Supply Planner

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Date: Mar 31, 2023

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


Responsible for the creation of a consistent mid term plan, ensuring the RM availability, and the production plan execution. Through a close cross functional collaboration to ensure a solid relationship and performance

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.

Supply Planner - Key Accountabilities


  • Review the 12wk outlook for the supply plan, taking into account capacity agreements and storage capacity on the site.
  • Support the site with analyses of KPIs to increase performance and improve visibility. 
  • Contact point to the site for production and logistics plan release, adherance 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
  • Provide impact analysis when needed to show the impact of decisions or scenarios to the plan. Support on reporting where necessary.
  • Balance service level (OTIF) and inventory targets (OWC), whilst understanding cost impacts on manufacturing.

Education & 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
  • At least 3-year experience in Supply Planning in FMCG, Paint/Coating or Retail.
  • Expert on Supply Planning in SAP and BI
  • Experience on IBP processes, Advanced Supply Planning tools
  • Project and Change Management skills
  • Fluent and able to work in English. Other languages are a plus. Understanding and sensitivity to different cultural behaviours. 
  • Experience on coordinating teams and managing stakeholders

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: 28255