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Teamlead Material Planning

Posted 15 May 2024
Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
German (Fluent)
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Amersfoort (NLD)
  • Professional - Experienced
  • 32-40 hours
  • Job-ID: 53511

Teamlead Material Planning

Do you want to contribute to FrieslandCampina’s success by ensuring a high level of competence within the Material Supply area? Would you like to manage & develop a team of Material Network Planners, be in close connection with our raw / pack material suppliers & procurement colleagues, and work on various projects to ensure raw / pack material supply? Then this role could be a great opportunity for you!

We are looking for a Team Lead Material Planning Europe, with a strong drive towards customer satisfaction and operational excellence, to join our Supply Team in the Business Group Professional & Trading

What we ask

  • You have a pro-active/ result-oriented attitude, are a team player and you show cost awareness in your actions and decisions
  • You continuously look for opportunities and improvements within daily work context, take ownership in implementing solutions, and you have good communication skills
  • Bachelor/ master level in Supply Chain management/ or otherwise an APICS certification
  • Knowledge of SAP planning systems & PowerBI preferred, and experience in working within a B2B Supply Chain environment
  • Good proficiency in English (speaking & writing), speaking Dutch and/or German is a plus
  • Willingness to travel to Meppel (1 day per week) & Lippstadt (2 days per month), besides working in Amersfoort

What we offer

  • A dynamic environment, where you will work within an international & diverse team
  • We believe in nourishing growth and offer training and personal development in order for you to continuously learn and grow in the direction you desire
  • Hybrid way of working is then new normal for us, where you can combine working from home and at the office
  • Of course a competitive salary, based on the weighting of your job, your experience and your training

Vacancy description

Lead a Material supply team

  • Leads a team of 3 material planners at location Meppel & Lippstadt
  • Sets up and executes a team year plan based on the department year plans together with the Local Supply Lead Meppel and Local Supply Lead Lippstadt
  • Supports with daily operating tasks in order to create a smooth and efficient material plan aiming for high availability of materials with lowest costs possible
  • First level of escalation in case of operational material planning issues / first point of contact for procurement team for operational topics

People development

Leads, coaches, motivates and develops team members

Planning of raw and auxiliary materials

  • Responsible for planning of raw and packaging materials given the internal stock policies to ensure availability of materials based on production planning while minimizing costs
  • Set ups contingency plans of supplier in case of shortage to prevent delivery issues
  • Tactical alignment with suppliers (performance reviews / long term capacity outlooks)
  • Responsible for stock management of raw and packaging materials (e.g. stock accuracy, FIFO principles)

Continuous improvement

Continuously looks for opportunities & improvements within daily work context and take ownership in implementing solutions such improvements of methods or systems

Information & Communication

Provides KPI dashboards and insights at request or at own initiative by means of periodical and ad hoc reports and/or analyses

Staying true to who you really are, that is your starting point at FrieslandCampina. Because it is precisely by embracing our differences that we can grow together. We want to create a working environment that allows all employees to bring their best and authentic selves. If who we are suits you, but you're not sure if you're the best fit for the role, we still encourage you to apply so we can help you find the role that fits you best.

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For thousands of people every day, we are more than just a dairy company. To our farmers, our employees, the communities we serve, the businesses we work with and the people to whom we bring happiness, FrieslandCampina means something more. For them it's not just about what we do, but who we are.

We value talented people from any background who want to contribute to something bigger than themselves. We encourage all of our employees to make decisions that benefit our entire company. At FrieslandCampina we own our own career and act accordingly. We trust you to make a difference in your job and influence the bigger picture. Working at FrieslandCampina means you are contributing to a better world.

The Team Lead Material Planning Europe is part of the Customer Supply Chain Professional. This Customer Supply Chain is supporting the 2Billion sized Business Group Professional & Trading. The material supply lead needs to work under time pressure and be flexible based on changes in production planning or production output. Given current scarcity in market on various Raw and Pack materials this role is more important than ever before.

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FrieslandCampina is a purpose driven company focused on winning in the global market for dairy based products. We want to be profitable, so we can make a positive, lasting impact. Not only does FrieslandCampina have iconic B2C brands, a big part of the business is in the B2B market, where we sell ingredients and semi-finished products to manufacturers of nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector globally.

Active in 30 countries
20,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 35 years