Diageo Careers – Demand Planner

Job Title: Demand Planner
Organization: Diageo
Duty Station: Kampala,
AutoReqId:  42482BR
About Diageo:
Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an
outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and
wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan’s
and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain
Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Job Summary: The Demand
Planner role will play a key role in the Sales and Operations process that maps
supply and demand to bring together data and people from Sales, marketing,
finance and supply to give forecasts that guide the business on demand &
supply planning, aligning the whole business on one set of numbers. The johholder
gathers sales information, both internal and external (eg research data) and
helps interprete the data to guide demand forecasting.
Key Duties and
  • Oversee the demand planning process,
    manage the monthly activity review meeting and co-ordinate the teams to
    get accurate forecasts.
  • Offer forecasts that relate to volumes,
    country splits and phasing of the volumes.
  • Intuitively track and point out projected
    gaps to AOP/Mission to allow for early intervention to bridge the gap
  • Maintain KPIs (forecast accuracy &
    bias) and ensuring that they are up to our target level standards and
  • Develops and maintains a repository of
    relevant information that can be utilized within the S&OP process
  • Make sure that standards/guidelines to the
    process are adhered to ensure accuracy and consistency of data used for
    decision-making, internal/external reporting and communications.
  • Carry our routine analysis to generate
    insights that guide opportunity sizing and prioritization
  • Use and maintain the 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
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Professional background in Supply Chain
  • At least five years’ experience in Supply
    Chain, Procurement or Logistics field with working knowledge of ERP systems
    like SAP preferably in an FMCG manufacturing environment.
  • Detailed working knowledge of Capacity
    Resource Planning and Requirements Planning.
  • Structured and organized- able to handle
    time effectively and prioritize conflicting issues and decision making
  • Ability to influence others and
  • Excellent communication and negotiation
  • Resilient and energetic
  • Good analytical and numerical skills
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficient
    in Spreadsheets (Excel) applications
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the
    business in terms of the products, customers, consumers, internal ways of
    working and industry complexities is crucial to the delivery of this role.
How to Apply:
If you desire to join the world’s leading premium drinks business,
Diageo, in the aforementioned capacity, please click web link below.

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