Junior Supply Chain Planner (MR-34170082)

Location: Schiphol-Rijk, North Holland, Netherlands    |  Remote Working Available
Salary: competitive
Job Type: Contract
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Are you looking for a challenging supply chain position within an international company in the region of Amsterdam? Do you want to be part of a hardworking and enthusiastic team of people? Do you have experience in supply chain or have the ambition to work in such a role? Look no further, because this could be the job for you!

Junior Supply Chain Planner

Location: Schiphol

Contract: Full-time (37,5 hours);

Required Languages: English

Where will you work?

The company you will work for is a global firm in the pharmaceutical industry. It consists of a diverse and international team of supply chain professionals located in Amsterdam area.

What you will be doing as a junior supply chain planner:
The Supply Chain Planner is responsible for balancing inventory and costs to achieve agreed service levels for customers based in all countries served. This includes providing sales forecasts, limiting obsolescence risks, supporting launches of new products into the EMEA region and working closely with all stakeholders at Operations, Regulatory, QA, Distribution, Manufacturing, Marketing & Sales, Finance to maximize opportunities and limit risks in achieving quarterly and annual targets.

The Supply Chain Planner is improving the operational (daily on the job activities), the tactical (monthly demand and supply activities) and the strategic processes (cross functional, multi-location long term projects).

Scope of the role:


  • Generation and preparation of the monthly rolling forecast
  • Management of monthly Sales & Operations Planning calls / meetings with EMEA countries & European Marketing and Financial Managers.
  • Maintenance of historical & forecast data in JDA Forecasting software.
  • Regular documented review with key stake holders.
  • Make sure that all internal / external stakeholders are aware about marketing strategy and related action plan & timing.
  • Coordinate new products launches and discontinuations.
  • Challenge forecast accuracy performance and prepare relevant questions to communicate prior to the monthly reviews.

Inventory Planning

  • Maintain optimum Inventory Levels in EMEA to guarantee agreed service levels and minimize obsolescence risks.
  • Regular documented review with key stake holders.
  • Raise purchase orders with respect to vendor lead time.
  • Monitor on-time delivery of purchased products.
  • Support Marketing in product launches and discontinuation plans.
  • Assist the manager for the annual inventory plan evaluation as well as for the inventory reserves estimation.

Vendor Performance Monitoring

  • Communicate monthly distribution plan and transmit the purchase orders with respect of agreed lead time.
  • Establish and communicate the vendor performance reports and take necessary actions with the suppliers to obtain the desired service in terms of on-time deliveries.

Project and Cost Management.

  • Support and initiate initiatives to continually improve processes, inventory levels, performance and to optimise operational costs through all stages of the supply chain process. Participate actively on the implementation of new projects initiated by the company and give appropriate feedback about projects status verse plan in terms of qualitative and timely execution

Your profile:

  • HBO degree
  • 1-2 years of experience in international supply chain organization
  • Expert MS Excel is a must
  • Knowledge of Power BI is a big plus
  • Excellent English language skills, knowledge of a second European language is a plus
  • High analytical and qualitative skills
  • Experience in strong analytical environment
  • Excellent communication skills, written as well as verbally

If you are interested in this role please apply via the website or contact Katarzyna Beller-Wajer via k.wajer(a)jpgray.nl. We always strive to respond to all applications within 5 working days. Sometimes due to the number of responses we cannot. If you have not received a reply we regret to inform that we have continued with other candidates.

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