Supply Chain Demand/Supply Planner 29 views

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Market Related
  • Experience Level Manager
  • Total Years Experience 5-10


Develop and implement Inventory plans that will enable the organization to meet sales and service objectives

Database development:

  • Ongoing maintenance of the Forecasting, Purchase Orders and Sales Planning database


  • Extraction, generation and analysis of daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly stock reports from the above database’
  • Assess current stockholding, planned orders, sales history and forecasting of future planned orders
  • Provide real time reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, for global reporting purposes

Planning Requirements:

  • Analyze, assess, calculate and conclude immediate ST and LT planning requirements of individual SKU’s
  • Ongoing liaison with Quality department re: quarantine, short-dated stock, blocked and returned stock, and potential stock releases, so as to optimize working capital and stockholding levels
  • Implementation of finalized demand plan and ongoing liaison with suppliers and other relevant third parties
  • Engage with distributors to stock receiving, stock holding, reworking of stock, and stock write-offs
  • Ongoing liaison with agents, to ensure effective forwarding, shipping, clearing and delivery of stock shipments
  • Ensure one drives and facilitates S&OP forums


  • Attend and contribute to NPI forum and collate all necessary information, so as to provide planning analysis to Quality, Sales, Marketing, Regulatory and Finance teams


  • Participation in and contribution to ad hoc Supply Chain optimization projects and initiatives
  • Warehouse & distribution partner management

Key Skills and Requirements: 

  • Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent communication skills and proactive approach
  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving behavior
  • Agility to learn
  • Effective prioritization and ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Strong attention to details
  • Team player and ability to engage and collaborate cross-functionally
  • Strong experience with DRP/MRP functionality
  • Knowledge of margin contributions
  • In-depth knowledge of inventory performance metrics


  • Relevant degree or diploma
  • Relevant Post-graduate degree advantageous


  • Pharmaceutical or FMCG industry experience of minimum duration of 3 years, at Demand Planner level
  • Logistics experience of 3 years duration
  • SAP or equivalent software proficiency required
  • Advanced proficiency at Microsoft Office (Excel)


Salary:   Market related


Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.


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Contact Details

Address: 1 Maxwell Drive | Sunninghill | Johannesburg | South Africa


Contact Number: 011 802 0185

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