Kenya Wine Agencies Planning Manager Jobs

Kenya Wine Agencies Planning Manager Jobs


Introduction

  • The role holder will be responsible for driving the business to higher levels of planning maturity by leading a Sales & Operations Planning Process and facilitating Business Strategy Deployment to achieve desired customer service levels at an optimum total cost to serve.

  • This also includes building KWAL’s Planning capability whilst cascading planning education throughout the business and managing the Centralized Planning Function.

    Specification

    Strategic Planning: Aligned & Deployed Strategy:

  • Ensure that 3-5-year plans are aligned with Business Strategy and Objectives.

  • Compile 3-5 Year Demand Plans.

  • Compile 3-5 Year End-to-End Supply Plans to deliver the Business Plan.

  • Tactical programs and align bottom up plan with top down targets.

    Demand Planning

  • Manage the demand planning process and focusing on eliminating bias and improving forecast accuracy.

  • Provides input into company wide demand planning processes & continuous improvement initiatives in this area.

  • Coordinate integration of activity plans coming from Supply Chain and Commercial on top of baseline to produce unconstrained demand

  • Responsible for the creation of baseline forecast.

  • Highlight risk and opportunities in sales volume based on statistical analyses, activity evaluations and Commercial Director feedback.

  • Develop and refine the forecasting process, models and tools leading to improved accuracy.

  • Responsible for generating and improving the demand forecasts for the business by using a range of methods, including base forecasting.

  • Complexity Management – regularly review SKU portfolio with extended teams (customer, finance and supply chain) and make appropriate recommendations

  • Coordinate with local Brand Building and Customer Marketing teams on innovation and promotion plans & forecast, respectively

  • Make weekly reviews for operational forecast

  • Ensure updated & agreed volume forecast are submitted for the financial forecasting

  • Highlight risk & opportunities to create the range forecasting

  • Consolidates demand planning activities to create the rolling unconstrained demand plan

    Supply Planning

  • Ensure effective running of Requisition to payments (R-2-P) cycle.

  • Establish and sustain collaborative/ productive relationship with KWAL Suppliers

  • Responsible for Distribution Requirement planning for Full goods

  • Responsible for running stock modelling for Raw-Mat, Dry goods, and Full goods

  • Responsible for the rough-cut capacity plan and ensure that adequate investments are done to secure the required customer service level.

  • Plan production according to the market requirements and maintain a live and valid master production schedule

  • Optimize the production plan by implementation of the production run strategy to ensure high level of customer service

  • Lead SC innovations across the site

  • Construct project networks and lead teams from local and regional teams to ensure perfect implementation of innovations

  • Ensure that site contingency plan is live and maintained

  • Manage Working capital targets of site to agreed management levels

  • Ensure optimal source of supply of all products to all points of distribution considering all supply chain costs, while eliminating Out of Stocks

  • Optimise Working Capital through managing levels of both Raw Materials and Finished Goods

  • Custodian of Model Stocks (DDMRP buffers) and the Manufacturing Replenishment System

  • Short term supply grid balancing in the event of special cause impacts (e.g. line break downs)

    Materials Planning & Supplier Development

  • Run of the MRP (material requirement planning) of dry goods for the site

  • Maintain Master Data integrity in the system

  • Run up/ run down of all materials in times of innovations/promotions to ensure limited business waste and on time availability of new materials (Phase In Phase Out)

  • Maintain lines of communications with suppliers and supply management on the performance of suppliers in liaison
    with Procurement

  • Implement the supply management strategy on suppliers (new suppliers, delisting of suppliers)

  • Optimize the forecast and order process between the factory and the suppliers

  • Management of all Raw materials supply.

  • Management of the supply and inventory holding of all intrinsic, with a well-developed working relationship with all intrinsic suppliers and Distell

  • Ensuring raw material availability for plant call off

    Developed Business Planning Capability:

  • Set a framework to develop staff capability in Demand Driven Adaptive Systems (DDAS), Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP), Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP).

  • Design, review and improve planning processes and systems. Cascading this capability to relevant stakeholders throughout the business.

  • Effective 5 Step S&OP Processes: Product Review; Demand Review; Supply Review; Reconciliation + Gap-closing and Management Business Review processes in place.

  • Effective Operational Planning & Control Process: Master Supply Planning & Scheduling; Material Requirements Planning; Capacity Planning; Manufacturing Planning; Procurement Planning; Master Data maintenance.

    Financial Management and Efficient Operations

  • Achieve KWAL Growth, Margin and Cash Flow Objectives

  • Enable Business growth and Margin Enhancement through operational Excellence

  • Achieve or beat KWAL Supply chain Cost per litre budgets

  • Optimize KWAL cash conversion cycle

  • Manage and report all the KPI’s selected for category team scorecards (Forecast accuracy Lag 1, Lag 2 and Lag 3, 13-week plan stability, volume, OTIF, OOS levels, etc.

    Sustained Business Planning Processes through Knowledge Management:

  • Develop Policies; Procedures; Activity Diagrams, Process Flows, Role Clarification (RACI) and Work Instructions for planning processes.

    Effective use of ERP Planning Modules and DDMRP Tools:

  • Implementation, coaching and sustaining of systems

    Effective Leadership & Departmental Management

  • Instil a culture of Professionalism and Continuous improvement for the planning function at KWAL by developing people, performance manage, ongoing coaching and establishing good employee relations.

  • Drive KWAL operating margin improvement through effective teamwork and innovation

    Judgement and decision making

  • Accountable to deliver an optimal Demand & Supply Plan over a 18 -24 month view to deliver to the business top down strategy, objectives & targets.

  • Deliver a 13-week operational plan to deliver to the required Customer Service Levels at Optimal Cost and make changes on a daily basis to adjust the plan as reality unfolds.

  • Decisions / changes will be made across the end-to-end Supply Chain for both Operational (13 weeks) and Tactical (18 months) Plans.

  • Decisions / changes will impact all Plants, Distribution, Sales & Customers, Business Profitability and Suppliers.

    Requirements

  • B. Com degree in Logistics or B Eng. Degree with statistical background

  • 7 – 10 years’ experience in a planning environment; 3-5 years in a Supply Chain FMCG Environment at Management Level

  • Advanced Excel knowledge with proficiency

  • Analyst (Business/Stock) – 2-3 years; 2 years planner – demand and supply; 2 years project manager

  • Advanced Excel knowledge; Syspro, SAP, Sage; Sales forecasting, Supply Planning and Stock Management

  • Analytical skills; strong numerical aptitude, strategic thinking, good communication and networking skills, people management skills and project management skills

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Wine Agencies Planning Manager Jobs


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