Flexi Personnel Limited Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Mar 22, 2019Permanent
Introduction Our client, PERNOD RICARD is a worldwide co-leader in the wines and spirits industry. They are seeking to recruit a Demand and Supply Planner who will be responsible for all forecasting and replenishment activities associated with customers and products. Specification Create and maintain the appropriate master data in the planning systems in use, minimizing errors, and avoiding duplication and obsolescence. Create statistical forecasts: a.Gather, analyse and validate data b.Execute statistical modelling software c. Review resulting statistical forecast model d.Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting e.Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts Review sales plans, customer finance Budget Updates or Latest Estimates and demand drivers: a.Present, solicit, and assess feedback on the various forecasts from sales, and finance b.Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts c. Review promotional plans with sales Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing and finance personnel: Prepare relevant material to facilitate research and discussion Provide input to volume planning (Latest Estimates / annual process) Maintain demand planning system and software Use appropriate statistical models and parameters, and enrich statistical forecasts to generate accurate base demand forecasts that will be aligned to optimized stock covers as well as replenishment plans Focus on and deliver a stable demand plan, but taking into account appropriately recent events, along with achievement of Demand Plan Accuracy (DPA), controlled variability of accuracy and no systematic bias. Drive fast, appropriate actions to minimize the impact of deviations from the Demand Plan. Communicate these actions to stakeholders. Consistently improve Demand Plan Accuracy (DPA accuracy level and variability) using the Forecast Value Added (FVA) concept and drive out systematic forecast bias through detailed analyses of past performance. Track errors using DP Reason Codes and maintain an efficient Learning Log. Activate Purchase orders form brand orders in alignment to Replenishment Plans as well as optimized logistics services. Maintain and update EGMS (KRA -Excise Goods Management System) in line with KRA guidelines and process to order stamps, declare usage per brand and to maintain accurate forecasts. Process IDF in KRA online systems for all shipments to Kenya Domestic Market. Inbound Materials Management through updating stock movement in Naviation in alignment to 3PL WMS. Forecast and manage bond transfer through a structured monthly replenishment plan to the duty paid warehouses in alignment to demand plan volumes. Provide data on stocks, forecasts, BO purchases and replenishment plans as required by the central PRSSA/EMEA Team. Other administrative work as assigned - i.e. monthly stamp reconciliations, Inventory counts, marketing stores operations, cost analysis etc. Requirements Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Management or Statistics; A Graduate Diploma (CIPS) or any other national higher diploma in Supply Chain or Logistics at entry level Excellent Supply Planning skills Good demand planning skills Excellent IT skills and previous experience with an ERP system; Sufficient knowledge of warehousing and distribution; A strong business and teamwork perspective; A passion for working with customers, internally and externally; A strong desire to develop trust and long-term relationships; A strive for service improvements and be proactive and responsive to customer demands; Must impact and convince others to work cross functionally and externally to get commitment to ideas, actions and deliver results. FMCG experience is an added advantage Excellent presentation and communication skills NB: Those that applied need not reapply Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement. .