Planning Process Coach

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Date: Nov 27, 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

•    To deploy standard supply planning processes and solutions across regional Business Units & countries to drive planning excellence
•    Process coach in aspects of supply planning process
•    To improve maturity in supply planning processes by AkzoNobel standards.
•    To provide support for the implementation of supply planning improvement projects across region acting as subject matter expert
•    To ensure all the sites/countries provide quality input to ensure adherence of the SO&E and IBP process in the region.
•    To promote best practices and coach/train the key-users within the region.

Key Accountabilities

•    Asist the Regional Transformation Manager to standardize and implement the regional planning processes and solutions.
•    Lead the deployment of supply planning primary processes and solutions across the region following the A3 Planning roadmap and AkzoNobel Planning standards.
•    Train and guide Key-users in their specific planning process or tools.
•    Act as linking pin between the CoE BPM and Key-users
•    Tailor global designs to regional and customer specific characteristics
•    Work on the continuous planning assessment and benchmarking to identify improvement opportunities, including end to end value stream mapping.
•    Work with the global teams to roll out supply planning processes (Eg: IBP, S&OE, MDI process for Supply, Gatekeeping meetings).
•    Work with the Regional Process coaches and liaise with the central Master Data teams and System Support Experts on the master data update to ensure ERP system runs accurately.
•    Support delivering planning KPI’s in region.
•    Represent the supply planning practice in the region and support the enrichment and maintenance of the global Knowledge Management System.


  • At least 4 years in Supply Chain function; strong experience in operations, planning and good hands on exposure to IT/ERP related projects
  • Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Science or Engineering
  • APICS certified
  • Strong knowledge and experience with SAP preferred.
  • Strong project management skills and deadline accountability.
  • Functional excellence & credibility to drive the organization forward. 
  • Ability to operate effectively across different cultures and functions.
  • Good communication skills, strong command in English.
  • Awareness and compliance with general HSE requirements
  • Ability to travel 15-25% of time.

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: 33267 

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