Supply Planner Automotive

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Date: Dec 3, 2023

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.

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Supply Planner Automotive 


Purpose of the Job 

  • Plan production, purchase and distribution of Finished Goods with a very high level of understanding trade-offs between service, inventory and costs. 
  • 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.
  • Contact point to VS supply planning manager for production and distribution plan sign off.
  • Contact point to scheduler for production plan release, adherence to plan, constraints and exceptions. 
  • Contact point to logistics for stock transfer plan release, adherence to plan, constraints and exceptions. 
  • 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.



Distribution Requirements Planning:

  • Ensure consolidation of independent, dependent and distribution demand at SKU level
  • Requirements inventory netting and DRP process management. Resolve exceptions in accordance with IBP rules.
  • Distribution plan full horizon / weekly/daily 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.


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.


Job Requirements

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

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.

Requisition ID: 32942 

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