Distribution Requirements Planner (DRP)

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Date: 3 Apr 2024

Location: Barcelona, ES

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

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Job Purpose


This position will be responsible to liaise with MPY manufacturing sites and replenish warehouses, and ensure that master data are set-up correctly in the system to facilitate the replenishment/planning process.


Key Accountabilities


  • Ensure distribution demand at SKU level.
  • Distribution plan full horizon / weekly release for Stock Transfer Orders / ICDs depending on the flows.
  • Inventory plan volume and value projection and warehouse / logistics capacity planning.
  • Reviews logistics schedule adherence and drives improvement.
  • Manage demand exceptions with Demand managers/planner, logistics and Supply Planning Manager.
  • Balance service level (OTIF) and inventory targets (OWC).
  • Ensure replenishment policies are defined and maintained for all SKUs, considering, shipment restrictions, shipment calendar, etc… including inventory stocking policies, safety stock levels on ERP system.
  • Inputs to inventory strategy on existing, new and phase-out products.
  • Manage reduction and prevention of slow and obsolete stock.
  • Monitor FINI distributed to DCs as contact point to resolve over/under stock position and resolve OutOfStock and other exceptions.


Job Requirements


  • University Education (e.g. Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or other relevant discipline) with Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Fluent and able to work in English. Understanding and sensitivity to different cultural behaviours.
  • At least 1-year experience in Distribution Planning in FMCG, Paint/Coating or Retail.
  • Experience on Distribution Planning in SAP and BI.
  • Good problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate analyses, and synthesize recommendations.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility and able to work under-pressure.
  • Able for an hybrid work model (2 home office days per week).


At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

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