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    Junior Supply Chain Planner

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    FMCG, Food

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Our client is a big multinational in the FMCG industry in Rotterdam. 

You have? A Bachelor or Master in supply chain management
You speak? Dutch and English
You are? Available in two weeks
You want? A challenging position with a lot of growth potential in a large FMCG multinational?

The Supply Operations Planner is the link between supply and demand. It is responsible to manage demand and supply in order to optimize customer casefill performance and inform stakeholders about any stock risks and opportunities.
You work for one or multiple categories and are responsible for identifying stock risks following from supply risks and demand deviations and taking proper actions to mitigate these risks. You have close contact with our factories for supply related risks and monitors demand variations with regard to baseline, promotions and repack on a daily basis.
Key stakeholders are functions within factories, sales teams and customer service; The objective is to improve customer service performance internally as well as externally, resulting in optimized stock levels for its category.

Managing Service Levels / Stock Allocation:
• Secure daily process of customer orders from order to delivery at customers’ distribution centers, respecting customer delivery SLAs (e.g. today-for-today, 24-hours and 48-hours delivery on a 7 days per week operation)
• Take proper action on demand and supply alerts coming from the Proactive Stock Management Tool (PSMT) and APO
• Make optimal trade-offs in stock allocation across all customers from a total business perspective
• Update order management database (OMDB) in case of demand variations which lead to low cover or out of stocks
• Mitigate and support in supply when demand variations lead to stock availability issues
• Mitigate supply and demand risks in case of quality issues and stay in contact with the QA manager
• Analyze KPI reports regarding customer service levels and take corrective actions when needed to ensure improvement

Business partner role:
• Ensure relevant and appropriate stakeholder management in order to reach alignment in the stock allocation process throughout the MCO
• Communicate supply and demand risks and opportunities pro-actively to CD and SC stakeholders

Managing Obsoletes:
• Responsible for stock life cycle management
• Alert and capture stock to expire/ potential obsoletes (relaunches)
• Manage phasing in and phasing out of all new innovation / relaunches with factory with respect to obsoletes, obsoletes on raw and packaging materials
• Organize destruction of obsoletes (incl. Business approval)
• Deliver obsoletes target, including but not limited to pro-active identification of obsolete risks caused by demand deviations and oversupply

Weekend ordering:
• Secure order fulfillment process during the weekends
• Ensure appropriate customer communication about order fulfillment
• Supervise and monitor the execution of tasks of the Supply Chain Officers and ensure excellent execution. Where necessary, provide support and coaching

Experience / Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or preferred Master’s degree
• Background in Supply Chain
• At least 0/1 years of relevant work experience
• Affinity with FMCG market
• Knowledge of Planning or Stock Management
• Experience in stakeholder management
• Excellent communication skills (in Dutch & English)
• Entrepreneurial and growth mindset
• Analytic ability

For more info you can contact Joost Spape via