Supply and Demand Planning Manager

Position:

Supply and Demand Planning Manager

Description:

Our client, a Multinational FMCG Company in Umhlanga, is looking for an Supply and Demand Planning Manager

Must Have:
• University or similar degree – ideally in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Industrial engineering
• Min. 6 years’ of work experience in a corporate environment – ideally in FMCG, ideally in Supply Chain or S&OP related functions
• Operational experience in end to end Planning (Demand, Supply, Replenishment, Production)
• Profound understanding of S&OP, Supply Chain Planning and Master Data principles and standards
• Good understanding of FMCG and Retail industry is advantageous
• Experience in leading and managing teams

Responsibilities:
General
• Lead the planning team by providing strategic direction based upon Management Unit and Regional/Global SC objectives
• Contribute to the overall SC objectives through KPI/PI delivery (Service Level, Inventory Levels & Critical stock management, Forecast Accuracy, Bias, Master data Accuracy)
• Standardization of work practices across the planning categories to ensure business continuity
• Establish and maintain exchange across Planning Communities (ie. Planning Managers in other MU’s, Regional and Corporate Planning and Master Data functions and key Production Centre contacts

Demand & Supply and Replenishment Planning
• Ensure demand & supply planning process and best practices are implemented and executed according to planning guidelines
• Support the team and provide direction on existing planning topics and roll out of new planning initiatives
• Review Forecast accuracy/Bias and understand opportunities to drive improvement
• Review Safety Stock levels and impacts on inventory/service level by ensuring proper balance and impact on Inventory and Working Capital
• Critical stock management of excess, obsolete and ageing stock to better manage stock health
• Responsibly managing the scrapping of bad stock on a monthly basis

Master Data Management and Value Added Service
• Lead and own the operational relationship with local rework suppliers
• Ensure that demand is optimally achieved by reviewing overall supplier capacity and management of KPI’s (Plan vs Actual)
• Ensure product master data best practice adherence and compliance
• SAP system approvals for new product creation and maintenance

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and Reporting and Tool Update
• Lead S&OP processes and best practice implementation within the MU
• Balancing operational business against overall business targets
• Ensure monthly execution of operational S&OP cycle by providing overall guidance
• Build S&OP learnings through in-meeting coaching and formal/informal training
• Managing KPI and PI reporting

People Management
• Lead and develop a team of demand/supply planners
• Set/ review objectives and conduct performance appraisals/ ITP/ succession planning
• Ensure support of the team through coaching /mentoring

Salary: R 87 000 + benefits + bonuses

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

Trainee Buyer

Position:

Trainee Buyer

Description:

Our client, a Leading Retail Head Office in Umhlanga, is looking for an Trainee Buyer

Must Have:
• Strong analytical skills
• High attention to detail
• Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Highly driven, motivated and confident
• Able to multi-task and prioritize time/workload effectively
• Passionate about retail
• Must have excellent skills with MS Excel and/or other Business Intelligence Tools
• Exposure to retail business and product planning would be an advantage
• Preferable B Comm or other numeric tertiary qualification

Responsibilities:
• New product listings – internal & external
• Store queries
• Online admin, pricing & listings
• Placing POs – local & import
• New product communications to Ops
• Ops product surveys
• Promotion management
• Pricing maintenance including price exceptions
• Competitor & market shop outs & price collation
• Management of samples - request, maintenance, marketing & QA process
• Supplier liaison
• Customer liaison
• Warehouse & Factory liaison
• Weekly/monthly feedback on trade
• Range review process involvement
• General Buying admin support
• Planning Support
• Local Order Book Management
• Packaging management
• Data integrity admin - status data maintenance

Salary: Negotiable

Contact:

Contact Person: Michael Christison

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: michael@schlemmer.co.za

Procurement manager Lead

Position:

Procurement manager Lead

Description:

Our client, a leading Project Engineering Company in Pietermaritzburg, is looking for an Procurement Manager.

Must Have:
• Tertiary qualification in Supply Chain Management, Procurement or Commercial
• At least 5 years' local, regional and international procurement experience and 3 years' contract management experience
• Purchasing & technical experience in related environment – Engineering/Projects/Lab
• Computer skills, (MS-Office including excel, word and pastel))
• Contract management expertise, supply risk management, business acumen, acquisition and procurement processes
• Familiarity with procurement software, approval workflows, purchasing policy, purchasing policy development and contract is highly preferred
• Able to manage own workload, set and meet deadlines and operate independently with minimum levels of supervision

Responsibilities:
Supply Chain Management
• Drive procurement initiatives within the business
• Initiate and implement improvements within the procurement department and the procurement process
• Realise savings in OPEX and CAPEX
• Monthly analysis and reporting of the procurement deliverables
• Assist internal departments with related inquiries (RFQ / RFI)
• Assist in sourcing reliable alternate suppliers if necessary
• Evaluate bids and make recommendations
• Ensure optimal stock level of equipment to ensure business efficiency and continuity
• Expedite and follow up with suppliers so deliverables are kept within acceptable timelines
• Conduct Store Audits on frequent basis
• Determine the deliverables of SCM from the objectives
• Ensure customer feedback is provided promptly
• Ensure customer and suppliers appropriately managed
• Action purchase orders and associated logistics for the business
• Ensure orders are tracked and delivered and associated paper and audit trail robust and complete
• Develop supplier management criteria and review key suppliers, pricing and contracts annually

Product Sales
• Action product sales enquiries efficiently and promptly
• Grow and develop product sales revenue stream

Strategy and Governance:
• Align procurement strategy to the Company strategy
• Develop and manage the procurement governance process across the business and ensuring policy compliance
• Creating, review and publish procurement policies, procedures and documents
• Ensure implementation of procurement processes, policies and procedures
• Enhance and standardise procurement practices to ensure conformance to legal and statutory requirements (e.g. PPA, Companies Act)
• Implement appropriate controls and authorisation procedures for all related functions and processes
• Developing the necessary reporting systems to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency in the application of goods and services
• Developing and implementing the sourcing strategies that leverage economies of scale by consolidating spending across different departments

Supplier Relation / Contracts Management:
• Build a reliable high-quality supplier and contractor base
• Create and manage SLA’s with suppliers/contractors
• Maintain for supplier development documents
• Maintain contractual terms for local, regional and international procurement
• Maximise profit by negotiating the best terms of contracts
• Ensure that the suppliers conform to the supplier requirements in accordance with the supplier contract
• Work closely with Finance on wider organisational forecast, purchasing leverage and procurement savings

Salary: R 35K – R 50K CTC

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

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