Business Analyst (Supply Chain)

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Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Petaling Jaya, MY

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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Job Purpose

•    Provide business intelligence to produce Plan, Make, Deliver Power BI reports to ISC with support from GBS.
•    Coordinate and roll out digital agenda and execution for Plan and possibly Make
•    Make sure end-to-end digitalization of our supply chain is made visible in control towers, sites, warehouses and hubs.
•    Add value to the business environment by driving improvements and standardizations of the planning processes in collaboration with stakeholders, internal and external to the business. 
•    Provide guidance, support and organize training for the team. 
•    Enable and structure knowledge and best practice sharing. Setup / increase quality of governance structure and performance management (MDI)
•    Effectively plan, train, develop, GET (graduate engineering trainees) in Power BI and process improvement projects. 
•    Able to be the planning process, SAP masterdata management, tooling & system expert and coordinator of the region. 

Key Accountabilities

Planning Processes, Masterdata management and tooling & system usage 
•    Own the setup, standardization and maintenance of planning reporting / control tower and tooling & system usage within planning team.
•    Setup and own knowledge sharing structure / platform (like share point) with manuals, standard operating procedures (SOP’s), video’s etc. explaining our process standards and own once it’s up and running.
•    Setup and own onboarding program for new employees in our department
•    Setup clear governance structure (standard KPIs, MDI and control plans) to ensure process adherence and performance management.
•    Be the driving force behind best practices / standards sharing in the SC planning processes, master data management, tooling and system usage.
•    Proactively connect with all relevant stakeholders (manager, management team, COE, deploy team and planners) to update and be up to date about latest changes / developments.

Coaching / training & support
•    Drive capability improvements within the team by providing and/or organizing/coordinating training regarding planning processes, masterdata management & system usage for the planning team.
•    Support the team by acting as super user / expert for Power BI reporting, SAP masterdata, tooling & system usage related questions/issues.

Projects & Improvements
•    Drive/ensure business driven continuous improvement of planning processes, masterdata management, tooling & systems in close collaboration with project managers, deployment team and or planning COE.
•    Learn Power BI reports from other regions within Akzo Nobel and adapt it for South Asia region, create Power BI reports for SA regions where necessary, with support from GBS
•    Drive alignment / standardization within team and across functions in planning and master data processes and system usage
•    Together with manager align with COE on priorities and newest process, MDM, tooling & system improvements coming from their side.
•    Lead / Contribute to CI projects with process, tooling and systems expertise.


•    University Education (e.g., Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Economics, Business Administration or other relevant discipline) with Degree or equivalent qualification 
•    Minimum 4 years of professional experience in a Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Analyst role or Supply Planning role.
•    Analytical skills and results-oriented 
•    Experience with SAP-APO, ECC, Power BI and/or other systems 
•    Skills in SQL, Macros
•    Experience in Supply Planning, Material Planning and/or Inventory Management  
•    Takes ownership, is pragmatic and has a “can do” mentality to support the planning operations.
•    Works structured and autonomous.
•    Is able to build relationships with stakeholders at multiple levels in the organization.
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Multi-country experience and fluent in English. Understanding and sensitivity to different cultural behaviours. Mobility as some international travel will be required. 

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: 32908