Planning specialist, Belgium

Planning specialist, Belgium

Job ID: 164998
Location: Belgium, Europe
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Job Type: Permanent
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Exciting opportunity for a experienced Planning specialist to join an excellent brand name company.

Job purpose

As Planning Specialist for the you are part of the Logistics & Supply Chain Planning department and actively participate in the S&OP and Budget processes. You monitor the balance between demand and supply in 14 manufacturing plants a tactical horizon.

As Planning Specialist you interact with other LSCM teams (production planning, distribution planning, strategic planning) as well as with cross-functional departments such as Sales, Manufacturing and Product Planning departments, both within the Headquarters as within the regions.

The Planning Specialist is in charge of the production priority settings and the implementation of the stock targets tactics, and identify bottlenecks and opportunities in the future production plan and propose countermeasures if requested.


Main responsibilities

1. S&OP:
  •        Setup and execute Monthly Tactical run using the OMP tool
  •       Analyse plants and machines load
  •        Identify Bottlenecks/issues and propose countermeasures
  •        Identify potential opportunities and present them to Sales and manufacturing
  •        Participate in Pre S&OP meetings
  •        Propose different scenarios/options to trigger business decisions
2. Production allocation for plants:
  •        Setup and execute Yearly Budget run using OMP
  •        Calculate Import needs for budget
  •       Analyse plants and machines load
  •        Close collaboration with Strategic, Technical Centre Europe and Industrialisation teams
3. Tactical Planning:
  •        Setup production priorities in agreement with sales Department
  •        Implement stock targets strategies in collaboration with Inventory optimisation team
  •        Identify plant mold (manufacturing equipment) needs
  •        Lead Handover meetings to production planning
4. Continuous improvement:
  •        Collaborate with IT and Centre of Excellence to improve OMP tool and processes
  •        Take active part in projects 
  •        Process harmonisation of newly added regions into the EMEA HQ 

  • Degree level expected: Bachelor or Master degree in Supply Chain, Operations or Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in Supply chain areas (Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Production planning, Inventory management, S&OP process) within a complex international environment
  • Advanced level in Excel, experience with SAP/OMP/VBA is a plus
  • Fluent in English, any other European language is a plus

Required capabilities
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Detail-oriented and accurate
  • Ability to proactively identify and resolve issues
  • Prompt re-activity in front of unexpected events
  • End to End view
  • Process oriented and continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to effectively communicate and understand parties’ needs to efficiently collaborate with cross-functional teams, within Logistics & Supply Chain and with the plant production planners

To be considered APPLY NOW or Contact Niall at IC Resources on  +44 (0) 1189073072

+44 (0)118 988 1150

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