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Volume Planner

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Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg Msunduzi, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 18, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Well established company based in South Africa are looking for an applicant to join their dynamic team. Based in Sandton, the successful applicant will be responsible to co-ordinate all activities pertaining to sales forecasting by ensuring that short-range and long-range forecasting work is done timeously to meet deadlines for submitting information to Finance, headquarters and the rest of the business.
Qualification requirements

A formal 3-year National diploma or Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution in Commerce / Business Science / Logistics
Practical knowledge of Supply Chain, Inventory Planning and Control methods
Good working knowledge of the motor industry
Advanced administrative, organizational and analytical skills with a high level of detail-orientation
Present a structured thinking approach with sound problem-solving abilities and good decision-making ability
Demonstrate good communication skills (verbal and written)
The ability to negotiate and form sound working relationships at all levels
Exhibit a solution-oriented approach and be able to operate effectively under pressure to meet set deadlines
Be innovative, resourceful and action orientated
Be a team player yet be able to work and manage own output independently to meet high quality standards
Display excellent computer literacy skills with comprehensive knowledge of SAP, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and a working knowledge of Group systems (including Essbase)
Be knowledgeable about cars / vehicle brands (detailed vehicle specifications)

Experience needed
Have a minimum of 3 years motor industry experience, ideally within Volume Planning / Dealer Sales / Product Planning / Finance
Possible Tasks within this Role

Update, compile and issue the short- and medium-term forecast via the internal forecasting model to ensure that the forecast is accurate and reflective of the business
Extract the necessary information for the company's financial plan from the internal forecasts to meet various departments request for information
Determine and maintain rental and government requirements through the monthly forecasting process to ensure that accurate data is supplied and the correct stock requirement is planned
Conduct volume scenarios for new products evaluate possible risks and opportunities for new model introductions
Prepare volume studies for FBU and local product studies using a specific format in Excel to ensure that risks and opportunities of model introductions are highlighted
Prepare input MPL planning meeting (forecast inputs, scheduling council) to ensure that our plans are presented in a professional manner
Assist with the preparation of the monthly national dealer allocations document to ensure that the sales teams are provided with accurate and informative data for them to continue with their leg of the process
Model mix analysis to evaluate financial impact versus previous forecast using the short-range forecasting model, without it impacting on demand
Run-in and run-out planning of model types and model derivatives to minimize obsolescence and cost
Market performance update and data distribution to relevant parties within NSO

Should you wish to apply please email your CV through to Erin Bentz at [Email Disabled]
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive a response within 14 days please consider your application unsuccessful. We will keep your CV on our database for any other relevant roles that may arise.
We offer
Medical Aid Contribution, Provident Fund Contribution, Performance Bonuses, Lease Vehicle

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