Demand Planner
Tenneco Inc.
Johannesburg, ZA
20h ago

PRIMARY PURPOSE(S) OF POSITION :

Key supply chain role that will oversee the company’s Demand planning process. Analyze and gather relevant demand data and translate this into a monthly demand plan (short & long term) that will enable the company to meet its sales and service level objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Responsible for collecting relevant demand data from Sales & Marketing (Mid to long term)
  • Attend monthly Sales Review Meetings between Demand Planning and Sales & Marketing
  • Analyze historical data to continuously improve forecast accuracy (Past sales, trends, seasonality, promotional activities)
  • Continuously review and improve forecasting techniques and Demand Planning processes
  • Establish best practices in statistical forecasting and usage of the forecasting tool SAP APO
  • Key driver for the monthly SIOP process responsible for the preparation of the consensus demand plan as part of the monthly SIOP process
  • KPI reporting : responsible for monthly reporting of Demand Planning KPI’s (Forecast outlook, forecast accuracy, consensus demand plan, SIOP report) towards management
  • Communicate changes in the demand plan to management & Supply Control Department
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Engineering on best practices, working methods, supply chain optimization
  • JOB REQUIREMENTS :

  • Experience with statistical forecasting techniques
  • Strong technical (user) knowledge of Office applications (advanced Excel capabilities)
  • Strong knowledge of ERP desirable SAP
  • Preferably experience with SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer APO
  • Experience with MRP functionality
  • Fluent in English, other languages are an asset
  • COMPETENCES :

  • Problem solving / decision making skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong communication skills : ability to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Attention to details, working with high precision
  • KEY INTERFACES :

    Internal : Internal stakeholders (Manufacturing plants, Sales & Marketing, Product Management, Purchasing, Pricing, Finance, Logistics, Senior management)

    External : Key customers if required

    Required Experience

  • Minimum / Essential : 1+ years related experience preferably within a supply chain planning environment
  • Desirable : 2+ years experience in a Supply Chain planning environment preferably within spare parts planning
  • JOB REQUIREMENTS :

  • Experience with statistical forecasting techniques
  • Strong technical (user) knowledge of Office applications (advanced Excel capabilities)
  • Strong knowledge of ERP desirable SAP
  • Preferably experience with SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer APO
  • Experience with MRP functionality
  • Fluent in English, other languages are an asset
  • COMPETENCES :

  • Problem solving / decision making skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong communication skills : ability to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Attention to details, working with high precision
  • KEY INTERFACES :

    Internal : Internal stakeholders (Manufacturing plants, Sales & Marketing, Product Management, Purchasing, Pricing, Finance, Logistics, Senior management)

    External : Key customers if required

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