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Datum: 2-aug-2022

Plaats: Sassenheim, NL

Bedrijf: AkzoNobel

We zijn al meer dan 200 jaar pionier in een wereld vol mogelijkheden voor perfecte afwerkingen. De kans is groot dat onze producten altijd dicht in de buurt zijn. We zijn er trots op dat klanten van over de hele wereld vertrouwen op onze eersteklas merken en producten, waaronder Flexa, Sikkens, Dulux, International en Interpon. We zijn actief in meer dan 150 landen en willen wereldwijd leider in onze industrie worden, als meest duurzame verfbedrijf dat al ruim twee eeuwen kleur geeft aan de toekomst.


Purpose of the job

1. (35%) Analytics

  • Technical: Gather and interrogate data points to predict future demand requirements
  • Fundamental: Overlay external factors base on knowledge
  • Feed the forecast into the relevant systems
  • Track targets for MAD / BIAS & variance through Lags -4 to 0

2. (35%) Insight to Action

  • Support the Customer Demand Manager with the Demand Step in IBP
  • Provide a long term view for the Demand Review over a 4 to 36 month time horizon
  • Deliver actionable insight to inform the Demand Control process over 0 to 3 months

3. (30%) Ways of Working

  • Drive effective and accurate forecasting with Sales (internal)
  • Develop the Team’s accurate forecasting via collaboration with Customers (external)
  • Involve cross functional expertise to improve accuracy (e.g. Category)


Key responsibilities

  • Produce accurate and detailed forecasts in order to contribute to IBP process.
  • Accurately reflect customer plans across key metrics (e.g. Volume, GIV & PPL).
  • Challenge & manage the assumptions used in the sales forecast in order to inform the correct business decisions and gain learnings to improvefuture performance.
  • Monitor performance to forecast and lead discussions to tackle the issues as they arise.
  • Understand the impact of changes in the forecast on the wider business and keep Marketing/Finance and Supply chain informed of any changes.
  • Manage, analyse and take learnings from abnormal customer demands to inform decision making with the Demand Control process, whilst striving to meet Customer service requirements.
  • Gain Customer expertise and liaise directly with customers to understand their future business plans and activities.
  • Setting and tracking of forecasting KPIs.
  • Develops demand forecasts (operational and financial forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of the IBP process.
  • Developing cross functional relationships to facilitate high performance (internal).
  • Build Customer relationships to gather Market intel and understand Customer strategies that can be translated into forecasting (external).

What do you bring

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent.
  • Experience in constructing and maintaining forecasts.
  • Previous exposure to Supply Chain management.
  • Sales experience desirable.
  • Process driven to deliver incremental business efficiencies.
  • System capability, e.g. Infor, SAP, APO, Cognos, Contributor & BI.
  • Advanced Excel knowledge required.
  • Numerate, analytical and results oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, internally & externally

What do we offer

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays; participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan; travel expenses to and from work opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role laptop and mobile telephone flexible working environment

More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume and cover letter will be considered. If applicable, it is essential that you have a visa that allows you to work in the Netherlands. If you have any questions, please contact Dwight Sinester Talent Acquisition Partner, +31 880 030 731, option 2.

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Requisition ID: 19251