Supply & Import Planner
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Position : Supply & Import Planner

Company Description

BIC® products are recognized all over the world for their quality, safety, affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, and the shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers.

These products make BIC® an iconic international brand, present in more than 4 million retail outlets in more than 160 countries around the world.

BIC’s founder, Marcel Bich, understood that to succeed, BIC needed hands-on team members who were willing to take measured risks and assume responsibility for their role in a team.

Today, we provide our more than 15,000 team members in 61 countries with the opportunity to invent BIC’s future together while honoring our past achievements.

We are committed to our team members’ development and empower those who wish to discover different areas of our business or acquire international experiences.

  • 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.
  • Required profile for job ad : Supply & Import Planner


  • 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)
  • Additional Information

    BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers.

    We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics.

    All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

    BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means.

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