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  • Posted: Oct 8, 2020
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    Cipla Limited is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, headquartered in Mumbai, India. Cipla primarily develops medicines to treat respiratory, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, weight control and depression; other medical conditions.


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    Demand Planner

    Demand Planner

    Manage and create demand forecast, analyse trends and measure performance to ensure accurate forecast and alignment with business plans

    • Create and manage forecast models, analyse trends, manage forecast tools, and maintain accurate data.
    • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results
    • Develop and measure key performance indicators to track and evaluate forecasts made, to assist in assessing the effectiveness of the demand planning & forecasting function, and to work towards continuous improvement
    • Identify & develop analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict, and enhance supply chain processes
    • Assemble and analyse all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions and inventory levels)
    • Lead forecast and inventory planning meetings with functional managers, reviewing recommended sales forecast and inventory goals
    • Collaborate with the planning function in order to assemble data, analyse performance, identify problems, and develop recommendations which support SCM planning and operations.
    • Provide annual input into Function/Departmental CAPEX /OPEX business plan/budget

    Monitor and analyse forecast reports to ensure that forecast reports are accurate and provide meaningful information to the relevant stakeholders

    • Design and generate reporting dashboards for weekly and monthly statistical forecast reports
    • Work with account executives and account managers to deliver an accurate demand driven forecast that will enable the business to meet its targets
    • Provide reports on inventory levels, highlighting risks and appropriate actions to mitigate the identified risks
    • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to monitor and reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
    • Monitor SKU levels and recommend SKU rationalization initiatives in the future
    • Facilitate, re-engineering, best practice and consensus between functional experts (Demand Planning, Inventory Planning, Purchasing, Sales & Marketing, Finance and IT)

    Manage Inventory targets to ensure availability of stock to meet current and future demand

    • Manage inventory targets (including safety stock levels) that are approved by management
    • Prepare, report and communicate forecast inventory measurements to management (forecast accuracy, inventory plan vs. targets)
    • Monitor availability of stock to meet current and identified future demands.
    • Execute purchase orders on Evolution

    Manage and maintain demand planning systems and procedures to ensure accuracy in data documentation and incorporating market intelligence

    • Maintain documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems to ensure that demand planning processes and procedures are documented, and updated regularly
    • Maintain and update the demand planning system and software to ensure accurate and relevant data
    • Manage timely rolling of forecast updates in collaboration with other teams in order to ensure accuracy of data.
    • Identify relevant market-related data and competitive intelligence that can be incorporated into the business to ensure effective measuring and forecast accuracy.

    Educational qualifications:

    • Relevant tertiary degree or diploma in Business/ Finance / Industrial Engineering/ Logistics Management

    Relevant experience:

    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience
    • Good working knowledge of analytics and numerics
    • Good working knowledge of advanced excel is essential
    • Experience in forecasting and knowledge of forecasting methods
    • SAP/APO, or Oracle Demand Planning or other software related to demand planning

    Required Skills:

    • Numerical ability, analytical
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Decision- making skills
    • Technical methods and frameworks
    • Demand planning systems and software, ie. SAP/APO, or Oracle Demand Planning

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Cipla on www.linkedin.com to apply

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