Supply and Demand Planning Manager

Posted Date about 1 year ago
Location United Arab Emirates
Job Reference 30885
Salary 0.0

Our global retail client is looking to hire a Demand and Supply Planning Manager for UAE.


Job responsibilities:


Sales forecast/Demand planning process


· Elaborate the forecast for all regular products

· Setting up and maintaining monthly demand planning cycle i.e., monthly rolling order forecasts, promotional forecasts and conducting plausibility checks prior to upload in ERP system

· Collect and challenge sales and marketing’s information for new products

· Coordinate and animate the sales forecast validation (demand review and S&OP meetings)

· Control that forecast valuation is in line with the Finance budget data


Supply Planning & Inventory management


· Based on forecast, calculate the needs and control the purchase orders accordingly

· Monitor and analyze regional stock levels

· Keeping high priority/focus on ensuring that supply is closely followed up and secure adequate stock levels

· Proactively propose and follow up on E&O stock reduction plans

· Build up future stock levels to anticipate any corrective action

· Communicate timely to Sales and Marketing teams any important deviation vs initial forecast (change of availability, risk of stock out, shipment issues etc.)

· Support decision making process for product allocation and prioritizations in case of product shortages.


Reporting and performance management


· Generate and analyze the monthly supply chain dashboard

· Consistently strive to improve the KPIs (forecast accuracy/fill rate/inventory ratios)

· Explain main deviations and propose corrective actions

· Provide accurate projections and reporting to the management

· Provide purchases & inventory projections for Budget


Our Ideal Candidate

- Education in Supply Chain or Logistics Management

- Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in FMCG/Retail/Beauty industry

- Proven track record in demand planning, forecasting and inventory management

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must

- Advanced level of Excel is mandatory

- Working knowledge of ERP systems

- If you can join within 1 month