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Hayat Kimya Nigeria Limited is a subsidiary of Hayat Holding, a leading Turkish enterprise with a highly successful track record. It was established in 1937, the holding consists of 25 companies that operate in various industries including FMCG, port operations, construction, wood and energy.

In Hayat Kimya, quality and innovation are at the core of our business. We operate in more than 100 countries on 5 continents. Based on our 30+ years of experience and our ability to understand local insights, we offer high quality products that serve the needs of our consumers. We are devoted to carry our brands to the very top."


Direct Report: Head of Supply Chain

Department: Supply Chain

Team: Supply Chain, Sales, Logistics/Warehouse



Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.
Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning
To support the local / international supply chain team in its daily activities.
Management of data using SAP or any related as planning tools, and to ensure all changes in product range are correctly reflected to allow for efficient demand planning.
Ensure key inputs into the system and SAP are done and that any arising problems are communicated immediately with suggestions for improvement.
Review Hayat Kimya Nigeria sales figures / marketing events on a monthly basis and advise the Team on Supply Chain progression.
To manage the Hayat Kimya Nigeria demand scheduling in order to achieve the target Customer Service Levels at the appropriate cost.
To provide a single coordination point of contact for Supply Chain Planning and Customer Service Management.
Ensure that forecast is visible as early as possible. Monitor stocks inventory products and ensure forecast is reflected correctly. Maintain Life Cycle Codes.
Works closely with Hayat Kimya Nigeria Supply Chain team and global supply chain stakeholders to ensure stocks are ordered within agreed working capital levels and Best Practise is followed at all times.
Work closely with Sales Team / AS Demand Planning team/ Customer Service team (CSM) and Logistics Planner and to ensure no stock outs of key products.
To use market information to negotiate better supply dates and to minimise stock outs or arrival delays.
Summary Profile:

5-7 years working experience in FMCG
Can work well under pressure in a multi-cultural environment
Experience in a corporate firm preferably in FMCG sector
B.Sc in Social Sciences or any other study related. MBA will be an added advantage.

Critical Competencies:
Shows initiative, is proactive and be willing team player
Proficient in Microsoft office applications
Ability to use key supply chain systems and tools, SAP and any other system that will be implemented.
Analytic Thinking, Planning & Organizing Ability, Result Oriented

Applicants should seend CVs to

DUE DATE: 13 February, 2019


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