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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Food & Beverage
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  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      July 14,2022
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    Supply & Inventory Planner

    Bring your passion. Build the future.

    Are you proactive and analytical? Do you want to start your carreer in Supply Chain and do you want to work in an environment that is moving forward in food production? Have a look!
    For our site in Leeuwarden we are hiring a:
    Supply & Inventory planner

    DSM Food Specialties provides specialty enzymes, cultures, probiotics, bio-preservation, sugar reduction and savory taste solutions to the food and beverage industry. Our ingredients and solutions enable our customers to make healthier and more sustainable consumer products. We are passionately driven to partner with our customers to create food choices that people around the world can truly enjoy, whatever the local preference. We believe that better processed food should be affordable and accessible to more people, today and in the future. Our specialty ingredients enable better food for everyone, and by better, we mean better tasting, more affordable, more nutritious, more variety, produced efficiently with less resources & waste, with a longer shelf life and produced with fewer chemicals.

    Our site in Leeuwarden produces cultures for the cheese industry. We have two plants on site where you will be working closely with. As a Supply & Inventory planner you play a central role within the Supply Chain of Service Dairy Ingredients and will be responsible for an optimal product availability & inventory level based on agreed inventory plans, demand plan, agreed service levels and the supply strategy. In this position you will report to the Supply Network Planner.

    • You ensure that all processes with regard to Supply Planning, Production Planning and Inventory management are executed in line with the S&OP, according to DSM Food Specialties (DFS) standards and supportive of the overall DFS business goals and objectives.
    • You support and actively participate in the DFS S&OP process, participate in Monthly Operational Review Meetings and provide information for the Supply Review Meeting;
    • You are accountable for the master production planning & customer order release management for third-party manufacturers based on the network supply requirements;
    • You actively manage production capacity at the third-party manufacturers to balance supply reliability and financial impact;
    • Collaborate with key-stakeholders (Product Manager, Business Line Manager, Purchasing, Tolling Manager & Sales) to get essential inputs and reach cross functional consensus.
    • You work closely with the third-party manufacturers, customer service, demand planner and logistics to ensure a smooth operation;
    • You are accountable for the planning, inventory management & purchasing plan for one of our Service Dairy Ingredient suppliers;
    • You are the owner of different types of master data (Production versions, recipes, material master, purchasing) in several supporting systems (SAP, OMP);
    • You participate actively on the implementation of new projects initiated by the company and give appropriate feedback about projects status versus plan in terms of qualitative and timely execution.
    • You support, manage and initiate initiatives to continually improve processes, KPI’s, inventory levels, and to optimize operational costs through all stages of the supply chain process.
    • You ensure compliance with DSM policies, procedures and work instructions as well as SHE and external requirements.

    We Bring
    • A safe and inclusive workplace with a respectful and fun team.
    • Work in a learning environment and grow within the organization depending on your own ambitions.
    • A growing site where you can contribute to double the output.
    • A chance to drive improvements and change by bringing your own ideas to the table. You can join us on our journey towards operational excellence.
    • A good Collective Labor Agreement and competitive salary.
    • Besides 25 paid holidays and a possibility to buy additionally up to 13 extra holidays once full time employed.

    You Bring
    • A Bachelor in Business or Supply Chain management or similar;
    • You gained experience in either planning or supply chain during your internship;
    • You are analytical and can work under pressure: you quickly see the core of the problem and you are able to translate this into practical solutions;
    • You have good skills in planning and priority settings: you make plans for your own work and you set priorities;
    • You have excellent communication skills – you quickly correct problems and could effectively interact with all levels of the organization;
    • You have good problem-solving skills and act as a team player. Together with your colleagues, you work towards a common goal. You continuously work to achieve results and you focus on continuous improvement of processes;
    • You are highly organized, have a strong sense of urgency, ability to multi-task with exceptional attention to details;
    • Experience in working with SAP. Experience with OMP or other advanced planning systems would be an advantage.
    • Fluent in English and Dutch.

    About Us
    No matter which team you are on, at DSM you’ll be part of a powerful shared purpose – to create brighter lives for all. You’ll get opportunities to work collaboratively with different departments and industry experts to make a positive difference to the future of millions of people and the planet we all share. Together, we’ll understand the needs of every customer and offer solutions that promote their success and impact, today and in the future.

    How to apply?
    Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV & motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. Please be so kind to use the link provided.
    For further information you can contact, Martin Zwart, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner (

    A Pre Employment Screening, reference check and assessment can be part of the recruitment process. You will be informed when these procedures are required.

    Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see or connect on

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