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Planning Manager – Supply & Demand

Planning Manager – Supply and Demand 🎯

As the Demand & Supply Planning Manager, you will be in charge of developing and sustaining the rolling demand plan for finished goods and this involves utilising statistical models within APO / IBP and incorporating insights from Sales, Marketing and Finance.

You will be responsible for overseeing the supply flow to maintain 100% stock availability and optimise inventory levels, and ensuring alignment with the company’s financial and sales plans.

In a nut shell your daily duties will include Demand Planning, S&OP Planning, Supply Planning, Innovation, People Management and Continuous Improvement.


  • Responsible for analysing the historical sales data, trends, base growth, distribution, market share and analyse a statistical forecast.
  • Determine the Operations Demand Plan in order to align with the Sales Demand Plan.
  • Challenge the latest sales demand plan, to understand underlying assumptions and compare with the Operations Demand Plan.
  • Implement the globally balanced S&OP in the local supply planning execution.
  • Provide to the Operations Manager with a rolling forecast for 3PLs on inbound and outbound volumes.
  • Lead solutions findings and execution of demand and supply imbalances.
  • Establish and manage inventory levels to ensure no out of stocks, inventory levels according to business plans and ensure healthy product age according to the quality guidelines.
  • Collaborate with Finance & Sales to establish long term SKU portfolio management based on complexity and costs matrix.
  • Act as facilitation and coach, support and develop cross functional skills of oneself as well as Planning and Operations team.

Skills and Experience

  • 5 years work experience in Demand & Supply Planning, Sales Forecasting and Marketing Activities.
  • Understand retail accounts operations, forecasting technology, systems, market research data and supply chain management.
  • Data and Analytically Driven, conduct complex, quantitative, and statistical analyses complimented with qualitative inputs in order to make recommendations.
  • Advanced Excel Skills and interactive data visualisations and business intelligence – Power BI and Tableau
  • Solution Driven and Problem Solving Mindset.
  • Strong Communication and Leadership Skills – presentations and training.
  • Experience in SAP – ERP & Planning tools including IBP.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field with undergraduate statistical analysis or engineering focus
  • APICS certification

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Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2311-339758
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: 01/03/2024
Job Industries: Human Resources
Job Locations: Cape Town
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: 3PL's, AOP, Data Analytics, ERP, IBP, Planning Manager, Power BI, S&OP, SAP, Supply and Demand

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