Supply Planner- SAP & English

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Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Barcelona, ES

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. 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 the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose


1. Plan production, purchase and distribution of Finished Goods with a very high level of understanding trade-offs between service, inventory and costs.

2. The role requires a comprehensive understanding of existing and future capacity plans/constraints at the manufacturing plant and distribution network, and knowledge of how production capacity can be flexed to meet demand.

3. Contact point to VS supply planning manager for production and distribution plan sign off.

4. Contact point to scheduler for production plan release, adherence to plan, constraints and exceptions.

5. Contact point to logistics for stock transfer plan release, adherence to plan, constraints and exceptions.

6. Manage all assigned material activities related to production, purchase and distribution planning and ensure availability for the master production plan in line with MRP parameters and supplier contracts.

7. Manage and resolve OutOfStock and other exceptions

8. Ensure supply plan is aligned to service and OWC KPIs

9. Coordinate performance managements processes on SLOBs, Inventories and Service (Delivery Capability) across scope site / supply points

10. Implement and execute the replenishment policies and maintenance

Production Planning


Manage the MPS/MRP process and resolve exceptions in accordance with IBP rules.

• Master production plan 13-week horizon/ 1 week/daily release for production plant/ cells.

• Finite production and capacity planning based on factory calendar and EBQs.

• Reviews schedule adherence and drives improvement.

• Manage demand exceptions with Scheduler and SP Manager

• Balance service level (OTIF) and inventory targets (OWC), whilst understanding cost impacts on manufacturing.

- Inputs and maintains 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. Ensure rework and scrapping.


• Focused on results

• Good problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate analyses and synthesize recommendations

• Strong desire to challenge and improve status-quo

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility and able to work under-pressure

• Fluent and able to work in English. Understanding and sensitivity to different cultural behaviours.



• University Education (e.g. Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or other relevant discipline) with Degree or equivalent qualification

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. 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 accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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Requisition ID: 26820