Manufacturing / FMCG / Industrial

Demand Planner at Unilever Nigeria Plc

Unilever Nigeria Plc – Welcome to Unilever, a global multinational and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with products sold in over 190 countries and more than 2 billion consumers across the world who use our amazing products everyday!

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Demand Planner

Ref No: R-10299
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time

Main Job Purpose

  • To provide the company with an updated weekly demand forecast.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintains rolling forecast for 13 weeks + 15 months on a SKU level
  • Gets updates on local and central promotions and uses this information for forecasting
  • Provides the markets with a weekly update on various promotions and innovations
  • Is responsible to make changes/ updates in the forecast
  • Submits the forecast to commercial finance which forms a basis for financial forecast
  • Keeps track and records issues regarding forecast accuracy, forecast consumption (Actual sales vs. forecasted sales)
  • Drives market-specific improvement projects to increase forecast accuracy
  • Gets information from category teams on all other activities e.g. trade deals, home care drive and accordingly changes/ updates the forecast
  • Maintains an active/ valid list of SKU in the demand list
  • Maintains a SKU mix in relation to the % of sales
  • Maintains weekly forecast split
  • Is a part of the various other improvement projects e.g. foods forecasting, promotion forecasting and drives the action plan
  • Provides analyses at the required level of detail- SKU, brand, market, channel

Experience Required:

  • B.Sc Sciences (Economics, Statistics, Sociology or Industrial Engineer)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in FMCG experience

Professional Skills:

  • High analytical skills
  • Advance excel skills
  • Should have good interpersonal skills
  • Influencing skills in order to influence category teams
  • Planning an organizing skills
  • Organizational awareness- they should know their counterparts in various teams


  • Supply planners in the 3 SC, Category planners, sales forecasting teams, marketing/ brand managers, commercial finance.
  • The role has to interact with them to resolve issues e.g. make changes in forecast.
  • They need to use their influencing, negotiating skills in order to reach an agreement on the numbers


  • None

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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