Demand Manager And S&Op Lead

Be You at CH In GSK Consumer Healthcare, we are on an incredible journey as we prepare to create a new, standalone, world leading company with a % single-minded focus on everyday health. We are doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. With the COVID pandemic, people are increasingly looking for ways to manage their own health and wellbeing and to take care of their families. This is where we come in. With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we are uniquely placed to deliver better everyday health to millions of people around the world and grow a strong, successful business. This is an opportunity to be part of something special.In this role you willLead 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 demandAssist 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 levelWork with Sales & Marketing teams regarding promotional calendar and new product launch pipeline to ensure that commercial plans are fully integrated into the forecastsAlign the short-term and medium forecasts based on inputs from Sales and Marketing teams regarding the customer/distributor activation of key commercial initiativesIdentify 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 stakeholdersLiaise 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-makingCollecting 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 outputsManage Forecast queries & requestsManage all direct reports to ensure that business-deliverables are met to the required standardsWhy you?Basic Qualifications:Experience in Supply Chain operations in an FMCH /Rx environment. Ability to work off own initiative and comfortable with delegated responsibilitySupporting Commercial ambition to drive better marginPreferred Qualifications:Team Management experienceAbility to manage multiple business priorities simultaneouslyWhy Consumer Healthcare?Right now, were on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, % focused consumer healthcare company. Were doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year over a billion and a half of them and it goes beyond products. Its about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve.With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge, and expertise, were uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business.This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. Its an opportunity to be part of something special.Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone.Were striving to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, supporting our communities, and creating a workplace where yourauthentic self belongs and thrives.
Johannesburg, GT, ZA