Posted: 9 June 2020

Global Planner (ingevuld)

Location: Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Role profile: Global Planner


Purpose of Role

Reporting to the Global S&OP and Planning Director, the incumbent is responsible, for a given product portfolio, for determining the demand plan in alignment with Sales and Marketing, creating a robust supply plan and delivering to the customer at the agreed service level while minimizing end-to-end cost-to-serve and working capital used for inventory


Key Individual Accountabilities

  • Partner with Sales and Marketing to determine the demand plan for the planning horizon, with forecast inputs from Sales teams, market intelligence inputs from Marketing teams and leveraging forecasting methodologies and models where appropriate
  • Create, monitor and deliver the supply plan according to the agreed service level and at lowest possible end-to-end cost and inventory usage. Depending on the supply point (eg. CMO, tolling), the activity can be partly delegated, however accountability remains with the role
  • Determine the key supply planning parameters in line with service level targets (stock parameters, lead times, batch / lot size etc), maintain the parameters in the tools and systems / in the operating rules with CMO, and implement data consistency routines
  • As part of the S&OP process:
    • Prepare and lead the demand review meeting with Marketing & Sales for each region
    • Prepare and lead the supply review meeting with Operations, by reviewing available capacities (demonstrated and projected) vs. plan, highlighting vulnerabilities and opportunities, assessing trade-offs and steering execution of gap closing action plans
    • Partner with Finance to quantify the implications of the plans and of the scenarios in terms of turnover, cost evolution and stocks
    • Prepare input for integrated reconciliation and Executive review meeting by assessing gaps, simulating scenarios, synthesizing findings in clear recommendations
  • Engage with stakeholders in effective way to manage short term deviations to the plans, provide supply chain input to allocation process in case of material shortage
  • Monitor planning / SC performance, drive action plans within scope
  • Review and propose supply network optimization (stocking points; decoupling points etc) for the products in scope
  • Actively engage in continuous improvement initiatives on processes, tools, performance management and capabilities to improve supply chain performance and reliability


Key Shared Accountabilities

  • Ensure that the production schedules are met, by ensuring a robust supply chain planning
  • Final Product Quality
  • Customer Satisfaction and complaints management
  • Ensure decision making on demand plans, supply plans, inventory plans process is supported by robust scenarios and explicit hypotheses


Key Leadership behaviors

  • Strong business acumen
  • Passion and planning
  • Problem solving skills & analytical capabilities
  • Ability to structure, synthesize and prioritize
  • Strong communicator, able to clearly convey complex messages very clearly
  • Collaboration & influencing skills: empathy, sensitivity to different cultures, ability to understand local context, various stakeholder profiles and agendas
  • Focus on continuous improvement, willingness to take controlled risks
  • Partner with other planners to further develop planning expertise, skills and build community
  • Cost consciousness
  • High focus on compliance
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