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16 Jan 2018

Demand Planner post at Shoprite

Shoprite – Posted by Your Jobs Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

A demand planner post at Shoprite is available, this post is located in Cape Town.Interested candidates who do not reside in Western Cape must be willing to travel for interviews if you are shortlisted. Only online applications are accepted, applications must be sent through the Shoprite Be More website ( you will find the application link below the job advert).

Demand planner post at Shoprite available.

Purpose of this job
To manage, maintain and ensure accurate customer demand forecasts through incorporating current and accurate market information to predict customer demands and provide the supply chain with the appropriate information.
Degree in Logistics/Commerce/BEng
2-3 Years Experience in Demand Planning
SAP Knowledge
Statistical Modelling
Demand forecasting tools and planning
Supply chain principles and practices
Computer literacy – MS Office, especially Excel

Company history
The Shoprite Group of Companies (JSE: SHP), is Africa’s largest food retailer. It operates 2689 outlets in 15 countries across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. The company’s headquarters are in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Shoprite Holdings Ltd is a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with secondary listings on both the Namibian and Zambian Stock Exchanges
The Shoprite Group of companies started in 1979. In 1990 Shoprite opened in Namibia. In 1991, it acquired the national Checkers chain. In 1995 the first store in Lusaka, Zambia was opened. That same year the company acquired distributor Sentra, allowing the company to expand into franchising.

Key responsibilities
Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation as part of a demand planning function
Create statistical forecasts:
Gather, analyse and validate data
Execute statistical modelling software
Review resulting statistical forecast model
Apply error analysis techniques to improve forecasting
Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts
3.Use and maintain Demand Planning software as primary forecasting system tool.
4.Maintain demand planning system and software
– Enter and modify data and ensure the correctness of product hierarchy
– Monitor trends in forecast error
– Identify relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence


Review historical sales trends and research demand drivers
Prepare forecast data based on sales analysis, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
Review sales plans and budgets:
Present, solicit and assess feedback on the various forecasts from sales, and finance
Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts
Review promotional plans with sales
Interact with buying, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions


Provide input to Sales Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with buying department
Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with buying, marketing and finance:
Prepare relevant material to facilitate research and discussion
Provide input to volume planning (Latest Estimates/annual process)
Facilitate and manage demand planning/customer meetings
Achieve consensus with finance and supply chain

Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach to working with Sales, Marketing, and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used to report on for demand forecasts.
Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning process

Relating and Networking
Applying Expertise and Technology
Formulating Strategies and Concepts
Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking

Working with People
Presenting and communicating information
Writing and reporting
Planning and organizing
Coping with Pressures and Setbacks

Shoprite endeavors to provide feedback to all candidates whenever possible. However, if you do not hear from one of our Recruiters within 30 days, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Closing date 

31 January 2013

How to Apply

Click here to apply 

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