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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
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    Management & Business Others
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    Supply Chain and Procurement
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  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      April 27,2021
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    Central Material Planner

    Company Description

    At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love.

    What’s it like to work at JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS?

    We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS: A coffee for every cup

    Working with us means you’ll be making an impact in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We work as a team, celebrating success and supporting one another. Our associates work with a diverse group of like-minded people, in an innovative environment committed to doing the right thing – all across the world. What you do here will get noticed.

    Job Description

    We are looking for a Central Material Planner who will be responsible for short to long term planning of packaging materials. Your goal is to ensure the availability of packaging materials for our European manufacturing units so we can deliver to our retail and out-of-home customers on time and in full. The role requires you to build and maintain a solid relationship with our suppliers. You will work closely with various stakeholders and functions, including Manufacturing, Demand Planning, Central Planning and Procurement.

    In this role, you will analyse future demand trends, determine the right inventory level and secure supplier capacity in the network by setting up regular reviews with our suppliers and manufacturing units. You will drive the standardisation of the Material Planning function and deploy these standards to the different planning teams in our manufacturing units to improve quality, productivity and service level.

    Standards and Processes
    Improve efficiency and results by developing and implementing global standards for the material planning function. Drive collaboration within the material planning community

    Performance Management
    Regular reviews with key suppliers to monitor KPIs, demand and production plan. Secure materials supply to the factories. Install end-to-end collaboration with the suppliers

    Capacity Planning
    Monitor supplier long term capacity in weekly / monthly reviews. Use scenario planning to give insights to the suppliers on the long term demand trends. Define a clear strategy on Safety Stocks

    Supplier Agreements
    Perform Supply Chain Audits of key suppliers and agree Service Level Agreements (SLA) together with Procurement and Logistics Managers of the factories


    To be successful in this role, you preferably have a Master’s degree and are looking for your second career step (about 3-5 years of experience in Integrated Supply Chain) within a leading FMCG business. Ideally you have worked with SAP and APO, though this is not essential. We are looking for someone who is analytically strong, who is eager to learn and someone who takes accountability for their results.

    We are also looking for someone who can work independently, someone who has an easy understanding of data and can manage the complex landscape of suppliers and categories.

    Last but not least, we look for someone with good communication skills at different levels in the organisation.

    Additional Information

    Next to a salary based on your experience, we offer a variety of secondary conditions of employment. This includes a generous pension, and additional ADV days as we think a good work-life balance is important. Furthermore, a flexible international work environment, freedom to implement your great ideas and opportunities to develop yourself and grow further within JDE.

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