MTN Nigeria

Manager Planning And Forecasting

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With over 57 million subscribers and more than $16 billion invested so far in the economy, MTN is the largest provider of mobile network access and ICT solutions in Nigeria, connecting whole communities with each other and with the rest of the world. Since our entry into the market in 2001, MTN has become an intrinsic part of Nigerian social and economic life, offering a wide range of products and services which act as a catalyst for fiscal and human development. Our leadership position in the area of network coverage, expansion and state of the art infrastructure remains constant. Today, MTN provides network coverage to over 3,775 cities, towns and villages nationwide. Through our Foundation, MTN has also invested N18 billion in carrying out Corporate Social Responsibility projects in 550 locations in all 36 states of Nigeria and the FCT. MTN Nigeria subsists on the core brand values of the MTN Group - Leadership, Integrity, Relationship, Innovation and a Can do attitude. We also offer a unique Employee Value Proposition centred around the following five pillars: - Brand Strength - Leadership Brand, - Investing in our Talent, - A Globally Diverse Culture - Total Reward and Recognition. As we progress with our operations, MTN embraces a win-win ideology that will ultimately stimulate economic development and a vibrant, stable society.


Job Title:Manager Planning And Forecasting

Job description

  • Manager, Planning & Forecasting is part of the Planning & Fulfillment team at the Opco and would lead the Demand planning and forecasting process. Demand planning and forecasting management covers demand forecasting, demand planning and sales and operational planning processes for trading stocks and assets. These processes would involve interactions with Opco BP and Centers of Excellence (CoE).
  • Manager, Planning & Forecasting would support the Senior Manager, Planning & Fulfillment and supervise the Planner, Demand and Planner, Material Resource.
  • Extract value from what we already have by focusing on optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value creation philosophy. This includes individual contributions and recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative, capital/budget efficiency activities within the Unit, contracts review and negotiation in collaboration with the Procurement team, structural changes within the Unit etc.
  • Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation, business model innovation etc.
  • Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by influencing stakeholders within your immediate ecosystem for MTNN’s benefit. This includes participation in credible external think-tank sessions, involvement in inter-divisional focus Group sessions to improve business performance etc.
  • Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement in recognized professional institutions, think-tank activities etc.
  • Role model the vital behaviours needed to sustain organisational performance and drive people management activities by being the principal coach for your direct reports using the people management framework. Participate in employee engagement projects such as mentorship, facilitating programs, etc. In addition, support recruitment, on boarding and grievance management processes etc.
  • Escalate sensitive issues in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with CoE to develop and implement demand planning and management strategies
  • Review and approve demand forecast
  • Prepare demand plan for trading stock and assets
  • Review forecasting errors and prepare resolution plan for refining errors
  • Monitor forecasting performance
  • Review variance analysis reports and identify corrective actions to resolve variance
  • Liaison with relevant stakeholders and conduct sales and operational planning review meetings
  • Prepare sales and operational plan in collaboration with internal stakeholders, stakeholders at Opcos and aggregate the procurement requirement
  • Assist in identifying potential supply constraints, risks and issues
  • Monitor sales and operational planning
  • Support the Shareholder return strategy by developing and implementing Sales & Distribution Processes that are aligned to achieving all elements on the business score card. (I.e. Grow Market Share, Grow ICT & Data Revenue, Increase EBITDA margins, Assure Revenue, CAPEX Returns Management and Net Subscriber Additions).
  • Participate in the review of Business Processes (headcount, process optimisation, etc.), to drive efficiency gains to ensure at least 5% reduction in Divisional budget year-on-year.
  • Monitor changes to SCM related statutory, regulatory, legal compliances and update MTN checklist. This includes compliance with Safety Health and Environment (SHE) regulation, imports, Foreign Exchange Control Documentations (FECDs), input and output taxes and managing landed costs.
  • Develop policies and procedures for implementing distribution strategy (customise to physical local conditions)
  • Ad hoc and Operational Meetings
  • Set up /participate in ad hoc and operational meetings
  • Report at process and functional level
  • Manage and resolve escalations that have impact on critical path of service delivery
  • Escalate issues that will result in significant time, scope, employee/client or cost impact if not resolved
  • Manage and provide solutions to issues that require formal resolution
  • Set up and manage project status meetings
  • Review and identify key risks, issues and dependencies and set mitigation actions
  • Sign-off / make decisions regarding operational changes
  • Review performance of CoE against agreed KPIs and their compliance to SLAs and reverse SLAs
  • Create and monitor plan for continuous improvement
  • Review performance of CoE Reporting
  • Review reports on a monthly basis from CoE relating to progress made within the sub-division and in accordance with the measurement metrics set by the organisation
  • Review reports on specific projects as per the defined timelines
  • Source, induct, and manage talent in accordance with legislative guidelines
  • Ensure open communication channels with staff and implement change management interventions where necessary
  • Provide definition of roles, responsibilities, individual goals and performance objectives for the team
  • Set KPIs and provide regular performance feedback through a well-defined and implementable performance review program
  • Develop and implement a training plan in order to build and develop skills within the team
  • Performance manage resources in accordance with HR policy and legislation where necessary
  • Actively participate in leadership team and develop skills of own team
  • Promote an ‘MTN centric’ and a ‘partnership approach’ to develop strong relationships with other working groups and ensure adherence to Group governance

Job condition:

  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

6

Other Requirements

Experience & Training:

  • First degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related discipline
  • Fluent in English
  • CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional)
  • CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience which includes:
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience in supervising/managing others
  • Experience working in a medium to large organization
  • Supply Chain Management experience
  • Vendor management Experience
  • Working experience in Oracle

Training:

  • CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)
  • CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional)

CBAP(Certified Business Analysis Professional)
SCOR-P (Supply Chain Operations Reference Model – Professional)
Minimum qualification:

BA, BEd, BEng, BSc, BTech or HND

Method of Application:
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About MTN Nigeria
MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africa's leading cellular telecommunications company. On May 16, 2001, MTN became the first GSM network to make a call following the globally lauded Nigerian GSM auction conducted by the Nigerian Communications Commission earlier in the year. Thereafter the company launched full commercial operations beginning with Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.MTN paid $285m for one of four GSM licenses in Nigeria in January 2001. To date, in excess of US$1.8 billion has b...
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Job Summary
Published
December 5, 2016
Offer Type
fulltime
Experience
Minimum of 6years
Location
Lagos
Salary Range
N0.00 - N0.00K
Deadline
December 8, 2016
Specialization
Procurement/ Purchasing
Industries
ICT / Telecommunications
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