Senior Demand and Supply Planner

Job Overview

We are looking for a Senior Demand and Supply Planner who will be responsible for managing the end to end planning (demand, supply, and S&OP). You will take ownership of the supply base, planning, and forecasting SKUs at a distribution center level across a complex multisite model. Both tactical and strategic, incorporating forecast information and inventory plans gathered from merchandise, suppliers, sales, marketing, and other sources including customers alongside driving the S&OP agenda.


Key responsibilities include:

•            Harness the client’s knowledge and resources to produce demand forecasts and stocking strategies as a base for the S&OP process

•            Conduct pipeline reviews to align forecast plan to the commercial calendar and all marketing campaigns

•            Ownership of all Supply and Demand Planning across a portfolio of Categories

•            Support sales in building the forecast to maximise inventory holding and sales opportunities

•            Maintain all SKU level forecasts in planning and ERP systems

•            Support Category Manager and team with analysis on category and SKU performance, vendor performance, marketing activity performance, lifecycle management, and exit plans

•            Analysis of a portfolio of categories, including monitoring for continuous improvement

•            Drive financial targets such as gross profit, stock turn and sell-through

•            Actively support the Planning Manager with continuous improvement ideas that will enhance the forecasting processes and systems ensuring that the forecast accuracy is consistently improving

•            Work with Merchandising, Purchasing, DC Operations, and Transport teams to ensure the consistent cost-effective supply of products to customers.

•            Engage in regular communication between team members, Planning Manager and other managers in the client’s business ensuring that issues are escalated in a timely manner with options for resolution

•            Participation in SRM program to drive improvement in supplier SIFOT performance

•            Develop relationships with supplier’s operational teams for efficiency improvements in the wider end to end supply chain.


Qualifications & Experience:

•            Minimum of 5 years’ experience specific to Supply/Demand or Merchandise planning

•            Knowledge and experience in S&OP process and experience in SAP MRP

•            Strong commercial acumen

•            Experience in dealing with large scale product ranges and big data

•            Experience in Tableau and SQL beneficial

•            Experience in BW Hanna and Tableau

•            Tertiary education (Mathematics, Engineering preferred)

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