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Demand Planning Analyst
Colgate-Palmolive | Champions GT, Florida
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Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Tom’s of Maine, Ajax, Fabuloso, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.


Location: Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa

No Relocation Assistance Offered



An exciting opportunity is available for Demand Planning Analyst at Colgate Palmolive in the Customer Service and Logistics Department. The successful candidate must be able to leverage systems and analytics in order to collaborate with all role players that, impacts demand plan accuracy, in order to drive improvements in DPA, Inventory & Customer service.




  • The Demand Planning Analyst will be responsible for applying the best statistical model to each SKU per forecast location and plant in order to guide the commercial teams in deriving the most accurate demand plan.
  • Leveraging Segmentation in order to identify to each CDT which SKU’s requires monthly collaboration
  • Produce monthly DP Collaboration files per market & rolling the volumes back  up into forecast location levels once received back from SCM - CDT
  • Uploading volumes on monthly basis into APO
  • Close collaboration with Supply Chain Manager – CDT in order to ensure commercial plans are a accurately represented in APO
  • Sharing APO volumes with CDT finance as well as SNP in order to ensure alignment.
  • Highlight volumes that cannot be supported by statistical models & commercial activities and working with the commercial teams to align these volumes in APO
  • Ensure that marketing & commercial activities in the SGC as well as on the ground is planned per forecast location, consolidated and used to adjust the promotional demand plan line in APO.
    • SPI’s
    • TVC’s, Radio
    • Sell In, Sell Thru & Sell Out
    • New, Transition Products & VAP’s
  • Ensure that all supply constraints are communicated into the CDT’s & validate that those constraints are represented in APO.
  • Attend key meetings with Marketing & SNP in order to ensure all DP relevant action items are noted, communicated into the regions as well as represented in APO as per the agreed actions & timelines.
  • Produce monthly Sell-Thru reports
  • Produce key exception reports that will help the business drive inventory reduction, customer service & master data.
    • CVC maintenance, SKU Life Stage, Views & Pricing
    • Sell Thru Reports
    • Inventory without DP
    • DP In Excess of Inventory/ Supply
  • Production of demand planning performance reports as well as key reports on areas of business that directly or indirectly impacts on demand planning accuracy, inventory & customer service.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage the APO system & any other CP system in order to improve DPA.
  • Ensure systems & reports are accurate, by maintaining master data as well as validating transactional inputs & upload.
  • Produce pre/post performance analytics on pre-defined criteria that will add value in terms of determining areas for improvement and opportunities.



Grade 12, plus three year degree or equivalent qualification



3 - 5 yrs. Statistical forecasting & Demand Planning in the FMCG Industry



  • High level of intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Strong SAP and BI reporting
  • Demonstrates data management and analytical capabilities as role involves management of significant amounts of data
  • Driving innovation, by challenging the status quo & collaboratively find opportunities to continuously improve our processes, tools & systems.
  • Understanding of Business processes, systems & strategies
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken), in the English language
  • Experience using supply chain management forecasting/ERP systems (SAP/APO and other tools)
  • Scheduling and forecasting experience
  • Understands the SKU’s and customer hierarchies
  • Understanding of Business processes, systems & strategies
  • Demonstrated customer awareness
  • Experience in working cross functionally with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrates urgency in resolving challenges & driving opportunities
  • Assertive, confident & negotiate persuasively, take a stand and resolved important issues.
  • Project Management and Coordination skills


Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? Then apply using this online application.  Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.


Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.


About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a consumer products company whose products are marketed in over 200 countries and territories globally. The Company operates its business through two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. Colgate's Oral Care products include Colgate Total and Colgate Max Fresh toothpastes, Colgate 360° manual toothbrushes, and Colgate and Colgate Plax oral rinses. Colgate's Personal Care products include Palmolive and Softsoap brand shower gels; Palmolive, Irish Spring and Protex bar soaps and Speed Stick and Lady Speed Stick deodorants and antiperspirants. Colgate manufactures and markets a range of products for Home Care, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners, and Murphy's Oil Soap. Colgate, through its Hill's Pet Nutrition segment, offers specialty pet nutrition products for dogs and cats with products marketed in over 90 countries globally. (Source: 10-K)

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