Manager, Master Planning Specialties
Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
- The manager master planning leads a team of about seven master planners. The responsibilities of the team include:
- Keeps the crucial overview for Supply Chain, combining several interests:
- Combines input from a demand planning overview and orders already placed to determine what products have to be made. Determines what products will be produced.
- Determines where these products can best be produced - spreads the demand in a cost effective way over the plants in a way that will serve our customers best and at the lowest conversion costs.
- Determines based on the system what amount of materials has to be ordered for what location.
- Determines the level of inventory needed - minimizes variations in inventories.
- Has an overview of approximately 1 quarter.
- Manages risks by managing in an optimal way the variation in demands by various customers.
- Informs several parties involved: demand planning, customer service, scheduling etc
- Works very closely with multiple stakeholders outside Supply Chain, like Manufacturing, Product Management & Sourcing.
- Excellent leadership skills in order to lead a large number of direct reports in an energetic and inspiring way and bring the organization to the next level.
- Strong influencing skills, with the ability to operate effectively within a matrix environment gaining commitment at all organizational levels. Ability to influence people without the need of a direct reporting line.
- Strong analytical and conceptual skills and able to think on a tactical level. Able to distinguish in priorities.
- Work independently in a rapid changing environment, taking responsibility for delivery of business expectations.
- Strong communication skills and capable to communicate at different levels (from shop floor up to business leaders).
- Fluency in English.
- Master level degree in Business, Logistics, Engineering or comparable.
- Experience and systems knowledge/affinity are highly valued.
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