Reeds Africa Job Vacancies 2018 for Demand Planning Manager

Reeds Africa Job Vacancies 2018 for Demand Planning Manager

Our Client, a Manufacturer of Food Products is looking to fill the position of Demand Planning Manager.

Role Objectives

  • Forecasting – Sales, Production and Material requirements
  • Define and implement processes, procedures and supporting systems for logistics management.
  • Manage warehouse operations through maintenance of stock control systems and ensuring inventories are accurate.
  • Develop and implement Purchasing and Contract Management policies.
  • Management of people and processes to ensure performance targets are met, as well as providing regular reports on forecasts, consumption trends and inventory counts.


  • Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, and safety.
  • Direct the movement, storage, and processing of both inbound and outbound inventory.
  • Develop strategic and operating plans to insure that the company has the appropriate resources to support current forecasted business and projected growth
  • Communicate resource plans to gain consensus from Sales, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing that respond to current and expanding markets;
  • Develop Manufacturing/Distribution models to determine and validate business strategies.
  • Have a clear understanding of the company’s vision, objective & policies and how the Distribution function contributes to these.
  • Review and periodically update supply chain policies and SOPs to comply with environmental policies, standards, regulations/laws.
  • Manage transport and distribution costs by selecting transportation routes/means that maximize profit.
  • Ensure timely delivery of company brands to customers and distributors; and keenly monitoring distributors’ inventory/ order cycle.
  • Develop critical raw material costs forecasts and the corresponding budgets.
  • Appraise vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and measurements.
  • Provide System to support the production planning process with accurate, timely information.
  • Ensure efficient use of storage space and mechanical handling equipment while meeting quality, budgetary, safety and environmental objectives.
  • Providing regular and accurate reports and statistics to Management to aid in decision making.
  • Carrying out stock take on a regular basis and reconciling physical stocks with records.
  • Timely processing of export documentation and orders.
  • Dealing with customers and distributors communication; and monitoring the quality of service they are receiving.
  • Identify potential projects to deliver changes and improvements to the supply chain and commission select projects
  • Execute product life-cycle (range) management (e.g. product introduction and phasing out, etc.)
  • Manage vendor relationships (such as third-party logistics).
  • People Management: Providing Leadership, Coaching and development of direct reports.


  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce/Business Administration (Procurement and Supplies Management Option) or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years proven managerial experience in a similar role of Demand and Supply management, preferably in a FMCG set up.
  • Excellent analytical and forecasting skills.
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources).
  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example.
  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills.
  • Experience in LEAN manufacturing environment(s).

How to Apply

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