Demand Planner - 2 Year Contract
Clicks
Western Cape, South Africa
2d ago
source : findojobs-za

To ensure excellent customer availability from a highly efficient stock base by ensuring accurate demand forecasting and replenishment.

Required to work collaboratively with Planning and other relevant functions to capture relevant business input. Job Related Knowledge Essential Expert in Demand forecasting and replenishment Good understanding of Planning processes in Retail Fundamental understanding of merchandise planning principals and experience with financial applications such as Arthur, Enterprise Planning, Oracle, MRP etc.

Strong analytical reasoning & skills Job Related Skills Highly analytical and numerate Well-structured and organised Good communication Forecasting skills Merchandise planning acumen Job Experience Essential 2-

5 years in FMCG retail or other related working environments as a Planner Minimum 2-3 years demand or merchandise planning experience Education B.

Com Degree Job Related Competencies Deciding and Initiating Action Persuading and Influencing Presenting and Communicating Information Analysing Planning and Organising Delivering Results & Meeting Customer Expectations Adapting and Responding to Change Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking To perform analysis, recommend parameter adjustments, and review the statistical forecast in order to increase forecasting accuracy to optimise purchases and store replenishment.

To conduct current and future forecasting analysis, ensure forecasting processes and methods are followed and continuously improve forecasting techniques and methods.

To regularly review performance indicators, such as promotional forecasting, sales, inventory, operations and planning, keeping the business updated on financial performance versus plan.

To prepare, report, and communicate forecast and inventory measurements to management (forecast accuracy, inventory plan vs.

targets etc). To analyse shifts in SKU and / or store and DC availability and stock trends and communicate recommendations to relevant business function.

To ensure overall availability is maintained to the agreed targets using push replenishment or other relevant methodologies.

To manage policy to maintain business KPI's. To provide user support and training. To perform analysis, recommend parameter adjustments, and review the statistical forecast in order to increase forecasting accuracy to optimise purchases and store replenishment.

To conduct current and future forecasting analysis, ensure forecasting processes and methods are followed and continuously improve forecasting techniques and methods.

To regularly review performance indicators, such as promotional forecasting, sales, inventory, operations and planning, keeping the business updated on financial performance versus plan.

To prepare, report, and communicate forecast and inventory measurements to management (forecast accuracy, inventory plan vs.

targets etc). To analyse shifts in SKU and / or store and DC availability and stock trends and communicate recommendations to relevant business function.

To ensure overall availability is maintained to the agreed targets using push replenishment or other relevant methodologies.

To manage policy to maintain business KPI's. To provide user support and training.

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