Recrutement à la multinationale NESTLE

Location: Cameroon
Company: Nestlé
Position Type: Full-time
Minimum Educational qualification: Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum Relevant work experience: Minimum of two or more years’ experience in similar position

Position Summary  

Joining Nestlé means you are joining the largest Food and Beverage company in the world. At our very core, we are a human company driven by our purpose to improve the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.  

Nestlé Cameroon is currently looking for a Demand Planner - Tropical Cluster to develop, maintain and improve a Demand Plan representing the most realistic estimate of customer demand for a portfolio of categories (Culinary, Soluble Coffee, Beverages, Dairy, Nutrition and Nestlé Professional depending on the allocation set up by line Manager). Ensure the alignment of this Demand Plan with internal partners through the Monthly Business Planning and Collaborative Planning processes. Identify and manage exceptions and monitor performance to continually improve the quality and reliability of the Demand Plan and the Company’s ability to sense and respond to changing circumstances.

Main Responsibilities.  

Maintain Data and Systems

  • Create and maintain the appropriate master data in the planning systems in use, minimizing errors, and avoiding duplication and obsolescence.
  • Maintain system hygiene and health to ensure demand signals are not polluted, in close collaboration with CSFC, COC, EXPORT Service, Sales & Finance.

Collect Information and Assumptions

  • Ensure commitment from all functions, build, and maintain good communication and collaboration both within Supply Chain and with Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Finance, according to the Monthly Business Planning (MBP) best practices and actively Lead the OPDSR process.
  • Capture, prioritize, analyze, and input Marketing and Sales events and assumptions
  • Collect customer, consumer & competitor information; other external / internal trends and influences which impact demand
  • Contribute actively to and support the effective operation of associated processes including Customer Planning and Managing (CP&M), Integrated Commercial Planning (ICP), Brand and Portfolio Management (BPM) and the Dynamic Forecast framework (DF).

Manage Portfolio and Lifecycle

  • Effectively use all Demand Planning system functionality to enable an exception-based management approach, incorporating the "Animal Farm" methodology.
  • Maintain the systems to reflect the product life cycle (predecessors, successors, temporary promotional variants…).
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Sales by providing input on a regular basis and/or through NPDI processes regarding product launches, portfolio optimization, rationale of commercial decisions, promotions, and customer behavior.
  • Together with Supply Planner, regularly review and alert business partners on potential write-off risks of SKUs in terms of excessive stock or breaching freshness requirements

Develop and Maintain the Forecast

  • Statistical forecasting is considered as a normal practice. Statistical forecast should be used as primary input to partial or complete final forecast
  • Use appropriate statistical models and parameters and enrich statistical forecasts to generate accurate base demand forecasts.
  • Generate and maintain a demand plan for a given portfolio of products, locations and/or customers, at the levels (product hierarchy and time) at which business decisions are taken.
  • Focus on and deliver a stable demand plan, but considering appropriately recent events and assumptions, along with achievement of Demand Plan Accuracy (DPA), controlled variability of accuracy and no systematic bias.
  • Ensure that business planning is operated at the correct level of aggregation (product hierarchy and time).

Reach Consensus through Alignment

  • Actively participate, and lead (in key activities as per MBP best practice) cross functional planning activities such as MBP and the Dynamic Planning Framework (DPF) according to Best Practice.
  • Contribute to Customer Facing activities such as Collaborative Planning, Promotional Forecasting, ad hoc joint Supply Chain improvement projects as appropriate.
  • Contribute to and provide input to commercial planning processes and systems such as CP&M, for everyday sales volume estimate/forecast. In advanced markets, supported by SAS causal modeling, provide promotion/event related volume estimates/forecast

Track and Manage Demand

  • Actively follow-up actual sales to customers and sell-out (POS) data to identify exceptional or unforecasted activities.
  • Drive fast, appropriate actions to minimize the impact of deviations from the Demand Plan. Communicate these actions to stakeholders.

Measure and Track Performance

  • Consistently improve Demand Plan Accuracy (DPA accuracy level and variability) and drive out systematic forecast bias through detailed analyses of past performance. Track errors using DP Reason Codes and maintain an efficient Learning Log.
  • Implement improvements to Demand and Supply Planning processes and tools to deliver tangible benefits (e.g., time savings, increased efficiencies).

What Makes You Successful?

  • Two or more years of relevant operational experience at market / business level, in at least one of the following areas:
  • Supply Planning
  • Finance: Business Planning / Dynamic Forecasting
  • Supply Chain Development
  • Sales, Key Account Management
  • Category Channel Sales Development

How do I apply? 

Click here to apply online

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

The closing date for application is 21st April, 2023.

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