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Demand Planner

Purpose

Motus Aftermarket Parts is looking for a Demand Planner in our Meadowview Office responsible for checking and placing local supplier, inter-branch and promotional orders, following up backorders with suppliers and expediting urgent orders.

Duties & Responsibilities:
DEMAND PLANNING AND PURCHASING
▪ Implement and adhere to Purchasing & Supply Chain Management policy and procedures.
▪ Ensure the ordering process integration between the Demand Planning Tool and the ERP System is operating correctly.
▪ Review suggested orders for completeness, accuracy and compliance with management expectation as well as existing policies and procedures.
▪ Compile and validate suggested orders based on the demand planning calculation and inventory planning model parameters.
▪ Processing & placement of Purchase Orders via the ERP on suppliers.
▪ Review the product sales forecasting exception management to ensure adequate demand planning methodology can be implemented and maintained
▪ Analyse the lost sales occurrences and implement preventative measures and effective inventory replenishment methods.
▪ Review the critical Stock-Out and Potential Stock-Out occurrences with the respective suppliers and manage the corrective action required to minimizing lost sales.
▪ Supplier delivery commitment administration and liaison with the Shipping Department.
▪ Expedite and follow-up of overdue Purchase Orders with the Suppliers and maintain accurate delivery dates critically important for the demand planning.
▪ Coordinate Supplier new product introduction activities.
▪ Ensure all promotional orders are placed with urgency.
▪ Expedite promotional orders and ensure stock is received before promotion starts.
▪ Track availability of promotional items for the duration of the promotion.

MASTER DATA
▪ Assume full responsibility for managing the Supplier and Product Master Data.
▪ Organize, update and retain supplier information as well as product information required for the successful sourcing of the business requirement.
▪ Analysis and review of supplier lead time optimization.
▪ Organize updates and retain product information records.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
▪ Implement and adhere to Purchasing & Supply Chain Management policy and procedures.
▪ Identify and manage the exceptions residing outside the applied planning methodology effective scope.
▪ Review and verify correctness of the negotiated sourcing parameters applied to the Suggested Orders.
▪ Constantly review the Supply Chain efficiency in relation to our changing demand conditions and recommend amendments to the inventory planning model parameters.
▪ Drive cost effectiveness of the supply chain in collaboration with Branch inventory requirements.
▪ Initiate alternate sourcing activities for underperforming Supply categories based on product availability achievement at Branch level.
▪ Actively participate in sourcing decisions to ensure that the Supply Chain planning parameters are clearly defined and will achieve the company defined inventory results.
▪ Responsible for maximizing inventory availability without negatively affecting Inventory investment objectives as defined by management.
▪ Execute planned activities that would ensure efficient inventory management properly.
▪ Liaison with the Product Management & Procurement team ensuring product life cycle changes are managed to avoid obsolescence and excess inventory provision.
▪ Monitor buyouts and communicate range development requirements to Product Management and Procurement.
▪ Research market changes and future developments affecting the supplier base and its ability to fulfil the business requirements.
▪ Liaise with Branches and Sales department with regard to the identification and effective disposal of excess inventories at acceptable profit margins.

SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT
▪ Manage and maintain Supplier Supply Delivery performance to ensure that the lead time applied in Demand Planning represents the accurate Supplier Reliability to maximize capital investment in inventory.
▪ Actively liaise with poor performing suppliers and implement sensible corrective action ensuring full participation from the respective suppliers.
▪ Assist suppliers in optimizing the supply chain by means of detailed forecasting and ensuring a common understanding is established with suppliers in respect to the company’s expectation and the Supplier’s realist deliverable.
▪ Review and manage the underperforming suppliers avoiding overdue order status affecting the Customer Service level.
▪ Ensure continuous supply from reliable suppliers according to company standards for regional specific requirements.
▪ Conducts the Demand Planning Review and Forecasting with suppliers ensuring future demand and expected supplier performance are managed to maximize product availability.
▪ Ensure supplier service level agreements are maintained as per set objectives.

REPORTING
▪ Compile detailed Reporting on the key Supply Chain Management performance areas and take appropriate action based on the trend analysis.
▪ Monthly Reporting and Trend Analysis.
▪ Product and Supplier purchase volume and sourcing condition analysis and reporting.

COMMUNICATION
▪ Communicate orally and in writing with Branches, Co-Workers, Suppliers and the Divisional Companies.
▪ Proactively communicate supply risks to the branches ensuring supplier delivery performance commitments are monitored until supply situation stabilizes.
▪ Actively communicate internally the status quo identifying supply risk areas and propose appropriate action to mitigate the stock-out risk.
▪ Liaison with the sales team at branch level and communicate additional customer requirements to Product Management & Procurement.

GENERAL
▪ Work within established processes defined by management.
▪ The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent and is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, tasks and skills required to perform this job. The incumbent may be required to perform additional tasks and duties outside of this description, if so required.

EVALUATION:
▪ Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Company policy on evaluation of personnel.

Job requirements: 

Qualifications & Experience:
▪ Grade 12/Matric
▪ Supply Chain Diploma/Certificate or studying towards.
▪ Experience within the Supply Chain
▪ Honesty and Integrity
▪ Ability to work in a team
▪ Attention to detail
▪ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
▪ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
▪ Possess the ability to work productively without supervision
▪ Must have a good understanding of local and overseas supply chain
▪ Ability to work under pressure

Computer literacy, proficiency in MS Office

Reference Number: 

2106

Company: 

Motus

City: 

JHB East Rand

Country: 

ZA

Salary: 

Market Related

Job Type: 

fulltime

Industry: 

Motor Industry