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Demand Manager HND / BA / BSc Job

2023-11-20 11:58   Administrative / Management   Lagos   28 views
Job Details

Location: Head Office, Lagos

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

Create and maintain the appropriate master data in APO for Demand planning.

Follow up with Customer services and Deployment Planner to maintain system hygiene and health to ensure that demand signals are not polluted.

Use historical sales trend to generate baseline statistical forecasts

Responsible for the sales forecasting by working closely with other sales & marketing people in the demand planning phase of each months Business planning cycle.

Establishes and maintains forecast analysis and reports for business decision making.

Work with other colleagues in Commercial and Supply to achieve the business forecast accuracy Target for stable and unstable SKUs

Co-ordinate the Monthly Forecast Consensus Meeting and follow up with team members on the actions that were agreed during the meeting.

Load the agreed forecast volumes into APO before 5pm on the 1st Friday of every new month

Makes decisions regarding abnormal demand, working closely with the supply manager on product availability issues.

Proactively identify demand forecast risks and develop effective mitigation plans in collaboration with the commercial team.

Participate actively in the NPD stage and gate process to ensure that EPDs are properly phased out before the launch of NPDs to reduce the risk of obsolesce.

Collaborate with Marketing and Sales by providing and receiving input on a regular basis regarding product launches, portfolio optimization, rationale of commercial decisions, promotions, customer behavior and other sales drivers.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Minimum of University Degree or equivalent in Finance or Business.

3 to 5 years Planning experience in an FMCG environment. Demand planning experience will be an advantage.

Two years relevant operational experience in at least one of the following areas - Sales, Customer Service, Supply Planning, Marketing, Finance (Business Planning / Dynamic Forecasting)

Expert Level proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel

Relevant certification is an additional advantage

Meticulous and analytical approach to data

Good interpersonal, facilitation and Communication Skills

Be innovative and proactive.

Be assertive, courageous, and persistent.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Company Description
PZ Cussons is a dynamic consumer products group and innovator of some of the world's best known and loved brands. Calling on over 130 years of expertise, we operate internationally in carefully selected developed and emerging markets that present the greatest strategic potential for future growth. Our world-class supply chain and distribution networks enable us to meet our global consumer needs and deliver quality brands that add value and enhance everyday lives