This Demand Planning Manager is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with products, channels and depots.
He / she has to ensure a corresponding supply and purchasing plan, with periodic replenishment to the depots to attain sales and inventory level targets.
this should embed recovery plans in the succeeding months for missed monthly targets of the previous month / s. Places blanket PO timely to principals based on approved demand plan with staggered delivery & working capital constraints.
Reviews, recommends & comply to inventory policies (M / EOQ, TIL, ROP, Safety stock, ABC classification) for FSL replenishment, periodic distribution & order fulfilment processes at a controlled & / or approved cost.
Plans adjustments in both short term and long term plans based on surges (increase and decrease) in demand, unexpected shortage in material supply and environmental & industry risks (like typhoon, port congestion).
Escalates to stakeholders the current and potential product shortages and develop a quick recovery plan. Monitors and close-loop with partners until completion of action plans.
Be on top on any issues that concern the supply.Responds to all inquiries concerning demand, inventory and other sales & marketing concerns.
Maintains product freshness; Pro-act on potential excess, near expiry, slow-moving and obsolete stocks to Trade Marketing / Sales for banding and promotions.
Resolve high MOQ relative to low demand.Supports NPI in achieving goals on Sales Attainment, Forecast Accuracy, Inventory levels, reorder points, lead-times & process stability.
Plans a phase-in / phase-out of SKU’s and ensures crisp communication to sales to minimize unserved.Arranges and process return of defective products to suppliers.
Job RequirementsCandidate must possess at least Bachelor's / College Degree in Engineering (Industrial), Mathematics, Economics or equivalent.
At least 2 years of working experience in in demand planning is required.Candidates should have experience in FMCG, Retail, or any consumer goods based industry