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  • Posted: May 24, 2023
    Deadline: May 31, 2023
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    Corporate Staffing Services is a leading recruitment agency in Kenya providing complete recruitment services. In the last ten years we have been partners to local and foreign businesses looking to hire Kenyan professionals. We have recruited for diverse clients in different sectors and industries.
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    Demand Planner

    Key Responsibilities

    Analytical approach to sales and sourcing 

    • Understanding economic factors affecting demand and supply of commodities.
    • Analyzing import data to understand market trends – origins, pricing, local logistics, lead times.
    • Gather market information from sales team. 
    • Identifying trends in the market – global and local by analyzing raw material costs and how it impacts overall sourcing.
    • Assist the business in solving qualitative and quantitative sourcing issues.
    • Provide management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products
    • Be in direct contact with HQ on souring related issues, GIT updates and developing strategies to improve lead times from origin.
    • Developing forecast plans for all products based on historic data as well as global trends.


    • Developing pricing strategies that minimize losses and maximize profits taking into account interest, fx and other factors
    • Developing cost structures/templates to best understand how the business can achieve our results 
    • Developing of budgets forecasts
    • Analyzing product cost and recommending changes

    Support in the import and export process

    • Planning, documentation and processing of cost for imports.
    • Planning, documentation and processing of cost for exports. 
    • Sales support for exports & back to back orders

     Support in ERP implementation – not a requirement but a PLUS

    • Experience with Microsoft 365 dynamics
    • Assisting in validation of business requirements for Supply chain management and Finance
    • Supporting in Supply chain process optimization 
    • Conducting User Acceptance Testing for supply chain, inventory management, warehouse management and finance related topics
    • Providing requirements for Business intelligence reports to optimize supply chain + procurement processes

    Key Qualifications

    • Degree/ Diploma in Business Management, Statistics, Actuarial Science or another relevant field.
    • Over 4 years of experience in the same or related role.
    • Preferably have Manufacturing /FMCG experience
    • Experience working as a demand planner or similar role.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of demand planning philosophies and processes as well as a proven track record.
    • Experienced in Advance Excel and systems in general (ERP)
    • Import requirements (will be a plus) – Import process – documentation, costings etc. 
    • Export process – documentation, costings etc.
    • Knowledge in commodity pricing and demand.
    • Good data gathering and analysis skills.
    • Knowledge of market survey process.
    • Knowledge of imports, purchasing principles and practices.
    • Knowledge of local laws, regulations and policies governing imports and exports.
    • Ability to organize receipts, documents, and information from multiple sources.
    • Systematic and methodological thinking.
    • Commercial acumen
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


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