Demand Planning Manager

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Fan Milk Plc, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of healthy, nutritious and safe frozen dairy and non-frozen dairy food products with distribution channels across the length and breadth of Nigeria. Fan Milk Nigeria is a well established and fast growing food processing industry offering wide range of products.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Demand Planning Manager
Location: Nigeria

Job Purpose:

  • Provision of timely, detailed, accurate, transparent Forecast reporting.
  • Provide ERP system data maintenance and system administration.
  • Own and maintain forecasting tools.
  • Owner of online platform for sharing demand forecasting information, tools & resources.
  • Integrate Nielsen & IMS data sources to drive forecast accuracy as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide detailed, timely forecast reporting across all categories for input to Consensus Forecast Review, Demand Review Meeting and Profit Review Meetings.
  • Develop exception reporting to enable identification and management of forecast accuracy impacts and month to month forecast changes.
  • Develop and own an online platform for sharing Demand Forecasting tools, reporting, information and examples of best practice.
  • Embed processes to support forecast capability to drive enhanced service levels and reduced working capital requirements
  • Provide analytical support to the Head of Supply chain and cross functional teams as required.
  • Integrate Trade Spend / Net Sales inputs to ensure forecast decisions prioritise cost effective, net sales delivery.
  • Contribute to significant projects to transform the operating model, and deliver the benefits required including gross to net, complexity reduction, cost of goods and working capital reductions etc.
  • Utilise data sources such as Nielsen scan, IMS, Ex Factory etc to generate insights to drive forecast accuracy.
  • Own, maintain and evolve forecasting tools such as the Performance Analysis Toolkit.
  • Own and maintain department-wide KPIs for the supply chain department
  • Capture detailed minutes and actions at business planning meetings especially demand relating meetings and distribute these to stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Provide support for baseline statistical modeling to deliver enhanced forecast accuracy.
Minimum years of experience

Other Requirements

Qualification (Specialized Skills and Knowledge)

  • Minimum – Bachelors in a Commerce / Business/supply chain related discipline, logistics, supply management, demand management, operational management desirable.
  • Highly numerate with knowledge of supply chain forecasting/trade spend software systems and processes preferred
  • Very comfortable with numbers and loves numbers
  • Proficient in the use of Nielsen / IMS software.
  • Exposure to Demand Forecasting and Commercial Sales / Marketing operations in an FMCG environment.
  • Strong planning ability & able to work on own initiative.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – highly sociable
  • Advanced level Excel skills required.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to increase value by raising standards & championing best practices.

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About Fan Milk Plc
Fan Milk PLC is a leading manufacturer and marketer of healthy, nutritious and safe frozen dairy and non-frozen dairy food products with distribution channels across the length and breadth of Nigeria.We pride ourselves in providing nourishing and healthy food products at an affordable price to all Nigerian, and we offer a fantastic range of products to cover all age groups and all consumer groups.Fan Milk PLC was proudly incorporated in 1961 and commenced full responsibility of churning out Fant...
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Job Summary
September 15, 2017
Offer Type
Full time
September 28, 2017
Executive / Management
Manufacturing / Production
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