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Job Title Planning Manager
Location Dubai
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Job Description

Planning Manager – Demand & Supply

Our Client:

A leading FMCG organization is looking for a Planning Manager to join its cutting-edge supply chain team at an exciting juncture in their growth and development.

Your Role:

Planning Manager plays a business partner role set to manage the demand and supply planning cycle enabling the company to meet its sales and service objectives. Success in this position requires proven business results in demand planning with experience in Integrated Business Management (IBM) and inventory management processes. Incumbent should have a strong cross-functional collaboration and analytical skills with the ability to deliver results in a matrix organization. Your Key responsibilities would include:

  • Support strategic Supply chain plans through execution and implementation: conducting analysis where required for assessing longer term capital and capacity needs.
  • Responsible to evaluate material and production constraints, storage, write offs implications & supply issues in order to provide contingency plans for best utilization of resources aiming at optimizing it.
  • Track and monitor all inventories of Finished goods, packaging material and ingredients throughout co-packing or manufacturing plants where required
  • Lead demand planning process improvement part IBM cycle, influence change for better integrated processes. Analyze cause and effect and recommend corrective action
  • Manage the Demand Planning process aiming at developing demand forecasts at the customer, SKU levels
  • Training and coaching planners on demand analysis-capturing baseline growth through statistical models, developing critical eye and business intelligence, diligence to challenge sales/marketing growth assumptions put during building block sessions.
  • Coordinate the statistical forecasting between Sales analyst and demand planners, ensuring accurate trend projection. Balance a complex set of variables to reduce the overall forecast error.

  • Ensure customers and plants are aligned with SLA, handle clarification proactively-report any ambiguity to Planning manager.
  • Support in New Product Development & launch process; liaise concurrently with all stakeholders to ensure timely product supply, including system integration and optimal packaging design where required.
  • Provides input to the organization and co-packers in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products and product phase-outs (rationalization)

This role would report into Supply Chain Manager and would involve taking care of Middle East, North Africa & Turkey.

Location: UAE

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Supply Chain or similar field
  • 8 to 12 years’ experience in a similar field- Food industry, multinational company, handling a supervisory role
  • Knowledge about ERP planning- SAP APO is highly desired
  • Supply Chain or S&OP training and certifications (e.g. APICS, etc.) are a plus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Presentation skills, ability to communicate effectively within greater environment by building strong relationship with suppliers and distributors
  • Strong process/system background and proven capability to rapidly understand, use and drive improvements in new and emerging processes/systems

Managing Expectations:

At Mindfield we are driven by mutually agreed KPIs and service levels. Exceptional results can only be delivered when we understand both our key stakeholders clients and candidates. Keeping this in mind we would request that when applying for a role do take cognizance of the “must haves” to avoid disappointment. Sometimes positions take time to close and there could be delay in us responding to you but as a thumb rule if you do not hear from us in 7-8 working days post applying for the role then the resume has not been shortlisted and would be kept on the database for other roles. Look forward to a long term relationship…Mindfield…making a difference

Country United Arab Emirates