitor the primary distribution plan, communicate priorities to transport controllers and expedite the execution of the plan• Reduce unnecessary inventory movements among distribution centres and source plants.• Actively participate in operational planning and budgeting processes• Drive continuous improvement through streamlining and optimising relevant operational practices, processes and systems• Control cost and take the necessary action to mitigate any financial risks or non-compliance