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  • Posted: Nov 20, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Aspen has a proud heritage dating back more than 160 years and is committed to sustaining life and promoting healthcare through increasing access to its high quality affordable medicines and products. Aspen has a market capitalisation of approximately US$10 billion, is the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the JSE Limited (share code: APN) and ranks a...
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    Demand Planner

    The purpose of this role is to facilitate the forecasting and supply planning process. Act as a focal point to improve forecast accuracy and ensure optimal inventory levels.


    Supply and Demand Planning

    • Responsible for monthly forecasting in collaboration with Marketing and ensuring maintenance of a 24 month rolling forecast in the JE planning system.
    • Use statistical forecasting to derive baseline demand after correcting lost sales history.
    • Apply marketing intelligence to influence marketing’s forecasts through collaboration during the monthly forecasting process.
    • Analyze historic performance and planned strategies/activities to identify areas of opportunity or risk.
    • Present forecast accuracy at monthly forecasting meetings highlighting products where forecast accuracy is below target.
    • Facilitate continuity of supply by performing a monthly supply plan review and collaborating with sites.
    • Ensure that optimum required inventory levels are maintained to support the sales whilst mindful of impact of excess stocks on working capital .
    • Ensure Item Master data integrity is maintained.
    • Ensure that divisional stock allocations are maintained on Baan.



    • Business: Performance Driven & Make Good Decisions
    • People: Teamwork and Diversity
    • Self: Contribute Special Expertise, Take action with Integrity


    • Good Knowledge of Business
    • Good Planning Skills
    • Good Product knowledge
    • Industry knowledge
    • Customer service
    • Computer literacy
    • Deadline
    • Planning
    • Analytical skills
    • Administration skills
    • Accuracy
    • Attention to detail
    • Report writing
    • Information seeking


    • Time management, problem solving, team player, good communication skills, interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, initiative, energetic


    • Matric
    • Post matric qualification in Supply Chain/Diploma in Supply Chain/Production Inventory          
    • Management/Certified Inventory Management
    • 2-3 years planning experience Pharmaceutical / FMCG experience
    • Customer Service
    • Statistical tool knowledge
    • ERP Systems
    • Qlikview

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Aspen Pharma Group on to applyInterested and qualified candidates should apply using the Apply Now button below.
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