Demand Planner Jobs

  • Full Time
  • Midrand, South Africa

Govnet Recruits

Minimum Requirements…


  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • BCom Accounting, Quantitative Management, Logistics and Supply Chain or Inventory Management qualification
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Planning


  • SAP experience or certification and Advance Excel.
  • Previous experience in Inventory Planning and Procurement, Business Analysis and Customer Service and Experience in Pharmaceutical or FMCG.

Job Specification…

  • Analyse future planning and projections for all global sourcing requirements for both Dis-Chem stores and Distribution Centre’s (DC’s).
  • Ensure the effective utilisation of forecasting methods and software tools to deliver and monitor forecast accuracy.
  • Establish and maintain consolidated reports.
  • Analyse and maintain long range sales forecasts on a weekly basis to ensure recommended order quantities are based on reasonably accurate sales forecasts.
  • Conduct daily and weekly analysis and monitoring of all POS activity to develop the right forecast and delivery strategy.
  • Analyse Dis-Chem stores and DC’s flows to predict potential out of stocks and determine the best actions to address.
  • Monitor and understand demand plan accuracy with the aim of minimising inaccuracies and the impact thereof.
  • Analyse reports daily to identify issues that impact in-stock and or inventory at both store level and DC’s, to optimise availability and maximise inventory efficiency.
  • Review orders and ensure they are within DSC guidelines.
  • Review recommended replenishment purchase orders on a weekly basis, and place orders as required to maintain adequate levels of inventory across the supply chain network.
  • Review orders and ensure they are within OTB guidelines.
  • Forecast import DC stock split, to be used in the planning of required stock allocation or delivery for the first month and preceding months.
  • Analyse past and current business trends and provide recommendations and improve opportunities; gain alignment on recommendations and implement findings.
  • Display anomalies and assist in relevant changes advised by buyers to rework necessary calculations.
  • Running relevant reports for the importance of providing buyers with necessary information for sales and stock at a particular point in time.
  • Assist with compiling monthly reports and monthly summaries.
  • Establish and maintain monthly status reports and present to the relevant buyer’s and category manager.
  • Prepare and update monthly summary of Pharma purchases, to be presented at monthly planning meetings.
  • Establish and maintain a relationship among planners, sales, marketing and finance, for effective knowledge sharing and optimal forecasting.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams/departments to incorporate the on-boarding of new products, retirement of old products, customer-specific inventory requirements and regulatory changes into the demand planning process and recommendations.
  • Support the Replenishment team on new store setups, inventory analysis and case fill rate.
  • Support collaboratively with internal Supply Planning Team on future inventory needs.




  • Highest level of data analysis skills, aptitude for technology and excellent problem solving and initiative skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Time management, self-motivated, results focused and deadline driven.
  • Deadline driven.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in statistics, forecasting with understanding of financial and operational impacts, and mathematical reasoning.
  • English – Read, write and speak well.
  • Understanding of basic financial principles.
  • Trustworthy, Honest, Enthusiastic and Behave with Integrity.


Special conditions of employment:

  • South African citizen
  • MIE, clear criminal and credit


Remuneration and benefits:

  • Market related salary
  • Medical aid
  • Provident fund
  • Staff account

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