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Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon energy.

Planning Manager

Location:Durban
Company:Total


Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

Work activities

Key responsibilities
  • Generates and updates demand plans, combining statistical and commercial forecasts (including NPIs, promotions and events) in cooperation with the Commercial department and other relevant stakeholders
  • Incorporates customer and consumer behaviour in the demand plan
  • When needed, challenge the Commercial plans and assumptions based on historic performance and informed logical reasoning
  • Creates statistical forecast by considering differentiations, causal relationships, baseline/uplift, main drivers and demand patterns, seasonality and trend changes
  • Generates and discusses alternative scenarios on the demand plan for the S&OP process, with clearly listed assumptions and risk assessment on volume and costs
  • Decide on planning issues taking into account the short and mid-term financial impact
  • Apply sound financial analysis during the decision-making process in the Demand Planning process
  • Initiates, implements and embeds improvements to demand planning processes and procedures and supports LMP initiatives
  • Monitors and analyses the Demand planning KPI’s like forecast accuracy and bias. Discusses and supports improvement opportunities with the commercial department
  • Ensure both the Supply and Production Planners implement the plan monitor closely for deviations and take appropriate action to mitigate the risks                                                                                                             
Qualifications/experience required

Minimum qualification:
  • University degree in engineering, supply chain, logistics, commerce, economics, business science or equivalent
Professional experience of the following:
  • Three to five years’ relevant analytical experience in sales, inventory, demand or supply chain Planning functions in a manufacturing or consumer goods environment
  • Computer literacy with sound working knowledge of ERP and planning/scheduling-related tools
Personal attributes:
  • Able to work in autonomy and when needed cross functionally; and a team player
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Good analytical skills and strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Analytical thinker / process orientated
  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
Closing date

22 February 2019

For applications and all inquiries related to this opportunity, please send an email to

Posted on 13 Feb 09:49

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