South Africa, Johannesburg-Bedfordview, Adhesive Technologies

Junior sales operations manager

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 47.000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Adhesive Technologies help to transform entire industries and provide our customers with a competitive advantage through adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With our trusted brands, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

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  • Job Purpose: Providing timely and effective support to sales and KAM team in regards to operational excellence
  • Specific area of responsibility are: Change management agenda, supporting continuous improvement in sales processes Coordination of Customer, Channel & Category reporting (sell-in and sell-out)
  • Development of executive and business dashboards
  • Implementation of the right tools for order entry and order tracking
  • Support for CRM tools and analysis
  • Preparation of Sales plans templates
  • Masterplan tracking – promo execution, WD, broadsheets, extra display and cross category
  • Support for demand planning implementing the right tools and reports (Rolling forecast, Stock on Hand updates, disposition lists)
  • OOS reporting
  • Materials phase-in and phase-out strategy
  • Connection with Business planning and Supply planning to ensure stock aligned with demand
  • Focus on scrapping optimization, in close connection with supply planning, quality team, marketing


  • Previous experience in sales excellence, sales operation, business planning is required
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, advanced EXCEL
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a multi-functional team
  • High energy level and strong analytical conceptual thinking
  • Entrepreneurial attitude in managing activities and projects

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We look for a diverse team of individuals who possess different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and mindsets.

JOB ID: 24065543
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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