Diageo South Africa: Deployment Planner – Hub

Posted on :

20 Jul, 2010

Category :

Brewery Jobs in South Africa

Diageo has more than 20,000 talented people working with us to grow our business and nurture our brands. We have a guiding purpose – to celebrate life every day, everywhere, which permeates our work. We want our people to thrive at Diageo and are committed to their professional and personal development and to simply ensuring that Diageo is a great place to work. Diageo South Africa recruits Deployment Planner – Hub

The role is based in Cape Town, and is a member of the Supply Chain Planning team reporting to the Product Planning Manager. The role has no direct report.

Leadership responsibilities

Take ownership of availability of product at the 28 depots

Close influencing relationship with the distribution team and the transport planners.

Purpose of Role

Plan the deployment of products from the central distribution points (Elandsfontein in Gauteng and Clairwood in KZN) to the distributed depots throughout the country

Work closely with the relevant customer supply managers, key accounts managers, Order-To-Cash (OTC) function and distribution functions to ensure availability of products on depot level.

Top Accountabilities

Create weekly and daily deployment plans from the central distribution hubs (Elandsfontein and Clairwood) based on depot level forecasts and sales orders

Create stock transfer orders to support execution of the plans

Monitor execution of the stock transfer orders and work with the transport planners and distribution function to resolve problems

Escalate stock transfers where required

Challenge depot level forecasts where actual demand patters are not reflected in the forecast

Compile monthly KPI’s and identify and implement improvement opportunities

Ensure accuracy of all deployment planning related master data in SAP R/3 and SAP APO

Qualifications and experience required

Experience of a supply chain role in a materials management and distribution service environment

Computer literacy and experience in using planning software, eg. SAP APO, Manugistics, I2 or similar in materials and distribution requirements planning

Excellent knowledge of the principles of S&OP, MRP and DRP

Facilitation experience

Key Skills

Strong analytical skills

Communication and influencing skills

Ability to work closely within a disparate team in different geographical locations

A good understanding of the wider supply chain and supply chain planning principles

A drive for accuracy, meeting time commitments and excellence

High level of integrity and energy

Barriers to Success in Role

Inability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment

Inability to adjust in a fast changing environment

Lack of analytical ability

Inability to embrace and utilize information technology

Inability to form positive relationships with a wide range of roles

Inability to prioritize multiple time demands

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