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Job Description: Demand Operation Lead

Job Title

Demand Operation Lead



Profession (Marketing, Finance, Etc.)

Supply Chain

Work Level


Location (City, Country):

South Africa

Main Job Purpose

(A concise statement setting out the main purpose and objectives of the job.)

The main objective of this role is end to end accountability of planning

Promo input with CG > TTS R.O.I. > AI Forecasting tool > Shaping of forecast > Execution of forecast

Key Accountabilities

(Please describe the responsibilities and end results that would be expected.)

Forecast shape for long term

  • Create the shape of a FY FC based on sales out trends, MACRO influences, promotional grid and innovations.
  • Use AI forecasting tools to create baselines & promo FC to be shaped
  • Build relationships with key steak holders to garner inputs

Forecast Execution For Short Term

  • Lock a quarter view and deliver in terms of value & volume
  • Increase foecast accuracy & bias in the short term
  • Create solutions to TO gaps

Promotional Management

  • Co-create a promo FC through delivering through others (CG team / L2 planners)
  • Understand ROI on promotions and levers to pull to improve business health

Key Additional/adhoc Responsibilities

  • Standard reports: EVAs, Sales out
  • Understand Anaplan & Kinaxis – cleaning demand books, creating scenarios
  • Innovation planning
  • Demand/Supply reviews
  • Masterdata activities

Professional Skills & Standards Of Leadership

(The minimum requirement from the job skills profile should be described, including degrees/qualifications preferred.)


  • Future fit planning skills is an advantage (Curiosity and Agility; Impact through technology)
  • A good understanding of, and the use of EXCEL is essential
  • Planning and functional business process knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence stakeholders to achieve results

Experience Required

(Please detail essential and desirable experience, including no. of years.)


  • 1-3 Years exposure to broad based Supply Chain management.
  • Understand S&OP process & cadence
  • Experience in managing external parties.
  • Experience working and interacting with all levels in a business.


  • FMCG experience


(Please make it clear if the job will require travel within the country or abroad and give an idea of how often the candidate will need to be away from home.)

Candidate must be willing to travel locally to other factories in an infrequent basis


(Please list any internal and external contacts arising from the job.)


  • Factory management and operational teams
  • NAM teams
  • L2 Planning team
  • Procurement Teams
  • Marketing teams

What You Get: Challenges of the job & experience to be gained.

  • Opportunity to work with and optimizing the systems in order to delivery improved planning results. (Experience with AI forecasting tools)
  • Business Acumen and understanding levers to pull to better the topline of a business
  • Team working with different functions.
  • Clear vision of the supply chain processes.

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