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3 - 5 Years
October 27, 2018
Production Planner Malm, Full-time
AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. Were experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.
Bring your supply chain planning expertise to a highly liquid process
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, we supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet.
For some of the manufacturing sites in the Europe and Africa region, the production and material planning is done in Sassenheim, the Netherlands. To support this process we currently seek a proactive and accomplished
The core purpose of this role is to optimize production plans and minimize supply chain costs within operational constraints. This requires a very high level of understanding of the tradeoffs between service, stock and manufacturing costs, while managing all main planning parameters (like Safety Stock, Economic Order Quantity, etc.) as well as site constraints.
You will be working for an organization that is committed to your personal and professional growth. The position is based at Sassenheim, the Netherlands. Traveling could be required up to 25-30% of the time. The role is expected to be in charge of production planning for one of our sites in Sweden.
Responsibilities and deliverables
Plans typically have a 12-week horizon, within which you are responsible for finite production and capacity planning based on factory calendars and MOQs. You also ensure adherence to S&OP rules, while balancing service level and inventory against targets, and understanding the cost impacts on manufacturing.
In addition you review schedule adherence and improvement and promote effective relationships with the site. You also have input with regard to inventory strategy on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
Further, you work with the Scheduler, Production Planning Manager and the Demand counterparts to handle and resolve demand exceptions.
The Production Planners main responsibility is to plan production with a very high level of understanding of the trade-offs between service, stock and manufacturing costs.
He or she is the primary contact of the schedulers at site level to finalize production plans and discuss constraints and exception to the plan. He ensures CI on leading metrics like Scheduling Adherence & batch cycle times together with the Site Schedulers
Agree on a production plan with the Production Planning Manager and site.
Manage the production processes (MPS) resolving exception messages in accordance with S&OP rules.
Master Production Planning (12 week horizon) for a factory (or lines within) and RCCP (plan/site)
Perform production and capacity planning based on factory calendars and MOQs
Balance service level and inventory against target, while understanding cost impacts on manufacturing.
Reviews adherence to plan and propose improvement initiatives
Promotes effective relationships with the site
Inputs to inventory strategy on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs
Handle demand exceptions, working with Scheduler, Production Planning Manager and Country Supply Lead to resolve
Monitor KPI’s related to FINI and DC delivered by its production plant vs. targets, initiates actions to resolve issues and escalates to Inventory and Deployment Manager when needed
Support/lead implementation of projects related to service/cost/inventory/automation.
November 25, 2018
Integrated Supply Chain
Full time/part time
Job requirements/Candidate profile
University degree in Business, Logistics, Supply chain Management or Science is an advantage
In-depth understanding of manufacturing process and production strategies, Inventory Management and differentiated stock strategies and control
Supply planning knowledge and experience, and Process development experience
Experience with SAP-APO especially PP and Scheduling System is preferred
Multi-country and cross-cultural management experience combined with excellent communication skills
Fluent in written and oral English, other languages like Polish, Italian, French, Spanish and Turkish are an advantage.
For further information, please contact Allan Sedney, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88 010 6789 #2. We welcome your online application via the vacancy section at
www.akzonobel.nl/careers, reference number 180005CM, or use the apply link.
A pre-employment screening and online assessment may form part of the selection procedure.