Demand Planner

The successful applicant for the Demand Planner will be joining the General Merchandise Division of the company on a full-time basis and will facilitate the delivery of the correct stock level timeously at site/article level with time spend around 60% Analytics and 40% Demand planning. The levels of operational involvement will vary between different areas within the planning team.

This country-wide leading retailer is searching for a driven Demand Planner to join their all-star team in Cape Town. This business is one of Africa’s largest and most consistently successful retailers of food, general merchandise and clothing. They welcome people whose values are aligned with theirs, namely: honesty, integrity, and accountability.

The client company offers great benefits, advancement opportunities and an attractive package. This position is a great opportunity to develop relevant skills – if the applicant is strong in problem-solving, and creativity and has the right mindset for the job, they will thrive within this role.

Role Responsibilities

  • Analyses flow of stock to spot trends, make deductions and generate a solution
  • Source, analyse and integrate multiple data sources, processes and information in problem-solving and conclusion generation Highlights incomplete set-up to relevant stakeholders
  • Actions daily checks on master data new items, re-instated items, status changes
  • Sets and maintains new vendor and new store set-up for replenishment Sets and maintains forecast for new sites and vendors across articles
  • New articles delivered to sites
  • Monitors order to forecast plan and amends where needs are
  • Checks roster display (DC/Store) correct articles on the correct day –
  • Issues/anomalies escalated to Demand planners
  • Manages exceptions and approves site order
  • Submits orders
  • Runs and analyses supply chain report
  • Captures allocations – Promotional stock available
  • Analyses stock and other reports
  • Liaises with sites to address anomalies
  • Create orders against price increases
  • Replaces orders for OOS Identifies on going / continuous non achievement of KPI’s by sites
  • Creates allocations for confirmed dormant stock
  • Creates allocations for stock ( including promotions ) per agreed rule and Allocation timeous and supports plan template Communicates volumes
  • Monitors strike rates
  • Checks stock levels during promotion
  • Orders stock

Behavioural Competencies

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Business Mindedness
  • Communication at all levels
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Controls Quality & Standards Accountable – take ownership of area
  • Flexible/adaptable- quick to change
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Time management
  • Systems centric
  • Passion for Retail Resilience
  • Work in unstrucutred, fast paced environment
  • Excellent Judgement

Education and Experience

  • BCom Degree is advantageous
  • SAP experience is advantageous
  • 2–3 years of retail experience
  • 1-2 years relevant planning experience
  • Strong Analytical and Advanced Excel skills
  • SQL & ACCESS experience advantageous

If you meet the above requirements and want to make a career-changing move, apply today by either filling in the online application form or by emailing your CV to manufacturing@hireresolve.za.com

Alternatively, you are also welcome to contact Rebecca at 021 180 0855 or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Please note that correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates for this position.
Please consider your application unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within 3 days.

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