Supply Planning Manager (Decorative Paints)

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Date: Sep 14, 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

1.    Lead and manage the Supply Planning Team for India HUB and in India to ensure the required service to the customer and the appropriate balance with costs and inventory for both finished goods and materials. 
2.    The Business is growing at approx. 10% and No of SKUs is increasing YoY. Currently 1900+ SKUs in FINI, approx. 500 RMs in RM and pack. There are 4 factories and 22 outsourcing units with 36 distribution centres from where customers orders are being serviced.
3.    Be the primary interface between the Business Unit and Supply Planning in South Asia for India Decorative business.
4.    Ensure successful transition of planning activities and support required to move products from India site. Be a key driver in ensuring each product is manage well to mitigate the risk of sales loss during transition. Present the plan in V-SMR and SMR.
5.    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.
6.    Implement and develop the needed processes and tools to perform the required planning activities.
7.    Develop the team and ensure their engagement.  
8.    Support the BU Supply Chain Manager on side projects and the deployment of the strategy and operational plans into the region.
9.    Ensure a good communication and integration with demand/Bus, manufacturing, procurement, logistics and finance and Impex team.

Key Accountabilities

•    Manage the supply planning team in the planning HUB (India) and in country (Local RM/PM Planner).
•    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.
•    Work closely with regional supply planning manager and hub planning manager to deploy the strategy and plans within the region.
•    Ensure the right collaboration with demand management/planning teams, manufacturing, procurement, logistics, customer service and finance.



•    University Education with at least 6 years’ experience in FMCG, Paint/Coating or Retail industries Supply Chain Improvement or consulting
•    At least a few years of management experience
•    High level of experience on Supply Planning, IBP processes, Planning tools, Supply planning, planning in SAP ECC and BI
•    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
•    Seen by others as credible, trustworthy, and open to new ideas
•    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 
•    Fluent in English

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: 33165