Senior Demand Analyst


  • Complex role, diverse product range, broad customer base
  • Work across the business and obtain quality information
  • Analysis + communication + engagement = great intel

The opportunity

This multi-site production operation is a tier 1 supplier of raw materials to the FMCG sector. It is highly complex: multiple systems, high volume, high SKU and quick turnaround, so accurate demand planning is critical to ensure accurate forecasts and the ability to meet DIFOTIS. If you are an experienced Demand Analyst who is passionate about your career and seek an environment that offers challenge, provides immense job satisfaction, a strong team culture, and the opportunity to personally make a real difference to the company’s ongoing success, then this position has it all! 

The role

In this senior demand planning role, reporting to the National Demand Manager, you will coordinate and facilitate the compilation, analysis and management of demand in a manner that will support the demand / forecasting cycle and IBP process. With IBP recently introduced, you will have direct input into process and IT platform improvement.

While first and foremost you are an ‘Analyst’, this role is not just about the numbers! You will work closely with Sales & Marketing, Customer Services, Technical and Operations as well as directly with customers to both gather and disseminate information so the communication, interpersonal and influential skills to gain the cooperation of others, ask the right questions and push back if the information doesn’t stack up will be critical to your success in this role.

Experience and attributes

  • A background in demand planning / forecasting and data analysis with exposure to S&OP and/or IBP is essential.
  • Experience working in a high SKU, fast paced manufacturing environment is also expected. A background in the packaging industry would be beneficial.
  • Advanced numeric and computing skills, especially Excel.
  • Experience with ERP systems and MPS / demand forecasting tools.
  • A relevant business or supply chain related tertiary qualification is sought.
  • Confident communication with the ability to develop relationships and influence others.
  • You ‘get’ the big picture, understanding the commercial realities of the business, thus are able to make recommendations that add true value.

How to apply

Click on the link:  Senior Demand Analyst

Or contact Martijn van Luijken on +64 9 9720197 or Yvette Harrison on +64 9 5223927 for a confidential discussion.