Demand Planning Manager – Michael Page International (UAE) Limited
My client, one of the largest B2C Retail companies in the UAE is looking for a Demand Planning Manager to ensure smooth and efficient operations & to fulfil the customer needs at all times.
My client is a one of the largest B2C Retail companies in the UAE.
The role of Demand Planning Manager will include, but not limited to the following:
– To generate a time phased forecast by product (sku) in value and volume based on Sales history, trends and Launch/Activity calendar, in line with the agreed Business Forecast – Forecast production – On time and In full.- To Manage and Plan processes to ensure minimum level of stock is available in the business to achieve agreed Service Levels at least costs, meeting target .
– Manage the execution of accurate and timely forecast and demand plan from suppliers to customers/stores.- Manage the execution of accurate and timely forecast based sales history and gathered information from marketing & commercial.- Sustains inventory guidelines and provides closed loop feedback regarding forecast trends and accuracy.- Recommends forecasting model/tools targeting optimal forecast accuracy defined by Supplier Chain Manager.- Uses all current and historical information/ market trends to develop SKU level demand plan – maintained on a weekly/monthly basis.- Develop key metrics and measurement for senior management to facilitate effective decision making. Be the “head light” of the company relating to demand supply issues.- Drive the Sales & Operation process and meetings. Aligns demand plan with sales budget/forecasts. Presents, solicits and assesses feedback on the various sales plans. Leads discussions and challenges discrepancies to ensure sales forecasts and demand plans accurately reflect expectations.- Manage the ordering process from budget to return to vendor and work very closely with Supply Chain Coordination Team in charge of executing the orders.- Challenge the inventory control.- Based on forecast, calculate the needs and control the purchase orders accordingly- Monitor and analyse regional stock levels- Proactively propose and follow up on stock reduction plans- Build up future stock levels to anticipate any corrective action- Communicate timely to Sales and Marketing teams any important deviation Vs initial forecast (change of availability, risk of stock out, …)- Drive the stock committee with Sales, Marketing and Finance teams
The Successful Applicant
For the role of Demand Planning Manager the ideal candidate must have the following:
– A minimum 5+ years of relevant experience in Demand Planning and Inventory Management- Must have experiencing n either FMCG OR Retail industries.- Advanced level of Excel is mandatory- Education in Supply Chain or Logistics Management- Candidate must be based in the UAE