Procurement & Demand Planning Executive Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Procurement & Demand Planning Executive

Industry: FMCG (Food Products)

Location: Nairobi

Salary: 100K

Our client is a leading food products distribution company in Kenya.

They seek to hire a Procurement & Demand planning executive.

The successful candidate will be tasked with Developing demand forecasts and procurement of international and local purchases.


  • Develop demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
  • Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing, and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for
  • Provides forecasts to our internal and external partners as part of contractual agreements and works with our internal and external partners for material issue resolution demand forecasts.
  • Owns global purchasing, reporting, usages, and stock replenishment processes. Identifies and resolves issues and ensures supply chain effectiveness
  • Develops and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with key suppliers and service providers and other partners adhering to negotiated contracts and prices where required
  • Supports new product development and product renewal by ensuring upstream planning and procurement of components and other materials, establish launch/distribution plans with Sales & Marketing
  • Negotiating with shipping agencies and ensuring best and most efficient transit time and route
  • Identify clearing agents to deal with and ensuring on time clearing
  • Ensure products transported as per the temperature recommended by the supplier, Transportation from Mombasa to Nairobi
  • Advice management on duty and related taxes for shipment and assist implement strategies to gain exemptions where necessary.
  • Development of organizational procurement strategy
  • Manage and monitor the purchasing system with supplier details


  • A Degree/ Diploma in Supplies and Procurement Management
  • At least 5 years’ of experience as a procurement and demand planner
  • Must have experience in Importation & Handling International Suppliers
  • Experience in food service industry is an added advantage
  • Good know how and knowledge on supply chain and importation
  • Financial/P&L and problem-solving/analytical skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation skills
  • Team player
  • Must be qualified and conversant with Food safety management system

How to Apply:

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Procurement & Demand Planning Executive) to before Tuesday 20th June 2017.

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Updated: June 15, 2017 — 12:36 pm