Demand Planner - Johannesburg, Kyalami
South Africa
6d ago


  • Manage the short, medium and long-term forecast of the relevant brand for limited life, launches and inline products

    Support the Demand Planning Manager and Brands to develop the consensus forecast for the Brands based on statistical forecast and sales & marketing activities such as promotions (GWP, local sets) and new product launches

    Develop the SKU & aggregate forecast based on the in-market intelligence from the multifunctional teams (e.g. incorporating latest promotion plans, in-

    market performance of the new launches, competitive activities, macro market trends, customers’ plans, trade inventory etc.)

    Collaborate with Affiliate Inventory team and Brand & sales team to manage and shape demand, especially during extended out of stocks situations

    Maintains the Demand Planning Attributes & Masterdata such as Characteristics Value Combinations (CVCs), Product lifecycle (PLC’s), Demand Type (DT), Strategic Indicator (SI), and History Start Date (HSD)

    Conduct New Product pre & post launch analysis with brands and regional demand planning team and recommend actions for future launches based on historical insights (pipeline, sell-

    in velocity, cannibalization, execution excellence)

    Lead the pre(Branded) SIOP meetings focusing on demand trends insights, building blocks assumptions, and share scenarios planning based on risks & opportunity assessments

    Lead the Demand Review section as part of the monthly SIOP meetings, focusing the team on key trends insights and focus the team’s energy on strategic areas which makes the biggest impact to the business (e.

    g. key assumptions which assumptions went right / wrong, key demand drivers insights, cannibilisation learnings for reapplication, key building blocks assumptions)

    Conduct forecast analytics and share analysis insights and recommendations

    Generate, analyse and communicate key reports and data throughout the region in line with regional strategy and local requirements



    Bachelor’s Degree in related field

    SAP / ERP knowledge, APO would be advantageous

    Demand Planning systems knowledge

    3 to 5 years planning experience

    APICS or other forecasting certification preferred


    Knowledge of supply chain management concepts, i.e. Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return

    Strong analytical and problem solving abilities

    Proactive and a team player

    Continuously look for forecast accuracy improvement opportunities

    Critical thinking skills to identify where analysis is required & then do it

    Ability to work in a dynamic, pressurised environment

    Experience with Microsoft Office with strong experience in Excel (Advanced) and PowerPoint (Basic)

    Experience in and / or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures

    Excellent communication skills - both formal and informal

    Ability to communicate within all levels of the organisation

    Strong meeting facilitation skills

    Strong negotiating skills

    Knowledge of statistical modeling techniques

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