Network Planner // Noord-Brabant, NL
Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands
4 dagen geleden

The company

Our client is a professional Food and FMCG organisation, based in Noord-Brabant Netherlands. This in an unique opportunity to become part of an international organisation.

Role description

Effectively use full-scale of (external) factories’ network to optimise European supply solution and provide production plans at the dedicated technology required to meet sales forecast at the agreed Inventory level.


Long-term (up to 36 months) and medium-term Production Planning (3-24 months horizon)

Communicate the medium & long-term production plans highlighting areas of concern and opportunity. Ensure appropriate use of pipeline minimum stocks, line utilisation (allowing appropriate response levels) and demonstrated manufacturing capacities to deliver the best level of customer service at minimum cost.

Ensure production capabilities are challenged and correctly reflected in the planning systems. Scenario building to model utilisation levels for new product start up / learning curves or line / factory shutdown scenarios.

Provide relevant information and reports for the local S&OP meetings and other stakeholders if requested. Effectively manage the COR+ process with all markets

Short-Term Production Planning (1week-3 month)

Respond to the recommendations of the Planning Tool (Apollo) and adopt production plans taking into account any constraints or changes (e.

g. R&P materials’ availability, Manufacturing and Sales performance) Communicate production plan to the factory schedulers or copack planner, align exceptions with Value Stream Managers or commercial and escalate the issues to Network Planning Manager as necessary.

Stock Management

Deliver & continually challenge Pipeline Minimum Stock (PMS) for all markets supplied. Look for opportunities and provide recommendations how to optimise inventory level and improve flexibility of Supply Chain.

Balance finished goods distribution between warehouses (markets and VEG HUB) to ensure product availability and minimized aged FG write-off.

Customer Service Level

Analyse the root causes of low service and address the issues to the appropriate functions through existing business processes


Inform all markets of stock discrepancies and supply shortages likely to cause restricted supply and resolve conflicts or escalate as necessary.

Ensure new products are planned correctly with adequate stocks for launch and account taken of risks of clearance / aged product.

Communicate all issues early to ATG. Ensure that all risks to supply are highlighted / discussed and appropriate actions taken in S&OP forums.

Maintaining data in several systems to aim for an accurate operation and output of the systems.


  • Conflict Management
  • Supply Chain Systems
  • Customer Focus
  • Written & Verbal Communication Skills
  • Other information

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