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      August 18,2022
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    Demand Planner

    As Global Demand Planner you will focus on increasing the efficiency of the supply chain through targeted parameters and associated KPIs. Do you have outstanding analytical skills and are you willing to drive change in a company with a ‘data driven’ focus? If so, then we are looking for you!

    Global Demand Planner
    Fulltime, Amersfoort
    Salary per month: EUR 4.500 – 6.750 before tax

    Your challenge as a Global Demand Planner
    The role will focus on increasing the efficiency of the supply chain through targeted forecast accuracy and associated KPI’s to ensure our product is available to meet the sales plan while minimizing operational costs. You will deliver a monthly demand plan as part of the business planning process which is approved by Demand Management. As a Global Demand Planner, you will interact frequently with other functional colleagues and the business. You are part of a global organization where co-operation, interaction and knowledge-sharing are key. Your responsibilities:

    • Demand Forecast
    You analyze and manage the forecast with a time of relevance of 1 month to 24-month future horizon. Moreover, you will make a detailed demand history that can be aligned to forecast for comparison and context. Furthermore, you will report monthly to the Demand Management scorecard.

    • Stakeholder Management
    You coordinate the execution of the demand plan with responsible sales teams and customer services teams incl. effectively managing any exceptions with supply capability. Moreover, you work collaboratively with the Sales Managers to ensure key assumptions on anticipated market movements and commercial strategy are reflected within the forecasts.

    • Forecast Segmentation and Statistical Forecast Models:
    You realize forecast segmentation to identify materials applicable to collaborative forecast and products that require market information. Moreover, you re-evaluate at least annually to ensure correct forecast segment. Therefore you will make use of SAP and Arkieva.

    • SAP master data & Power User Arkieva:
    You create material for training of users of SAP/R3. Moreover, you will carry out training of relevant personnel to support continuous improvement (Planners, Sales Managers, and Customer Service etc.) Furthermore, you act as a project leader or participant in demand management projects with a minor (financial) impact. The focus in these projects is on SAP and Arkieva changes. The scope includes the management of external expertise.

    • Business planning
    You support preparation and facilitation of Regional Demand Reviews. Moreover, you provide input to the Supply Management Review (SMR) in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs. You also co-lead the Demand Supply Review (DSR) to drive tactical implementation of the approved plans. Finally, you collaborate throughout the business project management process in the development of the plan, providing ad-hoc analytics and reports.

    • Improvement Suggestions:
    You propose tools and structures for the improvement of the planning function and, after consultation the Business Project Manager, you implement these structures. You also manage specific Supply Chain projects to meet budget requirements, project timelines, goals and business objectives.


    We are a global specialty chemicals leader and supply industries worldwide with essential chemicals for the manufacture of products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, as well as cleaning and personal care items. Over the course of our nearly 400 years of existence, we have built up a wealth of expertise, forged long-term customer partnerships, and earned a place among the best performing companies in our industry in terms of safety, sustainability, and reliability. Nouryon operates in over 80 countries around the world.

    Performance Formulations
    Performance Formulations focuses on business lines based on tailored performance that require a high level of customer intimacy, such as those for personal care and agriculture.

    Have you got what it takes?

    To be eligible for this challenging position, you have demonstrable capability to analyze data (including mass cross-reference data validation, trending and forecasting). Moreover, you like to drive change for supply chain and business process. We consider experience in the chemicals business as a bonus.
    Next to this, you:

    • Have preferably a Bachelor’s or Master’ degree in in Business, Mathematics, Engineering, Supply Chain, or related discipline.
    • At least 1-3 years of relevant working experience in supply chain is preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of SAP, Arkieva, Business Warehouse and Excel. Moreover, experience with APICS CPIM is preferred.
    • You own competences such as: ability to prioritize and proactively complete projects with little direction, process driven attitude, results - orientated and strong analytical skills.
    • Have very good English communication skills and you can communicate with all functional levels within the business.

    As Global Demand Planner you must take into account that your travel time is up to 10 %.

    This is our offer
    When you join us, you will be part of our fascinating and ambitious international environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues. A company that develops, produces and sells products that are essential for everyday life. Where employees aim high, take ownership and do it right. Our employment package comprises:

    • A permanent contract.
    • A competitive salary, between EUR 58.500. and 88.000, based upon the experience you bring.
    • An attractive bonus scheme.
    • 35 vacation days.
    • An excellent pension plan.
    • The option to participate in a collective health insurance.
    • Training opportunities.

    Internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects with like-minded people, you will help us become first choice for our customers and employees, all over the world.

    Are you eager to start your career at Nouryon as Global Demand Planner?
    Then we are looking forward to receiving your online application via our website. Please use the ‘apply’ link on this page and upload your CV and job specific cover letter. Any questions? Please contact Marco Hoet, Recruiter,

    Note: applications via email will not be taken into consideration.

    A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

    We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.

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    7 Sep 2022
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