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Date: Aug 26, 2021

Location: Barcelona, ES

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

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   

Distribution 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.
  • Balance service level (OTIF) and inventory targets (OWC), whilst understanding cost impacts on manufacturing.
  • 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.
  • Manage and resolve OutOfStock and other exceptions

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.

Experience

  • University Education (e.g. Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or other relevant discipline) with Degree or equivalent qualification
  • 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. German/Russian desirable. Understanding and sensitivity to different cultural behaviours.
  • At least 1-year experience in Supply Planning in FMCG, Paint/Coating or Retail
  • Experience on Supply Planning in SAP and BI

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID: 7866