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Demand Planner

Posted 21 Jun 2024
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1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Are you Danone’s new Demand Planner? Are you looking for an international and people centric environment and growth opportunities? Please read on:

About the Job

Our Planning team is looking for a person that will take over planning of one of the categories. This entails gathering all the relevant inputs from internal stakeholders and using tools available (SAP-IBP & PBI) to create and align the demand forecast. Forecast is then fed further to Supply Planning and Finances and used to support decision making process thought Danone.

From Supply Planning point of view this role ensures the right Finished Good supply and inventories are in place to deliver our customers in full, while having minimal write-off cost.

Your main responsibilities

You will excel with perfect analytics and communication to support the growth of the business, transforming all data available in business into a good reliable and accurate forecast for your product portfolio.

From this pivotal position you will be responsible for:

  • Leading cross functional monthly Demand Reviews with topline and finance to discuss and understand the business dynamics to deliver an accurate forecast.
  • Constant analysis of the sales performance and monitor customer trends in order to make forecast recommendations and mitigate risks on out of stocks and write offs.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of GPS (Global Planning System), by providing information and analysis on volume trends used for financial reporting of the CBU
  • Alignment with factories on topics such as demand variations, production planning, stock settings and other recovery or anticipation plans.
  • Close collaboration with Customer Service and Sales to ensure availability and alignment in case of out of stocks.

OVER JOU

You are a team player who can easily connect with cross functional departments and strong in stakeholder management. You have strong communication skills to communicate with all levels and can easily build effective working relationships. For this role it is important to have a proactive attitude with a strong eye for detail.

In addition, you fit this role perfectly because you are/have:

  • A Bachelor degree in Supply Chain or related disciplines;
  • Working experience within a Supply or Demand planning role, within the food, pharma or medical industry.
  • You are an assertive person with high analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Good communication capabilities and stakeholder management skills;
  • Proficiency in MS Office Excel/PowerPoint/Word/Project/PBI
  • Languages: fluency in English mandatory, other languages considered a plus.
  • You already live in the Netherlands

OVER ONS

Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.

Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone Benelux meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?

We Offer

At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products.

We believe that each time we eat and drink, we vote for the world we want to live in. This powerful idea is at the heart of the ongoing Food Revolution, a movement which is inspired by people who care about where their food comes from, how it was grown and how it impacts their health and the health of…


We believe that each time we eat and drink, we vote for the world we want to live in. This powerful idea is at the heart of the ongoing Food Revolution, a movement which is inspired by people who care about where their food comes from, how it was grown and how it impacts their health and the health of the planet.

Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

Foods & Beverages
Hoofddorp
Active in 2 countries
2,800 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 35 years