Supply & Demand Planning Manager

This large pharmaceutical manufacturing company is currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Supply and Demand Planning Manager. Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, this role is responsible for:

  • Overseeing the creation of a constrained supply plan that is based on consensus demand plan and Rough Cut Capacity analysis of Manufacturing.
  • Materials management, understanding constraints and making operational decisions that deliver an optimum solution for Finished Goods availability.
  • Warehousing/storage of inactive and active raw materials and consumables.
  • Managing all demand planning, supply planning and inventory metrics.
  • Providing day-to-day direction to the Production Planner, Production Stores Section Head and Stores Section Head.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant BA, B.Sc or B.Com degree.
  • Relevant Supply Chain Certification (APICS/CIPS).
  • 5 years Demand Planning or Supply Planning or Warehouse Management with Pharmaceuticals, Food, Beverages, Medical Technology, FMCG or Manufacturing.
  • Minimum of 4 years in management role.
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP PPPI / MM.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Lead the Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) process and revise annual plan in conjunction with other Business functions to reflect changing market & internal factors.
  • Oversee the Production & Packing planning function to deliver the Business Sales Plan.
  • Monitor and control inventory of raw materials, in-process materials and finished goods to meet demand. 
  • Ensure compliance with GMP and other relevant legislation within the Planning and Warehousing function.
  • Cost Centre Management by monitoring and reporting expenses against budget.  Identifying and motivating for capital expenditure to meet departmental objectives.
  • Supervise, mentor, manage, develop and train the Supply Chain team to meet business needs.


  • High level of statistical and numerical methods in the analysis of manufacturing and process data.
  • Planning and organising.
  • Quality focus that encompasses balanced risk and change management.
  • Financial acumen.
  • Collaboration and Leadership: partnership building and influencing others.
  • Initiating action.
  • High work standards.
  • Written and oral communication skills adequate for technically sound reports, oral presentations and effective interaction in formal and informal management forums, staff meetings and external suppliers.
  • Interpersonal skills at all levels from shop floor to senior management.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Negotiation.
  • Management experience in a process and warehouse environment
  • GMP Compliance – the ten principles in action.
  • Ability to work independently.

If you have not had a response from us within 30 days after the closing date, kindly accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

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