In the dynamic world of the FMCGs assuring the implementation of our new products is vital to build our success on excellent products. An opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic, fast paced Supply Chain team. As an Obsolescence Analyst you will support the successful phase out of SKUs being delisted to End Market, as well as Wrapping Materials delisting from the production portfolio. The Obsolescence Analyst is also a key player in ensuring the new Product Introductions, modifications and brand SKU rationalisation are successfully delivered.
Specifically, this role project manages end-market Finished Goods and Wrapping materials being delisted from the portfolio, as well as supports launches of Global and/or Regional driven NPI initiatives bridging the gap between our production and new product initiatives. The successful candidate will use a disciplined project management approach to define timing, volume, cost and quality as well ensuring the organisation is capable of quickly delivering new brand value to consumers as well as evolving the existing brand offer in line with adult consumer trends.
Some of the role’s key responsibilities are:
Analyze, evaluate and manage finished goods and wrapping material obsolescence for all projects with the objective to minimize write off, increase profitability of the company and provide visibility to top team.
Managing Call priors with Suppliers, Procurement and Material Planner.
Provide “What If” scenarios for Marketing projects in line with Cycle plan and Brand strategy.
Provide obsolescence projection to S&OP team for all upcoming projects for material and finished goods and perform gap analysis and present to the team monthly.
Support the execution of all cost reduction activities initiated by procurement, factory, etc.
Input master data into SAP system for obsolete materials.
Explore opportunities for improved planning efficiency and placing of materials orders.
Working with other teams and departments to implement the phasing in and out of new/old materials as part of a controlled process (achieving agreed deadlines with minimum cost).