Supply Planning Manager

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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 - The role


Lead and manage the Supply Planning Team for your BU/Region to ensure the required service to the customer and the appropriate balance with costs and inventory for both finished goods and materials.

Be the primary interface between the Business Unit and Supply Planning in EMEA.

Provide guidance, support and proactively drive tactical and strategic improvements of planning processes in collaboration with stakeholders, internal and external to the business.  


Supply Planning Manager - Key Objectives


-    Ensure the region is meeting the targets month after month in terms of OTIF (Delivery Capability), Inventory (DIO) and SLOBs (%) optimizing the impact on manufacturing, logistics and procurement costs.

-   Implement and develop the needed processes and tools to perform the required planning activities.

-   Develop the team and ensure their engagement. 

-   Support the BU Supply Chain Director on improvement projects and the deployment of the strategy and operational plans into the region.

-   Ensure good communication and integration with demand/Bus, manufacturing, procurement, logistics and finance.

Key Activities


 Manage the Supply Planning team for the different sites in your BU/Region.

-   Demonstrate leadership according to company values, walking the path with the team.

-   Implement the right and agreed governance in the planning team.

-   Implement and develop MDI and Tier meetings.

-   Ensure the right setting of objectives, performance and development of the team.

-   Liaise with BU leadership to ensure business targets are achieved.

-   Develop and implement details plans to improve performance on service, inventory and SLOBs, but as well on efficiency and improvement of the processes.

-   Guide team members in their day to day activities management.



Education & Experience


-  University Education (e.g. Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or other relevant discipline) with at least 6 years’ experience in FMCG, Paint/Coating or Retail industries Supply Chain Planning or improvement.

Strong understanding of production planning and inter-dependencies with Material Planning

-  At least a few years of management experience

-  High level of experience on Supply Planning, IBP processes, Planning tools, Supply planning, planning in SAP.

-   Change management: ability to manage a diverse range of stakeholders

-   Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and communicator, able to listen, able to handle team tensions

-   Stress resistance, flexible, problem solving attitude. Project Management skills

-   Focused on results

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

-   Fluent in English. Other languages are a plus.



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: 28263