Supply Planner EMEA | DSM Nutritional Products Global

Supply Planner EMEA | DSM Nutritional Products Global

Purpose of the position

  • The planning team provides the target level of Availability to Promise against the service levels defined by the industries at optimal working capital requirements (inventory);
  • Aims to avoid stock-outs / delays, while at the same time preventing high inventory levels or expiration of shelf life;
  • Provides efficient and effective inventory planning for Area Europe;
  • Ensures accurate and proactive communication flow across the Supply Chain for all matters pertaining to the planning function;
  • Analyses and identifies shortages medium term and takes appropriate actions for leveling out inventories in close collaboration with commercial management;
  • Provides accurate and reliable information on ATP to Customer Care;
  • Ensures adherence to the system settings (i.e. master data), reflected by the PO Adherence KPI.

Position context

  • DSM Nutritional Products Europe is active throughout all Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) supplying vitamins and carotenoids to the animal feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries;
  • DNPE has its main location in Kaiseraugst (Switzerland), and employs further key staff among others in Venlo (Netherlands). The products which are ordered by customers and international Key Accounts are sourced from our Distribution Centre located in Venlo (Netherlands).

Keys of responsibility

  • Manage proactively transfer of inventories to Area Europe based on incoming orders;
  • Manage inventories and safety stocks in line with demand i.e., historical data versus booked orders, seasonality’s;
  • Communicate proactively and responsively progress on blocked orders to Customer Care;
  • Manage shelf life in line with the FEFO principle, aiming to ensure requested remaining shelf life is available to customers, and as little material as possible expires (or requires re-testing for shelf-life extension);
  • Release of blocked orders in close collaboration with commercial management;
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures, assuring a uniform methodology and easy back-up between team-members;
  • Adherence to segregation of duties and SHE guidelines.

Knowledge and educational level

  • Bachelor in business administrations or other supply chain management related fields;
  • Familiar with MRP/DRP;
  • Familiar with EDP systems SAP R 3;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft application (Outlook, Word, Excel);
  • Effective communication skills.

Required level of experiences

  • Background in Supply Chain;
  • Very good command of English is a prerequisite;
  • Able to prioritize when under pressure;
  • Team player;
  • Accurate and reliable;
  • Flexible and open minded;
  • Communicative and co-operative;
  • Enthusiastic and committed;
  • Business and Process oriented.


DSM-Firmenich at a glance

We are driven forward by a shared purpose to bring progress to life by uniquely combining the essential, the desirable, and the sustainable. Together, we can solve some of the biggest tensions between what people individually want, what we collectively need, and what our planet demands. Thanks to our long track record in innovation and creation, we are perfectly set up to help customers develop new products that people find desirable, without compromising what is essential for health nor what our planet can sustain.

Our four complementary business units are the engines behind our new company and our growth, together with our suppliers and customers. They work hand-in-hand, using our scientific expertise and creativity. Together, with close to 30,000 employees, across hundreds of state-of-the-art labs, premix sites, creation centers and manufacturing plants around the world, we’re determined to help our customers achieve their ambitions.

And to do so, we need the right partners to join us on this exciting journey. Through all the exciting developments ahead, we’re committed to keep delivering the same high level of quality, service, co-creation, insights and innovation that our customers have come to expect from us. All with sustainability firmly front and center – because what good is progress if it’s not shared with others?

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