Demand Planner

Position:

Demand Planner

Description:

Our client, a leading Retail Chain Head Office in Midrand, Michael Christison is looking for a Demand Planner

Must Have:
• Grade 12 / Matric
• BCom. Accounting, Quantitative Management, Logistics and Supply Chain or Inventory Management qualification
• 3 years’ minimum relevant experience in the relevant industry
• SAP experience or certification, Windows environment and Advance Excel
• Previous experience in Inventory Planning and Procurement, Business Analysis and Customer Service and Experience in Pharmaceutical or FMCG

Responsabilities:
• Analyse future import planning and projections for all global sourcing requirements for both stores and Distribution Centre’s (DC’s)
• Ensure the effective utilisation of forecasting methods and software tools to deliver and monitor forecast accuracy
• Plan and manage the open to buy process; forecasting sales, markdowns and receipts to maximise opportunity and minimise risks
• Establish and maintain consolidated reports
• Analyse and maintain long range sales forecasts on a weekly basis to ensure recommended order quantities are based on reasonably accurate sales forecasts
• Conduct daily and weekly analysis and monitoring of all POS activity to develop the right forecast and delivery strategy
• Establish and manage all promotional, new, and dropped item purchase orders to ensure product is delivered on time and in full, for all globally sourced items
• Acquire thorough knowledge of the assortment and promotional planning business processes, as well as a detailed understanding of the replenishment procedures required to execute inventory purchases and/or closeouts
• Analyse stores and DC’s flows to predict potential out of stocks and determine the best actions to address
• Monitor and understand demand plan accuracy with the aim of minimising inaccuracies and the impact thereof
• Analyse reports daily to identify issues that impact in-stock and or inventory at both store level and DC’s, to optimise availability and maximise inventory efficiency
• Challenge and consolidate the promotions and launches sales forecasts projected by the Sales and Marketing teams
• Review orders and ensure they are within guidelines
• Review recommended replenishment import purchase orders on a weekly basis, and place orders as required to maintain adequate levels of inventory across the supply chain network
• Review orders and ensure they are within OTB guidelines
• Forecast import DC stock split, to be used in the planning of required stock allocation or delivery for the first month and preceding months
• Analyse on-order import facility purchase orders and current inventory need, by all DC’s to determine appropriate distribution centre inventory splits, which is required for all import facility purchase orders prior to arrival
• Analyse past and current business trends and provide recommendations to Group Planner and improve opportunities; gain alignment on recommendations and implement findings
• Display anomalies and assist in relevant changes advised by buyers to rework necessary calculations
• Running relevant reports for the importance of providing buyers with necessary information for sales and stock at a particular point in time (seasonality, renovations and promotions)
• Assist with compiling monthly reports and monthly summaries
• Establish and maintain monthly status reports and present to the relevant buyer’s and category manager
• Prepare and update monthly summary of FMCG purchases, to be presented at monthly planning meetings
• Establish and maintain a relationship among planners, sales, marketing and finance, for effective knowledge sharing and optimal forecasting
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams/departments to incorporate the on-boarding of new products, retirement of old products, customer-specific inventory requirements, regulatory changes, and promotions into the demand planning process and recommendations
• Support the Replenishment team on new store setups, inventory analysis and case fill rate
• Support collaboratively with internal Supply Planning Team on future inventory needs

Salary: R 20K – 35K + benefits

Contact:

Contact Person: Michael Christison

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: michael@schlemmer.co.za

Production Planner

Position:

Production Planner

Description:

Our client, a well-established FMCG Packaging Company, is looking for a Production Planner

Must Have:
• Relevant Degree is essential
• Strong Excel and Microsoft office
• SAP experience advantageous
• Mathematics in matric
• 3-5yrs Planning or Buying experience in manufacturing ideal

Responsibilities:
• Issue weekly production schedules for production requirements
• Ensuring there is sufficient finished goods stock to fulfill orders, and reorder levels are maintained
• Manage Slow and Dead stock levels within parameters
• Coordinate intercompany sales and purchasing
• Advising raw materials of any exceptions that may be necessary for new products or changes of products
• Liaise with Stores & Distribution regarding service efficiencies
• Place orders with direct suppliers and manage stock levels accordingly
• Action any SAP Material Master Data requirements
• Action any SAP MRP requirements
• Advising on any machine (capacity) requirements for future
• Long term planning of production capacity in plant
• Assisting with utilization budget process

Salary: R 22K – R 28K CTC

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

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

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