Demand Planner – Pharmaceutical

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A Multinational pharmaceutical company has a vacancy for a Demand Planner  with experience in the medical industry.

Job Purpose:
Management of activities to balance the demand and supply of finished products, in order to maintain adequate inventory levels within agreed parameters to ensure continuity of supplyMajor Accountabilities:
• Ensure current and accurate information is used for forecasts.
• Ensure forecast is loaded on time and in line with forecast agreed with Product Managers.
• Analysis forecast, including checks are aligned to history and trends, and represents the business requirements
• Timely Month-end analysis and reports to management / global
• Controlling, measuring and reporting on supplier performance as an input into the supplier evaluation process.
• Support closing of Month end activities
• Support supply launch management process to ensure new products are launched on time
• Continuous monitoring of inventory cover to ensure risks are highlighted and escalated on time and mitigation implemented to avoid stock outs
• Monthly planning / procurement carried out diligently.
• Provide training, support and business expertise relating to Master Data , Purchasing and Demand Planning / Forecasting modules of SAP and Kinaxis (systems super user)
• Minimizing write off costs by effective inventory management
• Providing inputs into the Sales and Operations planning process
• Third Party Demand & Supply planning & submission of Latest outlook on monthly basis (BD&L process)
• Ensuring Pre-notes are done timeously to DSV on all shipments within your portfolio
• Interaction with sites according to portfolio and regular meetings
• Support other Demand Planners with weekly DOC file
• Managing the inbound logistics (Freight forwarders DSV)
• NFCM reports on monthly basis
• Managing relevant SOP’s within SCM
• Managing ad hoc projects (Local / Global)
• Backfill of interface monitoring for sales distribution process

Key Performance Indicators:
• Forecast Accuracy (Planning in APO)
• Inventory Projection accuracy (BI, Rapid response)
• Write offs
• Stock recon analysis
• Stock outs
• System accuracy

Education: Relevant tertiary qualification

Languages: Very good command of English (spoken & written)

Experience: Minimum of 4 year experience in a manufacturing or supply chain environment with demand/supply planning experience


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