Planner (Demand & Supply) At L’Oréal

Posted on :

27 May, 2016

Category :

Administrative Jobs in South Africa, Driving Jobs in South Africa

Key Job Accountabilities:

· Assist in optimising the product catalogue

· Perform forecast data cleansing in the demand planning tool

· Create a monthly statistical forecast using the demand planning tool

· Review and amend the forecast against the latest promo/launch plans, the trend estimate and pertinent demand drivers

· Achieve consensus for forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing and business control personnel through the monthly forecast and validation meetings

· Build a supply plan based on validated forecasts, co-packing plan and stock and supply parameters

· Determine stock and supply parameters in line with stock and service level policy

· Manage replenishment and determine priority actions with MSL

· Monitor and reduce Out of Stocks

· Monitor and reduce Slow Movers and Obsoletes

· Prepare and maintain relevant local and international monthly reports

Technical & Professional Competencies:

· Knowledge of supply chain management concepts, i.e. Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return

· Strong analytical and problem solving abilities (non-negotiable)

· Proactive and a team player (non-negotiable)

· Continuously look for service level and forecast accuracy improvement opportunities

· Critical thinking skills to identify where analysis is required & then do it

· Ability to work in a dynamic, pressurised environment

· Experience with Microsoft Office with strong experience in Excel (Advanced) and PowerPoint (Intermediate)

· Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures

· High level knowledge of International Logistics process

· Knowledge of statistical modeling techniques


Fosters a demand-driven Supply Chain with service as a priority

Brings added value to the customer


Masters our Quality, EHS, Finance & Supply Chain standards

Integrates external regulations linked to his activity


Optimises information, physical & financial flows along the whole Supply Chain

Uses business data for continuous improvement

Improves flexibility, reactivity and reliability

Masters costs along the Supply Chain


Anticipates business activity and acts proactively

Deepens the position of the Supply Chain within the business

Education / Experience / Personal Competencies:

· Bachelor’s Degree in related field

· SAP/ERP knowledge & experience

· Demand / Supply Planning systems knowledge

· 3 to 5 years planning experience

· APICS or other forecasting certification preferred

· Achieves results, with integrity

· Manages complexity

· Interacts effectively at all levels within the organisation

· Excellent communication skills – both formal and informal

· Strong meeting facilitation skills

· Strong negotiating skills

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