Demand Planner

Tempo Inteiro Maputo Heading Moz

Heading Moz is searching for a Demand Planner for a client in the FMCG Sector to be based in Maputo.

The role of the Demand Planner is to develop a demand forecast using data such as sales forecasts, shipment histories, and marketing plans. This position is a key driver in creating and managing the true customer demand signals by which to align the rest of the supply chain and company resources.

Basic Functions:

  • Identify deviations from expected results and other disruptions and promptly resolve any issues;
  • Forecasting activities associated with customers and products;
  • Create and maintain forecast models for customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from several data sources;
  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function;
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results;
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions;
  • Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers;
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts;
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool;
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs;
  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS college degree or equivalent. MBA preferred;
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in the FMCG industry is mandatory;
  • 3 to 5 years experience as a Demand Planner in the FMCG Industry (preferred);
  • Proficiency in Portuguese and English.
  • Applications have closed


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