Demand Planner

Company Details

Nestle Nigeria Plc - As the Leading Nutrition Health and Wellness Company, we are committed to enhancing People's lives, everywhere, every day. In fact, enhancing lives will influence everything we do together. A presence in more than 130 countries and factories in more than 80 research centres brings many global benefits.  We are employing to fill the job post below:

Employment Title: Demand Planner

Area: Lagos, Nigeria
Position Type: Full-Time

Position Summary

  • Joining Nestlé means you are joining the largest Food and Beverage company in the world. At our very core, we are a human company driven by our purpose to improve the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
  • Nestlé Nigeria is currently looking for a Demand Planner to develop, maintain and improve a demand plan for a portfolio of products and customers; ensuring the alignment of this demand plan with internal and external partners through the Monthly Business Planning (MBP) and collaborative planning processes.
  • The individual would assist in identifying and managing exceptions; as well as monitor performance in order to continually improve the quality and reliability of the demand plan and the organization’s ability to sense and respond to changing circumstances.

A day in the life of:

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to manage portfolio lifecycle, such as new product launches, packaging changes, phase-in/phase-out, and product discontinuation; ensuring that demand is appropriately forecasted and maintained in all circumstances.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to drive effective MBP processes in order to reach a consensual demand plan which becomes a primary input to the Dynamic Forecast.
  • Collecting information and assumptions about events and activities in relation to promotions, product launches and customer/distribution changes that form important parts of demand planning.
  • Generating and maintaining statistical forecasts in SAS Forecast Studio (supported by the Demand Analyst); finalizing the total volume forecast by combining incremental and impactors.

Requirements
Minimum Educational Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

Minimum Relevant Work Experience:

  • 2 – 4 years of relevant experience in the Supply Chain function within an FMCG company.

What will make you successful:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Statistics, Engineering or other related courses.
  • 2 – 4 years of relevant experience in the Supply Chain function within an FMCG or similar company.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams (including Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Production and Finance) is an added advantage.
  • Experience managing and relating with multiple levels of employees including mid-level to senior management categories.
  • Familiarity with Monthly Business Planning processes and tools.
  • A data-driven individual with strong analytical and numeracy skills; able to effectively create and interpret applicable simulations.
  • Proficiency in the use of SAP (including APO DP), Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and PowerBI.
  • Knowledge of the use of SAS Forecast Studio is an added advantage.
  • Great communications skills (Oral and Written).
  • A forward-thinking individual with a great degree of proactiveness and innovation.
  • High level of assertiveness and tenacity (can-do spirit).
Application Closing Date

18th September 2020.

How to Apply

The interested and qualified applicants should Click Apply for Job now:

To apply for this job please visit jobdetails.nestle.com.

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