Opportunity for - Sales/Product Planner

Our client is a multinational textile company that produces and distributes fashion fabrics for the African market and African consumers globally. The company’s brands have become an essential part of African culture. Due to expansion, they now have an opening for a Sales Planner

Job Profile

The Sales Planner is primarily responsible for the sales order handling. This concerns the intake of the orders, planning of the orders in production and monitoring the status of the orders during the whole process. The Sales Planner needs to constantly look at improvements needed with regards to order management and participate in related projects. Support the Sales Planning managers with (structural) analyses to gain insight and enable change/improvements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Single point of contact with regards to the sales order intake, which includes an order confirmation before processing (ordered quantity vs available capacity and completeness of orders)
  • Ensure the orders can be planned in production before the given deadline. Set priority of orders for production planning. Monitor the status of the orders and share relevant information with the customers where needed. Central contact person with regards to re-prints
  • Executes order quality analyses, which includes collecting, analyzing and reporting detailed order management related data in an on-going effort to increase insight and improve the overall sales productivity. Provide insights and recommendations for sales management that are critical to enhance the understanding of the business and to improve (timely) decision-making
  • Support Sales Managers as well as the departments Supply Chain, production, Logistics, Finance and Merchandising to coordinate and integrate demand and supply planning
  • Participates from the own discipline in project teams on business process/operational improvement issues. Develop standardized tools, methodologies and business processes aimed at improving overall efficiency. Identifying, initiating and participating in (cross) functional projects related to order management or planning processes

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Sales and Merchandising 
  • Relevant professional experience in sales and merchandising in a (international) organization in (preferably) the fashion & luxury industry
  • 1-3 years international work experience within Sales and Merchandising
  • Commercial background 
  • Local Knowledge 
  • (General) Supply Chain knowledge 
  • Proficiency in English writing skills

Key Performance Indicators

  • Sales volume/mix
  • Quality demand plan
  • Quality and availability of data and analyses
Confirmatory Link
Applications in CV to c.azode@erecnigeria.com