Supply Chain Planner

Supply Chain Planner

Job Title: Supply Chain Planner
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland
Salary: Up to €0.00 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH6887
Contact Name: Mark Crorkin
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 08, 2018 09:42

Job Description

Supply Chain Planner

This role oversees the Supply Chain planning (forecasting and inventory) requirements process. This is a hands-on position responsible for developing and executing short and long-term supply plans to balance the forecast and required service levels.

Designing and generating weekly and monthly (statistical) forecast reports.
Assemble and analyze all data relevant for creating the forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions and inventory levels).
Establish and utilize best methods (statistical models and software tools) in creating forecasts and respective inventory targets.
Make recommended adjustments to forecast and inventory targets based on changes in demand and market trends.
Conduct ongoing development of inventory strategies to determine cost-effective use of inventory investment while maximizing inventory turns and meeting service level targets
Develop and maintain purchase plan. Submit, monitor and report on purchase orders and stock transfers according to plans and stock transfers.
Chair forecast and inventory planning meetings with internal stakeholders, reviewing recommended sales forecasts and inventory goals (emphasis on product life cycles, new product introduction, and promotions).
Manage inventory targets (including safety stock levels), stock allocation and alignment with 3PL.
Prepare, report, and communicate forecast and inventory measurements to management (forecast accuracy, inventory plan vs. targets).
Evolving and maintaining documentation and standard operating procedures for supply chain planning processes and systems
Continuously improving forecasting techniques, method, and approach.
Other activities if requested

Educational background: Bachelor, preferably in Logistics or Supply Chain Management
Experience in and knowledge of purchasing, demand and supply planning and inventory management processes and systems
Experience in setting-up and maintaining advanced planning and replenishment systems
2 + years' experience in a relevant position

Advanced analytical skills
Detail oriented and accurate
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to meet deadlines, balance multiple responsibilities at one time and reprioritize as needed
Self-motivated and able to make timely, quality decisions
Ability to build relationships and work in a collaborative environment
Being able to work in a fast paced dynamic environment

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