Demand Planning Specialist

Asfour for Mining and Refractories - Helwan, Cairo

Applicants for
1 open position
Experience Needed:
3 to 5 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
1 open position
About the Job

Report To: Supply Chain Manager

Scope of the Job: MRP & Demand planning throughout the company supply Chain.

  • The Demand Planning position we are looking for will be responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products.
  • The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for their customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, retailer replenishment analysts, and other sources (i.e.: Nielsen or other syndicated consumer data). This position is the talent pool for the Senior Demand Planner, and Demand Planning Manager positions within the Organization.
  • Responsible for the supply and demand cycles through collaboration with Sales and Production throughout the goods value chain.
  • Determining & maintaining the optimum level of the Material for production operations, finished goods stocks, other support service materials in the light of the overall business strategy·
  • Responsible for Inventory control·
  • Responsible for scheduling all issued work orders depend on the availability of the raw material & finish goods, delivery terms, the capacity & the optimum level of production·
  • Responsible for MRP module within the ERP system.
  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning.
  • Determine and develop appropriate analytical frameworks, approaches, and models.
  • Investigate irregularities and variances between forecasted information and actual information.
  • Address supply and demand related challenges using the appropriate problem-solving and investigation method.
  • Frequently read text in both print and non-print media trend, economic, and statistical information, trade magazines, newsletters, purchasing and inventory documentation, agreements and contracts, performance reports, consumer report.
  • Decisions are made in line with the strategy of the organization.
  • Participate in strategic decisions.
  • Make decisions with market, economic, social, and political environments taken in to account
Job Requirements
  • BS in Engineering / Business Administration /Logistics / Supply Chain· Supply chain certification is a plus·
  • Demand planning experience is a must
  • Forecasting and business analysis experience
  • Very good English language·
  • Computer & information literate·
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills·
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks.
  • ERP user is a must
  • Communication skills
About this Company

Asfour Mining and Refractories is one of the leading manufacturers for refractory products and solutions in the MENA region. The company prides itself with a strong sense of ethical commitment to the environment and seeks to continue developing and innovating in this field.... (More)

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