Demand Planning Manager (manufacturing)

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: R800 000 to R1.5 million per annum
Recruiter: On Line Personnel
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Summary: Demand Planning Manager (manufacturing)



Job Description

Demand Planning Manager (manufacturing)

Ref: 3381

Location: Johannesburg (Midrand)
Salary: R800 000 to R1.5 million per annum commensurate with experience and qualification

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • University degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field
  • Supply Chain Management related certification is preferred
  • Manufacturing background
  • Demonstrated experience with managing the demand planning process
  • People management experience
  • Proficiency in English
  • Excel and Power Point (Proficient)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Supply Chain Management or related field
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience
  • Preferred:

-      Familiarity with S&OP process

-      Experience in Demand Planning

-      SAP system experience

-      S&OP process and/or demand planning system implementation experience

  • The Demand Planning Manager will lead the demand planning process for all the finished goods of the company
  • The position manages the demand planning team to produce monthly demand forecast in collaboration with sales, marketing, and finance teams to deliver the organization's strategic and operational KPI’s  
  • The Manager is expected to establish, improve, and implement S&OP process with a strong focus on the demand planning function and serve as the facilitator of monthly Demand Reviews
  • This role must build effective relationship with multiple internal stakeholders and integrate statistical forecast with industry dynamics and key business activities to develop a fully informed demand plan
  • The Manager must bring a continuous improvement mindset, identifying and implementing process optimizations to improve forecast accuracy, enable strong customer service, balanced inventory, and reliable financial planning
  • This role will oversee 2 direct reports

Key Performance Areas:

  • Lead demand planning team to produce monthly rolling demand forecast which drives S&OP process of the company
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing team to gain inputs on the statistical forecast to incorporate market dynamics and sales initiatives in the forecast
  • Work with finance team to fully reflect the latest financial information in the forecast to develop basis for the financial planning
  • Lead monthly demand review process through aligning forecast with key stakeholders and illustrating the risks and opportunities in the plan 
  • Continuously drive initiatives to improve forecast accuracy and S&OP maturity level, provide better visibility of the forecast, and improve defined KPI’s
  • Lead volume component of budgeting processes
  • Collaborate with supply planning and logistics teams to endeavour to achieve delivery, improve fill-rate and reduce stock outs and backorders, improve forecast accuracy 
  • Drive implementation and improvement process of demand planning system introduction
  • Oversee coaching and development of direct reports


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