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  • Posted: May 17, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • We are Africa’s premier Agribusiness company solving problems in agriculture and ensuring food availability through efficient farming and food production methods, thereby raising agribusiness models.
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    Supply & Import Planner

    Job Description

    1.       Job Summary

    We believe that the way we reach our customers is as important as the product we choose to sell, and following this mission, the required position will be responsible for planning the supply of products in Nigeria, to ensure optimal fill rate and customer satisfaction. Working in close collaboration with the Nigeria Supply & Deliver Manager, Sales and Marketing Departments, and various different suppliers, the Nigeria Supply Planner will be responsible for driving the planning operations in order to respond to the business needs, ensuring high customer service while optimizing inventory holdings. The position will also be responsible for Product data management in all planning systems, ensuring timely update and accuracy of data, providing precise visibility to the supply network.

    Main Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Monthly meetings with factory planners to review future forecast and supply constraints.
    • Analyze business needs in terms of products and ensure their availability.
    • Place firm intercompany orders for local warehouse replenishment; follow up with factory planners until order is shipped.
    • Ensure best possible container optimization on inbound orders, to keep Freight-In costs as low as possible.
    • Responsible for local inventory levels; balance between intended service level and optimal inventory holdings.
    • Keep track on Overstock and Slow-Moving items. Work with Sales and Marketing teams to propose actions to deplete them.
    • Work closely with Marketing teams to ensure on-time availability on new products.
    • Participate in local S&OP process.
    • Responsible for product data accuracy in the system.
    • Lead and follow up the customs clearance process with the freight forwarding partner.
    • Provide all necessary documentation to customs agent to clear inbound shipments.
    • Ensure correct integration of inbound stock into the system; analyze inbound discrepancies if necessary and follow up until resolution.

    Key Performance Indicators

    • Intercompany Orders accuracy, MAPE at different Lags.
    • Fill Rate Service Level, in value and volume.
    • Inventory Holdings, absolute value and as % of Net Sales
    • Slow Movers and Overstock.
    • On Time New Products Launch.
    • Customs clearance On Time
    • On time reception
    • Inbound Accuracy

    Typical Day:

    • Supply Planning: please Intercompany orders in the system; follow up with factory planners the open orders until availability is confirmed; optimize orders and build up optimal containers; share inbound information with local team to prepare reception at warehouse; measure and track order fill rate (monthly).
    • Inventory Management: track inventory evolution; follow up on inventory depletion actions; track slow movers and overstock products; plan inventory holdings in terms of respecting inventory targets.
    • Product-Data administrator: keep up to date product data in the planning systems, particular product status. Open and close products in planning systems to be able to forecast and supply accordingly.


    • University degree completed in relevant field.
    • Minimum experience of 3 years.
    • Embodies all the BIC Values & Behaviors: Simplicity, Ethics, Responsibility, Teamwork, and Ingenuity.
    • Strong team player
    • Good organizational and time management skills.
    • Process Oriented. Ability to continuously improve a supply chain and manage complex customer needs.
    • Efficient and can prioritize workload.
    • Open-minded and cultural acumen.
    • Solution-driven with the willingness and ability to implement innovative ideas and improve working methodologies. Able to break down complex issues into simple components and build/implement required action plans.
    • Hands-on in line with BIC culture, can handle various tasks with humility and business drive.
    • Advanced level required on Excel Office
    • Any ERP knowledge (JDE preferably, SAGE is a plus)

    Method of Application

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