Stroom is looking for a Demand Planner Benelux, Nederland
This company has ben enchanting the world with chocolate for over 175 years. The traditional Swiss company with its roots in Zurich is a global leader in the premium chocolate sector. Today they produce quality chocolates at its 11 factories in Europe and the USA. Its products are sold by 28 subsidiaries and regional offices, in around 500 of its own shops as well as via a network of more than 100 independent distributors around the globe and with more than 13.500 emplyees.
Working from their office in the heart of Rotterdam the Demand Planner is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with customers and products. Based on the commercial plans the Demand Planner leads the S&OP process in order to fulfil the demand at the required service levels and the financial planning. This role is responsible for all inbound activities (from sourcing to local distribution center) and intercompany transport planning. The Demand Planner is the first point to contact to manage 3rd party logistics providers and vendors. This role reports to the Supply Chain Manager.
Volume & IC Planning
Develop effective forecast models based on trends and demand patterns on both operational and tactical horzon (base, seasonal and promotion planning).
Work closely with all factories to ensure correctness of volumes and timings of goods delivery for customers
Leading the monthly S&OP Cycle
Interact with sales, marketing, and finance to understand demand forecast drivers and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts (demand creation and consolidation).
Manage finished goods & co-packing inventory to balance the need for safety stock and perishible inventory.
Weekly stock reconciliation and solving identified disrepancies.
Manage 3rd Pary Logistics Providers
Manage 3re party logistics providers and vendors for warehousing, transportation and co-packing.
3-5 years of experience within FMCG supply chain/operations/logistics environment
Strong analytical skills
Excellent organizational skills
Problem solver, thinks in opportunities and challenges
Quality driven: accuracy, efficiency and professionalism are key attributes required