Aspen Jobs – Senior Demand Planner

Website Aspen Pharma

Job Description:

The purpose of this role is to perform forecasting and demand planning. Act as a focal point to improve forecast accuracy. Assist in leveraging improvements in supply chain efficiency through demand driven inventory optimization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Update Purchase orders for GSK and generate ASN numbers.
  • Monitor forecast trends & errors. Analyse forecast accuracy and bias performance through tracking sales actual and unpacking market insights and various demand drivers
  • Review resulting statistical forecast model
  • Execute statistical modelling
  • Provide input to supply points in developing inventory strata
  • Support demand planning lead with process and system streamlining and improvement plans
  • Provide front end feedback to the supply sites on latest demand movements, coordinate discussions on the opportunities and risks regarding demand and supply
  • Analyse historical demand and remove anomalies (including outliers) from the norm using historical information
  • Drive SKU segmentation in day to day planning activities
  • Present the forecast accuracy at the Forecast review meeting, agreed on root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Process purchase orders and obtain approvals for Clones
  • Liaise with GSK/Other 3rd parties QA on post importation testing (where applicable)
  • Monitoring actual sales to drive continuous improvements in consensus forecasting with marketing and sales

Job Requirements:

  • Deep working knowledge of ERP systems
  • Ability to apply demand planning principles in the existing system landscape and provide opportunities on enhancement
  • Computer skills on MS Office
  • Being able to coach and transfer knowledge to pipeline talents
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) and articulate risks with an understanding of overall impact/sensitivity to rest of the business
  • Ability to operationalize and adopt planning best practices in day to day planning
  • A solid understanding of S&OP, demand, and supply planning
  • Ability to think strategically and innovatively around total rewards
  • Data scientist experience is a plus

Qualification & Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in Demand Planning including replenishment forecasting
  • Relevant University qualification in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Engineering
  • Previous exposure on working with statistical forecast is a plus
  • Matric
  • Strong knowledge of exports/imports is essential
  • Exposure to supply chain and S&OP is a must
  • Experience in the FMCG/Pharmaceutical industries is essential
  • Previous experience in data science is a plus

Job Details:

Company: Aspen Pharma

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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