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Supply Planner

Company Name: Chalhoub Group
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 2+ years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
What you’ll be doing  
Our Supply Planner manages and leads the validation of demand signals through data analytics. The use of historical data, statistical models, and forecast information from Sales, Marketing as well as business knowledge are key inputs to validating demand. Our Supply Planner is directly responsible for ensuring processes are in place to drive forecast accuracy and meet KPIs.

Demand Planning Support: Review planning and forecasting outputs and communicate KPIs to relevant team members
Work closely with Demand Planners to understand expected forecasts
Assist in the development of the Demand Plan where needed; determine what is required in the demand, supply and inventory plans to support business needs
Inventory Management & Fulfilment: Develop and test different options for stock size, composition and age profile and recommend optimum stock model to support agreed Demand and business plans
Implement inventory strategies based on cost benefit analysis as defined by the strategic objectives and goals
Set KPIs that align with multiple stakeholders’ objectives for inventory optimization to attain short term and long term goals
Lead supply planning efforts across functions to optimally fulfill business needs, including leading the S&OP process where required
Identify supply constraints which are business critical and work with supply partners to try and improve them to enable improved planning, inventory and service levels
Identify gaps in current supply or Demand plans and propose remedial action
Leverage order generation algorithms to ensure stock availability
Sourcing: Create options for contracting, sourcing, relationships or risk improvement, using the category sourcing frameworks
Assist in the setting of sourcing strategies to develop new and emerging sources of supply
Validate assumptions and robustness of sourcing strategies
Logistics: Partner with Group Logistics and Group Legal to determine the appropriate standard Incoterms approach to use for each type of cargo and address any violations or code of ethics breach
Manage the transportation of a portfolio of different cargo types including optimising fleets and maintaining a distribution network
Challenge selected methods of transportation and recommend alternative approaches
Cost Management & Analysis: Apply cost modelling techniques to internal flow of money and explain implications on revenue to management
Implement financial analysis methods such as cost volume profit and cost/price models Identify, propose and, if required, implement agreed changes of portfolio mix in order to optimise the price/mix ratio
Assess sources of supply and costs using multi tiered supply chain costing approaches and apply them throughout the life of a supply agreement Identify and implement, where required, opportunities to reduce cost and/or supply risk
Supply Chain Planning: Collaborate with key stakeholders to establish KPIs for network Lead complex design and optimization studies and implementation
Perform basic activities to manage the space at the location using siloed solutions (e.g. Excel, Access, CAD, etc.)

What you’ll need to succeed
Great understanding of each of the major Incoterms
Understand how international trade works and knowledge of the ICC governing body and its official guidelines and terminologies
Working experience with space optimisation techniques
Great understanding of the various techniques of handling inbound and outbound cargoes Understanding of multi-tiered supply chain costing models
Great knowledge of macroeconomics factors
Basic knowledge of network design parameters and counterbalancing metrics
Comprehensive understanding of network optimization frameworks and software capabilities
Able to lead top-to-top risk mitigation discussions with key supply partners
Good understanding of major project management methodology
Able to lead cross-functional/organizational project teams
Familiar with the DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyse-Improve-Control) methodology of Six Sigma and with important problem solving and kaizen (continuous improvement) tools and techniques such as FMEA, fishbone analysis etc.
Strong understanding of present and up-and-coming technologies to accelerate the value of SCM
General awareness of procurement systems used within the industry and in-depth knowledge of current organization’s system
General awareness of demand planning systems used within the business
Experience in warehouse and transportation management systems is a big plus 2+ years of experience
University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain or any relevant field