Planner needs to ensure that our Company operations are timely, efficient and cost-effective. Planner will assist in all Supply and Demand planning duties including analysing current and future product demand, analysing inventory flow, and developing of all forecast which are associated with Supplier, customers and products.
Planner will need to create and maintain forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, CDC and branches including other sources.
The role requires a candidate that has professional, highly analytical and good communication skills. The candidate should have knowledge of advanced mathematical and forecasting policies · Develop effective forecast models based on trends, supply and demand patterns.
Maintain demand plan and inventory levels to ensure cost effectiveness and to meet branch and customer demands · Develop and execute product demand plans to meet company goals · Assisting management and Product Specialists with providing support in developing demand forecasts and anticipate customers reactions to promotions and discounts.
Support management with risk of run out assessment and reviewing of all alerts of products for all branches · Successfully communicate forecast and inventory estimations to management · Monitor and report on important changes in sales forecasts, budgets and business strategies · Conduct monthly forecast maintenance · Address Supply and demand related issues in a timely and effective manner · Maintain planning processes and systems to improve forecast accuracy · Update about product availabilities.
Planner must successfully foster and maintain solid relationships with buyers (PS), vendors, purchasing, and internal sales personnel.
Creating order suggestions for approval · Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool. Education and Experience Required Grade 12 NQF (Level 4) 2 years purchasing experience Diploma or Degree in Supply Chain Management