Supply Chain Planner

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Date: Jun 28, 2022

Location: Sassenheim, NL

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.

As our planners develop their careers and move on, we are continuously looking to hire new talented planners.

Have you ever thought of being part of a company that protects some of the world's iconic landmarks, such as the Brooklyn bridge? Or a company that helps a formula one car withstand a 540˚C heat with just a 25-micron thick coating? Our vision at AkzoNobel has seen us constantly embrace new ideas and develop revolutionary products to keep us at the forefront of the paint & coatings industry. We supply sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities and the environment are increasingly relying on. We are committed to science-based targets and taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations. If you share our vision and would like to work in a young and dynamic team at one of the highest-ranked Dutch employers, it's time for you to apply! 

You will become part of the supply planning team of 60+ highly diverse, international, and young supply chain enthusiasts from over 20+ nationalities. We are proud that diversity is one of our core values that helps us stay connected with various cultures, backgrounds, & identities. With our diverse culture, we are strongly connected by creating a shared mindset characterized as ambitious, open-minded, proactive, informal, and collaborative. 

Our team develops a supply chain network that serves millions of customers. Through our vast number of suppliers, manufacturing locations, and warehouses worldwide, we manage to keep all our customers satisfied! Are you keen on being a part of a young team that makes all these networks function as smoothly as possible from the beating heart of our sustainable supply chain organization? Your potential team includes various interdependent planning functions that complement each other to satisfy all your internal and external stakeholders. Through this role, not only will you boost your capability and networks, but you will also be an essential part of Akzo Nobel’s young and significant pillar that runs most of its supply chain activities.   

From our Above Market Planning hub (AMP) in Sassenheim, supply planners collaborate with main stakeholders in demand, manufacturing, logistics, procurement, as well as external suppliers to ensure a high service rate for all. Our planners make sure to integrate their top-notch supply chain abilities in setting a plan for our global sites to satisfy demand, while taking complex constraints into account. 


Our planning roles

Production Planning: you develop and own the plans for a paints/coatings production site, focusing on serving customer demand while making efficient use of resources on site
Material Planning: you ensure the raw materials and packaging needed to achieve the production plan are available on time. You develop strong relationships and manage performance with suppliers and procurement.
Products for Resale (PFR) Planning: you ensure availability of the products that we sell alongside our paints and coatings but that we do not produce ourselves, such as spray paints, paint samples, brushes or tape.
Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP): specific for Automotive & Specialty Coatings you ensure the optimized distribution of products from the central warehouse to the different warehouses across a complex global distribution network.

The supply planning teams in our AMP department are a highly diverse mix of over 60 supply chain enthusiasts with over 20 different nationalities from across the globe. As diverse as our backgrounds and identities are, we are strongly connected via a shared mindset that can be characterized as ambitious, proactive, informal and above all collaborative.

​​​​​​​What can you expect from us?

The department is highly committed to the personal and professional growth of our planners, and their career development towards becoming our future leaders or experts. We therefore actively encourage and facilitate: 

  • Frequent coaching and feedback sessions 
  • Extensive Trainings, both on hard and soft skills 
  • Continuous improvement and participation in (cross-functional) projects 
  • Making horizontal and vertical career steps. Both in and outside our department 

What do you bring?

To Apply for this exciting opportunity for taking your career to the next level you should have: 

  • Master’s degree in Supply Chain or Operations, or alternative Master with a convincing motivation for supply chain 
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills 
  • A sharp analytical mind, able to translate challenges into numbers and numbers into conclusions 
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills 
  • An open-minded and flexible approach necessary to learn and succeed within our dynamic, multicultural environment 
  • Excellent written and spoken English. 

Not essential but a clear advantage: 

  • Working experience in supply chain 
  • Familiarity with ERP systems such as SAP 
  • Fluency in another language spoken in certain European countries 

Become part of an outstanding company

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: Competitive salary with 44 holidays/leave days: Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan 

  • Compensation for travel expenses to and from work  
  • Possibility/ flexibility to work from home, including a budget for office supplies  
  • Many fun company events planned by Young AkzoNobel (YAN) like drinks, ski trips, Christmas parties, museum visits, concerts, and many more 

More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via Only online applications will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Zuhal Tarakcilar, Talent Acquisition Partner, +31 880 030 731, option 2. Or send an email to


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 17275