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Careers Data Analyst/Demand Planner

Data Analyst/Demand Planner

Dept: Procurement

Location: Maitland

20 May 2022


We are looking for an energetic and experienced data analyst / demand planner to join a vibrant, passionate procurement team. The successful candidate will oversee demand planning and forecasting for packaging and raw materials whilst ensuring availability of all components to fulfil planned production requirements.


Key Responsibilities:

·        Planning inventory flow, gathering and analysing statistical and qualitative data to generate forecasts for the procurement team.

·        Developing demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for different time frames and ensuring that supply disruptions are minimised and identified well in advance.

·        Participating in S&OP meetings.

·        Maintaining and updating replenishment master data.

·        Minimising stock holding in line with company KPI’s and driving down dead stock.

·        Implementing collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment principles.

·        Implementing JIT, Lean & Six Sigma principles with suppliers.

·        Measuring and improving forecast accuracy and optimising planning efficiencies.

·        Building and maintaining constant relationships with sales, marketing, NPD, production, finance, and procurement to understand demand forecasting drivers.

·        Providing input across the organization, when developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs, whilst reducing the cost of write offs.

·        Sending daily/weekly/ Monthly KPI reports.

·        Providing feedback on material availability.

·        Preventing stock outs and new overstocks.

·        Conducting and tracking root cause analysis and taking action to prevent repeat causes.

·        Sending operational risk notes to relevant stakeholders.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

·        Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office) and Excel skills – Advanced level essential.

·        Planning, scheduling and forecasting.

·        MRP Systems (experience on Syspro is advantageous)

·        Analysis and problem-solving skills such as the ability to question, accurately identify a need and present an effective solution.

·        Power BI / Tableau experience is advantageous.

·        Presentation skills.

Required Prior Learning/ Experience:

·        Degree in Supply Chain/ Logistics/ Operations or Engineering required

·        2-3 years’ experience within a similar role

·        Handling and maintaining large data sets.

Personal Characteristics:

·        Strong written & verbal communication.

·        Attention to detail.

·        Ability to translate numbers and data into reliable & visual insights.

·        Ability to follow and understand big picture economic trends.

·        Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.

If you have not received a response within two weeks of the closing date for applications, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

To consider any application for employment, we will have to process your personal information. The Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA), provides that when one processes another’s personal information, such collection, retention, dissemination and use of that person’s personal information must be done in a lawful and transparent manner.

To give effect to the above, we are required to provide you with information regarding the processing of your personal information. This information is recorded under the HR Processing Notice, which can be accessed and viewed on the Company website at Printed copies of this Processing Notice can also be accessed from the HR department. We kindly request that you read the HR Processing Notice to ensure that you understand how Libstar uses and processes your personal information.

HR Contact:Mary-Rose Wrigley


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