BIC® products are known and appreciated all over the world for their quality, their affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, the one-piece shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® one of the best known international brands, present in 3.2 million retail outlets, in more than 160 countries. As we explore the tremendous opportunities ahead, we have a need for dedicated and dynamic employees to help build our team.

We are recruiting to fill the position below in our Business School:


Job Title: Supply Planner

Job ID.: 5284

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Full-time

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 the end-to-end planning team and in close collaboration with the Nigeria customer excellence, Sales, marketing and other required cross functional teams, the Nigeria Supply Planner will be responsible for driving the planning operations to respond to the business needs, ensuring high customer service while optimizing inventory holdings.

Main Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Make monthly purchase forecasts for added value imported products and align with factory planners on availability and possible supply constraints.
  • Place firm intercompany orders for local warehouse replenishment and follow up with factory planners until order is shipped.
  • 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 of new products.
  • Participate in local IBP (Integrated Business Planning)  process.
  • Participate in the weekly production planning process.
  • Ensure correct integration of inbound stock into the system; analyze inbound discrepancies if necessary and follow up until resolution.
  • 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.

Key Performance Indicators

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

Typical Day:

  • Supply Planning: Place intercompany orders in the system; follow up with factory planners on 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Any ERP knowledge (JDE preferably).


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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