Forecasting and sell out manager
The Creative Counsel
Johannesburg, ZA
3h ago


The purpose of the job is to spearhead the National Chains forecasting and planning processes, with strong leadership and people management skills.


  • Defining and delivering the resource plan for Operations
  • Cost effective Forecasting, planning and performance focus
  • Lead the planning cycle process through budgeting
  • Medium and Short term re-forecasting
  • Commercial delivery of the plan and service standards of the operation
  • Make recommendations to key stakeholders to guide decisions and
  • Improve performance and commercial metrics
  • key specialist in Retail dynamics and mobile technology
  • Drive efficiency and maximise financial returns

  • Expert Knowledge of the mobile industry
  • Excellent knowledge of forecasting methodologies
  • Expert knowledge of workforce management systems

  • Experience within forecasting and planning
  • Expert knowledge of Mobile industry and forecasting methodology and workforce management systems.
  • Strategic thinking to outline and deliver operational plans.
  • Excellent communicator at all levels, including senior level stakeholder engagement.
  • Driven to deliver results and efficiency.
  • Business and commercial awareness to plan ahead, adapt and deliver results.
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills, with advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint. GENERAL SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES
  • Ability to create strategic plans
  • Self-Motivated
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Able to multitask
  • Work well under pressure
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Thinker (logically & laterally)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet tough deadlines

  • Minimum of 5 years operational work experience in Cellular / Retail environment.
  • Evidence of experience in meeting tough deadlines
  • Evidence of Cost effective Forecasting, planning and performance focus implementations
  • Evidence of managing expenditure against budgets and financial returns
  • Experience in dealing with people in high level management positions
  • Evidence of being able to effectively prioritise independently
  • Experience in working in a high pressure, fast paced environment
  • Evidence of managing more than one account / product and successfully executing
  • Evidence of experience working independently, with little or no supervision

    Tertiary qualification (degree / diploma) B. Comm. Business Commerce / Business Administration.

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