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My client is active in the Food industry in Rotterdam

Do you? Have a Master’s degree in Supply Chain/Logistics, Business Management, Finance or equivalent
Do you? Have at least twelve years of experience in a Senior Supply Chain position within the FMCG, Food or Retail industry
Are you? Fluent in English, verbally and written

The company
My client is a market leader in the food industry

About the role
As Head of Demand Planning & Supply Chain you are responsible for leading the team in all required Supply Chain improvement processes and procedures.

• Demand Planning and S&OP
• Forecast Accuracy and Bias improvement
• Finished goods obsolete reduction
• Packaging obsoletes
• Inventory reduction
• S&OP processes improvement and business impact delivery
• Drive (SC) process optimization with key customers e.g. order/drop optimization, nominated delivery days,
• Trade terms negotiation (from a supply chain angle)
• Relationship building
• KPIs review and improvement
• Define route to market for white places and improve existing ones based on portfolio and customer base
• S&OP process implementation
• Innovation performance review & improvement
• 12+ years experience in Supply Chain, FMCG preferred
• Master degree Supply Chain or Equivalent
• Well rounded Supply Chain expertise, namely in customer service, demand forecasting, logistics, factory, Supply Planning, S&OP
• Proven ability to frame a strategy but also drive and support hands-on execution and operation
• Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment with simultaneous project management
• Ability to work effectively across a matrix organization, facilitate cross-functional teams and influence change.
• Proven team building experience with ability to attract, develop and retain a high performing/scalable team, creating a world-class operations organization and manage people remotely across Europe
• Track record of achieving high business impact via process, organizational improvements, and infrastructure change in lean, fast-paced environments.
• Ability to build processes which will guarantee the sustainability of the improvements
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