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Spare Parts Inventory Planner – English

By May 23, 2022 No Comments



€ 3700 – € 4700 Monthly
English (Fluent)
Hiring type:
Company hire
1 year with view to extension
Start date:
Job ref.:
Loreta Edgaryan
+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 Spare Parts Inventory Planner to join the company. 

The Spare Parts Inventory Planner plays a significant role in developing the spare parts business and helping the company grow by properly managing parts inventory and responding to customer parts demand and satisfaction.

Job Profile for Spare Parts Inventory Planner

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Create and plan a demand forecast for spare parts to achieve the required service level at the minimum inventory level
  • Analyse and evaluate the shortage list to improve order fulfilment
  • Plan periodical stock replenishment orders and place purchase orders
  • Check daily backorder items from dealers and process purchase orders to suppliers appropriately
  • Maintain the parts master on SAP
  • Prepare spare parts for the new product launch at the right timing
  • Manage and dispose of obsoleted parts, scrapping, parts return for inventory soundness and efficiency
  • Work very closely with suppliers to solve fluctuations in inventory management key elements in a timely manner and take action to prevent further problems
  • Work very closely with Parts dealer support team and dealers to meet a market demands and trends to ensure the customer satisfaction
  • Collaborate with Technical department to prepare parts stock for machine warranty/or quality issues
  • Collaborate with Parts sales marketing team to expand local procurement
  • Assist in maintaining monthly KPIs and provide reports and requested information as needed
  • Develop a parts inventory control strategy to help work process in warehouse to improve their service capabilities to ensure efficient inventory operations
  • Coordinate with Dealer support teams to monitor the dealer’s inventory level and make stocking recommendations
  • Make parts recommendation lists for new dealers, also for newly launched models
  • Propose and execution for the improvement of daily operation e.g. systematisation, standardisation, efficient workflow and so on

Candidate Profile for Spare Parts Inventory Planner

  • Must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. Fluency in an additional European language (e.g., French or German) would be advantageous
  • Finished HTS/University level (IT, Data Science/Mechanical Engineering) or HBO/HEAO (Marketing/Business Administration) or equivalent
  • 5+ years of professional work experience in construction/or agricultural machinery or automotive (or similar industrial machinery) parts inventory planning, control/management and procurement
  • Advanced computer skills and operation experience of SAP is a plus
  • Extremely strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding planning skills
  • Strong understanding of material requirements planning (MRP) and supply chain software
  • Must have a good understanding of mechanical products and familiar to read parts books
  • Good understanding of existing bill of materials (BOM) structure as well as the physical products
  • Good understanding of Incoterms and full process of logistics
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • A team worker and flexible to support others
  • Able to communicate internally and externally with people who have different cultural background
  • Coordinating skills: Able to correctly register numbers into SAP system to make sure that the processes run in time and smoothly
  • Strong and effective communication skills: Proactive and interpersonal and result-driven service skills
  • Time management and organisational skills: Focused, organised, and can complete all work tasks in a timely and efficient manner
  • Pro-active mindset: Show initiative to improve or enhance the company’s processes and service
  • Proficiency with computer tools: MS Office, working knowledge of SAP (or other ERP system), Excel (a must) and Power BI (nice to have)

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 sessions

Already imagine yourself in this position? To make the first step, click Apply or email us your CV at cv@bluelynx.com



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