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Groceries Demand Planner/Supply Chain Analyst – Kenilworth

Closing Date 2021/11/23
Reference Number PNP211109-4
Job Title Groceries Demand Planner/Supply Chain Analyst – Kenilworth
Job Type Classification Permanent
Division / Region Planning
Department Demand Planning
Location – Town / City Kenilworth Office Park
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Country South Africa
Job Advert Summary We are a dynamic, young group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds who have a passion for retail, numbers and complex problem solving. We thrive under pressure in an ever-changing environment where quick decisions need to be made using multiple sources of data available to us. We work collaboratively within our teams and with our Stakeholders to ensure successful execution of business strategies and ensuring our Customer gets the best experience in our stores. We are continuously striving to do better and find smarter ways of doing things and rely on all team members to give their input – there are no spectators in this team. We are an operational environment who are hands-on, time sensitive and extremely detail orientated. We are on a journey to be the best and welcome anyone to apply should these qualities resonate with you.
Minimum Requirements BCOM Logistics / Degree in Quantitative Analytics / Operational Research / Industrial Engineering / Applied Mathematics 2 years Logistics or relevant Planning experience- preferred Mathematics in Matric Strong Analytical Skills Advanced Excel SAP experience – advantageous
Duties & Responsibilities As a Supply Chain Planner you will be responsible for the delivery of accurate stock quantities timeously at site / article levels while balancing and achieving the KPIs within your assigned categories i.e. Sales Targets, Availability, Waste & RTC, Working Capital and Cost of Distribution. Your role will include the integration with key stakeholders and execution of defined processes with regard to planning, operations & analytics. It is required of you to adopt a continuous improvement mentality for the enhancement of systems, processes & planning tools to keep these relevant, in a continuously changing environment. • Management of stock flow throughout the entire value chain of Pick n Pay for a specific category • Analyse historical sales trends to forecast for normal replenishment and different types of promotions to calculate required inbound volumes per distribution centre (DC) • Monitor and adjust order forecasts into DC on the inbound rosters to improve accuracy and include promotional volumes • Use a Just-in-Time approach to determine when stock needs to be ordered into the DCs • Forecast and align master data for new store openings and newly centralised vendors • Update roster master data to improve order forecasts • Calculate a feasible order to accommodate deals and price increases • Prevent out of stocks by tracking vendor strike rates and sales trends • Daily calculations of promotional requirements and allocations to stores • Create allocations to stores for promotional stock as per agreed rules • Manage short dated, obsolete, and dormant stock • Weekly meetings with Commercial team to align internal master data on new/relisted articles • Vendor collaboration process (including but not limited to): 1. Share order forecast volumes 2. Align master data to resolve order errors 3. Work towards vendor strike rate improvement • Strive towards reaching KPI targets (including but not limited to): 1. Manage working capital at DC and store level 2. In-store availability 3. Sales growth targets in alignment with Commercial • Communicate risks/anomalies to relevant stakeholders • Actively work towards optimising/automating daily functions and processes
Competencies Analytical thinking Planning and organisational skills Time management Systems centric/holistic approach Driven to complete tasks by due dates Ability to prioritise tasks/emails under pressure/time constraints Flexible/adaptable- quick to change Accountable – take ownership of area
Additional Information Required to work weekend shifts as scheduled or ad hoc as required. Long hours if needed for operational requirements. This is not an 8-5 job, this is a retail career opportunity. • Competency based interview to assess above requirements • Short-listed applicants may be subjected to relevant assessments

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