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Demand planner fulltime m/v

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For one of the world’s leading medical technology companies we are looking for an experienced, ambitious

Demand planner m/v
Location: Amsterdam
To manage the International Inventory (free- and consignment stock) resulting in Optimal Service level at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.
Basic Function
The Demand Planner/specialist will direct its division to drive the creation of SKU level forecasts. For that objective the individual will lead the team of local and regional planners, and will facilitate necessary communication with business leaders, supply sites and Global Operations and Integrated Business Planning Managers. The individual will work with regional marketing and operations partners to reconcile and synchronize demand forecasts in order to maintain product availability while keeping inventory investments at targeted levels. The forecast provided will be used by the Global Operations Integrated Business Manager to help determine manufacturing needs and resources required to meet the plan. Investment decisions could be made based on the information provided by the Demand Planner/specialist.
Ensure on time delivery of high quality purchasing / selling forecasts
  of the Division by SKU and product line. Must assemble and analyze
  all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast: historical sales,
  market trends, seasonality, promotions, and inventory levels.  Will
  need to gather, analyze and validate data, review resulting statistical
  forecast models.
Meet customer service needs assuring a high standard of Customer
  Service and Supply Chain Planning metrics performance, while
  sizing the optimal inventory and meeting the committed inventory
  investment targets.  
Manage fill rates, forecast accuracy, and inventory metrics for his/her
Improve forecast accuracy by effectively analyzing sources of
  forecast error and recommending appropriate action plans.
Use Demand Planning tools and technologies and suggest
  improvements to improve the current demand planning process. 
Serve as the primary planning contact for Marketing, Sales and
  Finance business partners and also as the primary contact for the
  Global Operations Integrated Business Planning Manager and Plant
 • Flawless supply chain execution for all new product launches and
  new business plans, as well as existing base products.
Monitor SKU levels and recommend SKU rationalization initiatives
  for future consideration to Divisional Management.  Can make
  recommendations for targets based on changes in demand and
  market trends.
Participate in development, modification and improvement of
  procedures, policies, processes and technologies within the
  • Lead IBP meetings at divisional level and leverage best available
  cross-functional inputs and apply judgment based on knowledge of
  the business and robust cross-functional discussions.
People development and succession and backfill plans.
Contact person for the Local Sales Companies within the European
  Division regarding all outstanding purchase orders and pending
Close collaboration with Franchises to allocate products to specific
  Sales Companies and / or specific orders.
Responsible for the purchases of saleable goods (service level KPI
  “Days backlog critical items”.
Responsible for keeping EMEA stock levels in line with company
  guidelines (KPI inventory free stock (days)”.
Coordinate the Product Lifecycle Management within the local
  Organizations levels.
Responsible for keeping purchase related data (both static and
  dynamic) up to date within Oracle.
Supplier evaluation.
Initiating and participating in Supply Chain projects to improve
  productivity, processes and savings.

Profiel van geschikte kandidaat

Higher Vocational Education (HBO).
Experience with the Oracle e-Business Suite with regard to
  purchasing, inventory management, PLM and forecasting modules.
Pro-active approach in determining market needs and translating
  these needs into inventory requirement.
At least 3 years experience as a (demand) planner / purchaser in an
  international environment.
Experience in Material Management, Inventory Controlled
Experience in two or more of the following disciplines are required:
  Supply Chain Planning, Demand Management/Forecasting,
  Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Order Management,
  Inventory Management and/or Contract Manufacturing.  
Background in new product introductions and supplier metrics is
  preferred; experience of ERP systems is required. 
Strong negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to drive
  results through a global matrix structure is required. 
Proven ability to communicate and present to all levels of the
Strong analytical / quantitative skills 
Ability for decision making, to work under pressure, and capacity to
  make good judgment under critical situations. Accuracy and
  prioritization in a fast-paced environment. 
Team work and customer service orientation.
Knowledge of International Regulations
Good knowledge of the English, German and Dutch language
Special Training Required
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration,
  Materials Management, Life Sciences, Engineering or equivalent is
Hands on work experience with inventory, planning, order
   management and MRP computer systems are required.
Must have knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools,
  forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance,
  manufacturing and supply chain issues. Prior experience with
  demand planning tools like Oracle Demantra, Demand Solutions or
  SteelWedge is a plus.
APICS certification is preferred. Lean Manufacturing Training is also
  preferred. Process Excellence/Six Sigma tools, training and/or
  certification experience is highly preferred.
Fluency in English.  Fluency in a second language at international
  divisions is a plus.
Must be proficient in Project Planning software, Flow Charts, and
  management of Database tools. Must have experience using
  statistical software packages and must   be capable of extensive
  spreadsheet analysis.

Wij bieden

You will find an international US matrix organization that markets worldwide innovative products for the benefit of healthcare, you will be working at the European Headquarter in Amsterdam.
It is an absolute growth position with enough opportunities to develop yourself in this logistic operation, within an international work environment. 
With our client, good primary and secondary working conditions are obvious. 

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