Demand Planning Manager at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc

Demand Planning Manager at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc

Job Title: Demand Planning Manager

Job Requisition ID: JR000705
Location: Lagos
Job type: Full time
Level:: Grade 6
Department: Sales/Commercial
Responsible to: Head of Demand Planning
Responsible for: None

Department Strategic Objectives

  • Lead in the delivery of overall Demand planning process for the business.

Job Purpose

  • Consolidate forecasting process to facilitate better planning for overall business performance


  • A key contributor to the success of the PZ Cussons commercial strategic plan with an effective and flexible field sales force; demonstrating industry leadership in both volume driving & brand building activity.

Key Accountabilities

  • Co-ordinate the demand management process and be the custodian of the overall Demand plans and TM1 system
  • Manage Demand planning phase of monthly/annual “Integrated Business Planning process”, liaise with all parties to ensure a consensus forecast.
  • Identify and advise promptly abnormal demands situations, forecast accuracies and how to address any identified issues.
  • Work closely with the supply and distribution teams to ensure products availability in the right quantity at depots/location/customers in line with the consensus Demand or activity plans.
  • Identify Risks and Opportunities and communicate appropriately, coordinate products phase-in and phase-out plans
  • Provide background information for Budget and PFs build-up

Measurement/Performance Indicators:

  • Target vs. Actual performance (KPIs)
  • Quality and timeliness of information and reporting

Internal & External Relationships:

  • Head of Channel Marketing
  • Marketing/Sales/Channel/Supply Chain/Finance/NPD/HR team
  • PZ Marketing & Sales network

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Needed

  • First Degree in any discipline
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Experiences: (What experience brings success to this role):

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in marketing or sales, and over this period has successfully delivered on KPIs,
  • Has Field Sales management experience

Knowledge: (What does the person need to know):

  • Good knowledge of business objectives and priorities.
  • Knowledge of Commercial Planning process
  • Good analytical, evaluation, problem solving, planning, organizing and interpersonal skills
  • PZ Cussons Leadership competencies

Functional or Technical / Business Skills: (What can the holder do):

  • Commercial Acumen – Proven Strength
  • Customer Management – Developed
  • Negotiation Skills – Developed
  • In Market Execution – Developed
  • Selling Skills – Proven Strength
  • Sales Drivers – Proven Strength
  • Channel Strategy-Developed
  • Presentation & Communication Proven Strength

PZ Cussons Leadership Competencies required:
Required Behavioural Competences:

  • Act Authentically by being  open, welcoming and genuine
  • Build Capability by pushing for opportunities to learn and grow towards achieving organisational objectives
  • Challenge Convention – be courageous to challenge in the right way for the right reasons
  • Deliver Fast and Smart by planning and organising activities to achieve defined goals
  • Establish Connections internally and externally to better serve our customers and other stakeholders
  • Focus to Win by demonstrating drive and resilience to achieving agreed objectives.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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