Demand & Supply Planner

Leiden

Do you get energy from establishing something new and building bridges between different departments? Are you up for a challenge to improve our planning? Then you are our new Demand & Supply Planner!

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As our Demand & Supply Planner we will welcome you to our Foods division. Your main mission is to align incoming purchases and sales, and balance service and costs throughout the supply chain.

You will be the linking pin between Purchasing, Sales and Operations. Since planning is a relatively new discipline within WCSG, you are an entrepreneurial person with hands on mentality, who is eager to 1) setup new processes, and 2) determine the right tools and procedures, supporting the purpose of the role.

You will be working within a dynamic department. The atmosphere in the team is informal and the team is young, ambitious and international. This department consists of the sections Sales, Purchase and Operations. 

As Demand & Supply Planner you work closely with the Purchasing and Sales Manager, the Operations Lead, and the VAS Manager. You will report to and regularly spar with the Operations Lead. With your analytical skills and ability to bring people along in change, you'll add a lot to the team.

 

This is how you tackle your day. You: 
  • Set up a forecasting method and align this with the planning tools in our ERP;
  • Coordinate the best use of warehouses (internal/external) for overall stock management of WCSG;
  • Forecast on necessary capacity on a 1/3/6 month outlook on inbound, outbound and storage;
  • Manage different stakeholders, report the numbers, forecasts and other relevant input in easy-to-digest analyses;
  • Find and adopt the right tools (software, ERP) to support the planning process;
  • Identify process improvements and implement them on a project basis.
This is you!

You think and act like an entrepreneur: you can work independently, but you can just as well think and act as a valuable part of the team. You take initiative, you keep an overview of all your tasks and their relation to the bigger picture. You identify emerging opportunities and when suitable for us, you jump on them. 


Profile
  • You have a HBO/WO education/Masters or Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain & Logistics or Business Administration;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English;
  • You have a minimum of 2-4 years work experience in Demand & Supply Planning in an international oriented organization;
  • You are proficient with Microsoft Office, knowledge of reporting tools (preferably QlikView) and ERP (Navision is a plus);
  • Experience in an FMCG company is a plus.

 

Being part of West Coast Supply Group means:

Having the freedom to find your own winning formula. We are a multicultural (we currently have 26+ nationalities in our team) and dynamic group of individuals, who all share a top-scoring mentality and a commercial mindset. You will feel part of our team, meet amazing colleagues, and make new friends in no time. West Coast Supply Group’s people make it a power factory; the open-minded and collaborative team is key to (y)our success: we cheer each other on, you can ask for help, and you have the freedom to be your own entrepreneur.

 

You can look forward to:

  • A competitive salary & benefits à la carte package, including a 13th month salary, options for selling and buying vacation days, a Diversity Day and much more…
  • A customised plan with your personal and professional goals and growth opportunities;
  • Open ears for your innovation and ideas, and room for realizing them;
  • A warm and healthy lunch in our restaurant;
  • An after-lunch stroll along the beautiful canals of Leiden, right outside the office or the time to challenge your colleagues to a game of ping pong, darts or table soccer;
  • A celebratory kroket: every great deal gets cheered on with a free kroket for everyone. Yay!
  • A drink at the bar on our top floor every Friday afternoon;
  • Awesome team events and legendary annual parties.

 

 

     Let's go!

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    Stories from our Supply Chain team

    “I really enjoy the young and energetic atmosphere – especially the diverse music styles at the office. WCSG is not an old fashioned corporate! We are always seeking new opportunities to improve and grow.” - Jan

    Energetic Good vibes, good music, good energy
    Improving We seek new chances to grow and get better
    Team work Together we reach our goals

    Stories from our Supply Chain team

    “I am proud that WCSG is always exploring new opportunities and opening new possibilities in our business. All the employees are sharing the same goal. The word 'impossible' is not in our vocabulary and we are growing together with the company.” - Wim

    Always exploring We are constantly on the lookout for expansion
    Alignment Everyone knows where we go and what it takes to get there
    Everything is possible We find ways to make it happen

    Stories from our Supply Chain Team

    “Seeing the progress I have made together with my team is something that makes me proud. Teamwork and a good atmosphere within the team is what motivates me every day.” - Debora

    I am proud of our progress I progress through and with my team
    Positive team spirit There is a positive atmosphere and a true team spirit
    I am motivated every single day I get out of bed because I love what I do

    Any questions?

    Contact me to discuss the role and to get answers to your questions.

    Esther Schudel - Recruiter esther.schudel@westcoastsupplygroup.com

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