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Demand Planning (Supply Chain) Controller – German & English

By January 29, 2023 No Comments


Supply Chain

Netherlands: Almere
Depends on experience
English (Fluent)
German (Fluent)
Hiring type:
Company hire
1 year with view to extension
Start date:
Job ref.:
Juan Guarin
+31 (0)70 311 7822


Our client is one of the most prestigious, fast-growing leaders in industrial construction machinery throughout Europe and Asia. With a growing international team in Almere, the company is now looking for an experienced Demand Planning (Supply Chain) Controller to join the company. 

As a Demand Planning (Supply Chain) Controller, you will create strategic level supply and demand plans for the European market, to ensure optimal market share conditions and stock levels, whilst also developing and maintaining system integration and automation projects, benefitting all departments and the dealer network.

Job Profile for Demand Planning (Supply Chain) Controller

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Work closely with regional Business Managers, to create and present a 9-month rolling demand planning forecast to the Japanese Headquarters (HQ) at monthly Sales Meeting
  • Stock management, meaning ordering new production of units that are low on inventory, whilst not exceeding the agreed inventory levels
  • Create purchase orders to 3rd party suppliers
  • In times where demand exceeds the supply, provide a monthly fair machine allocation for the sales team, taking into account any production constraints and order situation
  • Create a monthly 9-month rolling assembly forecast to local 3rd party assembly partner, whilst working closely together with the Production Planning team
  • Work closely with Business Managers, In-House Sales team, and Product team for phase-in/phase-out of model line-up
  • Create monthly sales estimation and stock level reports
  • Prepare annual unit budget and production forecasts
  • Maintain SAP ERP and other internal systems master data settings for specifications and pricing
  • Work closely with internal IT team, responsible for requesting new development, system linkage and further maintenance
  • Work closely with ICT Group regarding new system projects and improvement of existing systems
  • Work closely with Finance/IT and external consultants regarding new developments and system linkage
  • Strong cooperation with internal departments with the purpose of automating tasks and linking systems

Candidate Profile for Demand Planning (Supply Chain) Controller

  • Must be fluent in German & English, both written and spoken. Fluency in Japanese is advantageous
  • University or equivalent degree
  • 7+ years experience in demand planning or similar forecasting jobs
  • SAP operation experience
  • Power BI experience
  • Vena software experience
  • Automotive/construction or agriculture machinery/aircraft/other machinery industry experience is preferable
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skill
  • Excellent analytical skill
  • Strong communicator and collaborator across all levels of a multinational organisation

What Our Client Offers

  • Travel costs reimbursement
  • 25 vacation days per year based on full-time hours
  • A challenging position in a multicultural and international company
  • Pension plan
  • An annual bonus
  • Training sections

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