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Manager Supply Planning & Procurement

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For an innovative, international pioneer in hardware and software solutions, we are looking for a Manager Supply Planning & Procurement. You will be responsible for creating the operational plan and making decisions that impacts the Supply Plan to meet customer demand. You act as the link between the Supply Chain Management and other divisions and have experience with Demand Plan creation for Finished Goods and Parts. You support team members in performing demand analysis and drive forecast accuracy through proven demand planning techniques including statistical modelling, consumption/consignment analysis, events management (e.g. Launches & promotions) and collaborative planning & replenishment processes. Main activities and responsibilities * Define inventory strategy and implement policies based on established supply chain techniques; * Create the procurement & inventory operations plan; * Define, control and monitor: Actively shape the digital roadmap for Supply Chain Planning as well as the internal (financial) communication about supply planning & purchasing KPIs; * Lead, coach and motivate he team of Supply & Procurement Planners; * Accountable for compliance of internal controls of inventory procurement, movement, transactions and accountings; * Interact with Sales and Marketing divisions, as well as local Sales Companies to understand demand forecast drivers; * Control supply replenishment needs based on demand and forecast, liaising with Sales Support teams; * Ensure accurate supply chain parameters and data in related enterprise resource and supply chain planning systems. Knowledge & Experience * Bachelor/Master degree, ideally in Supply Chain Management; * >8 years' experience in Supply Chain Planning role at management level; * Demand & Supply planning system knowledge (f.e. SAP IBP or Oracle); * ERP system knowledge, especially related to sales and distribution (SAP module or equivalent); * Advance Certification in Professional Forecasting & Demand Planning is a plus; * APICS preferred certification (CPIM, CSCP) is a plus; * Very good knowledge of the English language, spoken and written. Knowledge of other languages would be appreciated; * Proven experience with BSC, SLA's and KPI's; * Clear, concise and confident speaker; * Occasionally working on either a weekend day and/or national holiday may be required. Skills * Team player * Eager to learn * Flexible * Perseverance * Negotiator and coordinator * Self confidence * Pro active

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