ViCentra is an innovative medical device company which focuses on the research and development, manufacturing, and commercialisation of a ground-breaking device for the management of diabetes.
Kaleido, the smallest and lightest insulin pump system currently available, is designed to help people with diabetes live life on their own terms: "For us, super accurate insulin delivery and improved control are non-negotiables, but discretion, simplicity and choice is our way of helping you live life in your own way".
Driven by ViCentra's desire to be meaningfully different, Kaleido aims to reduce the impact that diabetes can have on daily life. Utilizing Bluetooth wireless technology, Kaleido infuses colour and choice into the market, networking its hybrid patch pumps and handsets into a broader family of easy-to-use products and data services to create a customer-focused, integrated diabetes support service.
We are currently seeking a Master Planner to join our talented ViCentra team in Germany. Working for us you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. We also believe our continued success depends upon the engagement and development of our employees and we strive to provide an inspiring and supportive work environment.
As part of the Supply Chain team the Master Planner runs ViCentra’s end-to-end supply chain planning, supports the Commercial team on development of the constrained demand plan and works with Engineering, Production and Procurement to develop realistic supply plans which are incorporated in the aggregate supply plan. The Master Planner is a key driver of the Sales & Operations Planning process.
Main Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Maintains the aggregate supply chain plan and its input and outputs. Develops realistic and feasible supply plans which contribute to stable production and purchasing plans and realistic inventory plans.
Works with commercial team to collect user onboarding plans, set inventory levels at distributors and support the development of the (constrained) demand plan.
Maintains ViCentra warehouse safety stock targets at finished good levels to ensure agreed service levels to ViCentra’s distributors and users.
Facilitates the S&OP Cycle by hosting Demand review and Supply Review.
Liaises with internal stakeholders to collect non-user related demand for product studies and training events.
Provides production plan input for in house manufactured product to the production team.
Works closely with the Procurement team to align the aggregate supply plan with the purchasing plans.
Works closely with the Production, Procurement and Engineering team to collect demonstrated capacities and integrate capacity expansion plans in the aggregate supply plan.
Supports production in the development of the Production Schedule for components manufactured in-house.
Runs simulations of launch plan expansions and required capacity increases to facilitate investment or business planning with the finance team.
Runs simulations of warehouse and space capacity requirements in support of the Warehouse and Logistics team.
Focus on 0-6 month planning horizon as well as 7-36 month planning horizon
Drives continuous improvement of the supply chain planning toolset and contributes to the setup and incorporation into standard software solutions such as ERP.
The ideal candidate to join our team should have:
Bachelor/Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Engineering or equivalent
7+ years’ experience in supply chain planning in a supply chain network with internal and external production capacity and multiple distribution channels
Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken)
Excellent knowledge of MS Excel and understanding of data analytics tools such as MS Power BI
Excellent knowledge of ERP and understanding of Advanced Planning tools
It’s a bonus if you also have:
Experience in Medical Device industry
Experience in a scale up environment
APICS CPIM or CSCP is a plus
Experience with Tableau or other data visualization tools
What we offer
In addition to working on a ground breaking new product, you’ll be working in a small, friendly and highly motivated team; all ideas are welcomed and great work is rewarded. We’re also offering:
A very competitive salary + an additional 8% holiday pay (paid annually)
Full time (40 hours per week) 8 hours per day to be worked between 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday
25 days’ holiday per year (pro rata) + up to 13 ADV (time for time) days per year
A work environment where you can develop your skills, learn from the best and be rewarded for your imagination
Working in Utrecht you will be working in one of The Netherlands oldest cities with a beautiful medieval centre arranged around canals. Recently voted the most vibrant city in the country (with the largest University in The Netherlands) it is the fourth largest city in the country. It is situated in the centre of the country 48km south of Amsterdam (27 minutes by train) and as such is within easy travel of a number of cities and sights. Moreover, we have a word hard/ play hard approach and believe in creating a fun, exciting work environment so ping pong breaks, team lunches and outings are usual. The free coffee and snacks help too!
**We will start interviewing successful candidates without delay, therefore please submit your CV as soon as possible. If we like what we see we will contact you, if we don’t contact you within 4 weeks we’ve probably proceeded with other candidates but don’t lose heart as we might reach out to you if we have a different role or project we think might be a match**
If you've got any queries feel free to call +31 (0) 88 250 2900.
ViCentra is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Due to the international nature of the Company applications are only accepted in English and candidates must also have the right to work in the Netherlands.
Agencies: Please note ViCentra is committed to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. We do however work with an approved list of preferred suppliers but in line with our Preferred Supplier List we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and a position has formally been placed with the agency by a member of the HR team. We do not pay fees where speculative and unsolicited CV’s are submitted to ViCentra or ViCentra employees. Where this is not observed ViCentra reserves the right to contact these candidates directly and initiate discussions without payment of any agency fee.