Senior Demand and Supply Planner Location: Cape town Contract: PermanentThe Senior Demand and Supply Planner (SDSP) will be responsible for providing an optimal demand & supply plan for the finished goods of specific product portfolios. In this role, the SDSP builds the interface between the local commercial teams evaluating and creating a meaningful demand signal, translating it to a meaningful supply signal towards the supply sites with the key aim to ensure stock availability of the right products to the right locations. The tasks will include performing the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process, demand planning net requirement planning, inventory optimization, order management/ execution (End-to-End), reporting and collaboration with commercial team and with the suppliers within a matrix local and regional organization.
The SDSP will also be responsible for the Export markets of the business as well as Independent Distributor.Provide statistical forecast input and performance data for use in the S&OP.
Analyze internal capacity and develop plan to align supply and demand to meet customer requirements.
Evaluate and implement solution and ensure alignment with marketing & sales in development of the consensus forecast.
Drive the S&OP process for the assigned portfolio and effectively translate business insights to accurate demand signal.
Implement and operate forecasting software and supporting systems.
Monitor and report on performance metrics in areas of quality cost, and delivery in support of the key supplier scorecards and business reviews.
Identify and make recommendations for forecast improvements.
Prepare monthly reports within specified time frames.
Utilizes multiple statistical models to develop and drive consensus forecasts for assigned business segments.
Build and maintain a net supply plan on weekly/ monthly basis taking into account the capacity situation at the suppliers and demand variations in the markets.
Proactively manage supply constraints to minimize the total business impact. Should identify and trigger implementation of long term solutions to avoid a reoccurrence of any given supply constraint.
Prepare and participate/ lead in RCCP/S&OP meetings on monthly basis in the light of a balanced long term demand and supply plan.
Determine stock holding policy (safety stock, etc) and monitor the adherence for given portfolios.
Review lead-times and Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs) with key stakeholders to improve supply flexibility and reduce inventory.
Support New Product Introductions (NPIs) & Product Changeovers to ensure on time supply availability for launch while maintaining optimal inventory.
Create and maintain a strong working relationship with internal and external manufacturing partners.
Issue Purchase orders (PO) and Forecast to internal and external manufacturing sites and monitor the On Time In Full (OTIF) delivery of the goods to the final warehouse.
Develop and drive event strategies impacting the supply network set up (i.e. production location transfers, reformulation of products, etc).
Take part in Supply Chain (Re-) design projects to optimize the end to end product and information flow.
Provide accurate and complete supply planning parameters & purchasing conditions for all SKUs and system maintenance.
Constantly strive to identify improvement initiatives in own portfolio of products and suppliers.
Set all required Master Data and ensure its integrity and correctness.
Act as a backup to Demand & Supply Planning Lead role
Handle Export markets as well as Nigeria legal entity
Handle Nigeria Soap BusinessQualificationsWe’d love to hear from YOU, if you have:
Master (preferred) of Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, Business economics, Operations or related field.
3-5 years experiences in Demand or Supply Chain Planning and ideally in another related Supply Chain field such as Procurement, Manufacturing or Logistics.
Good working knowledge in ERP and Planning systems. SAP R/3 and APO strongly preferred.
Experienced user of MS Office, especially Excel capabilities are required.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to evaluate large amounts of information leading to sound conclusions for effective decision making.
Able to prioritize within a complex and dynamic business environment.
Ability to communicate in a clear and concise way across the different levels of the organization.
First project management skills for SC design related and /or operational projects such as New Product Introductions of Product Roll Outs.
A positive minded Team player with a positive mindset and willingness for change.
Able to coach team members and peers in the spirit of continuous improvement. Ideally some first people management skills.
A dynamic and self-driven personality, willing to go the extra mile even in periods of high workload.
Fluent level of written and spoken English. Additional European language is a plus.Primary LocationSouth Africa-Western Cape-Cape Town-OrganizationJohnson & Johnson (Pty.) Ltd. (8485)Job FunctionProduction PlanningRequisition ID4213190909