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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare. As one of the few healthcare companies researching both medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organization’s three priority diseases – HIV/AIDS, tube...
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    Demand Manager and S&OP Lead

    In this role you will…

    • Lead the SA Demand Forecasting and S&OP processes across a 24-month horizon in line with Regional Standards. The output is to provide an accurate volume and value demand plan, based on Statistical base demand
    • Assist in building and leading the demand forecast in coordination with Commercial; challenge their inputs based on historical trends and underlying assumptions at a total and customer level
    • Work with Sales & Marketing teams regarding promotional calendar and new product launch pipeline to ensure that commercial plans are fully integrated into the forecasts
    • Align the short-term and medium forecasts based on inputs from Sales and Marketing teams regarding the customer/distributor activation of key commercial initiatives
    • Identify root causes of forecast accuracy issues and correct as required. Also manage and coordinate relevant Supply Chain KPIs that impact the Commercial organization.
    • Investigate and hold accountable account, promotion, SKU performance monthly and manage with stakeholders
    • Liaise with central supply chain and commercial category organizations concerning NPI forecasts to ensure full alignment with CMOs, and GSK sites through participation in the extended PMR Innovation process. Any NPI risks are flagged and managed through the PMR process.
    • Work effectively with the central teams in Supply Planning, External Supply, Procurement, Finance, IT, QA to ensure aligned S&OP discussions and decision-making
    • Collecting and capturing of data in the different forecast tools for analysis, as well as deliver new forecasting tools (as the business evolves into SAP, using PowerBI, Sales analysis tools, etc.)
    • Ensure data integrity in all forecasting and S&Op files & systems, as well as full alignment with the Finance teams regarding both the forecasting and S&OP outputs
    • Manage Forecast queries & requests
    • Manage all direct reports to ensure that business-deliverables are met to the required standards

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Experience in Supply Chain operations in an FMCH /Rx environment. 
    • Ability to work off own initiative and comfortable with delegated responsibility
    • Supporting Commercial ambition to drive better margin

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Team Management experience
    • Ability to manage multiple business priorities simultaneously

    Method of Application

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