Planning Specialist

Planning Specialist

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Function: Operations

Inviting applications for the role of a Planning Specialist


  • Manage short and mid-term supply plan for Contract Operator(s) based on the forecasts of MSOs in Europe and globally:
  • Prepare weekly short and mid-term supply plan for respective 3rd party manufacture(s) / Global partner
  • Raise Purchase Orders for all Contract Operators or Global partner
  • Monitor 3PM production output and coordinate priorities with category, MSO and 3PM in light of service and stock risks.
  • For import to Europe also:
    • Upload European demand to respective external systems
    • Monitor of stock in transit through Ocean shipping
    • Manage repacking demand and transactions with Ocean Hub (OH)
    • Manage deliveries of repacked stock from OH to European MSOs,
    • In case airfreight needed, prepare necessary documents to obtain senior stakeholders approvals.
    • E2E responsibility for setting up MD at OH including bought in prices for intercompany transactions.
  • Manage KPI delivery for respective portfolio:
  • Inventory:
    • Review items with excess inventory / supply shortages, coordinate resolution with 3PM and respective SC representative: P&I, MSO sales, material suppliers/ procurement, quality/R&D
    • Proactively prevent oversupply by challenging P&I innovation initiatives, production MOQ with EM Procurement, escalate unconsumed production
  • Service:
    • Manage escalation for service risk with 3PM, lead communication flow between MSO, Contract Operator and other respective players
    • Lead discussion with material supplier in case of material shortage, escalate to procurement if needed.
    • Asses the service risk impact and escalate if needed to correct instance: VF leader, VF Manager, Category Manager etc.
    • Review SC with support of the leader to safeguard service: safety stock on FG, SS on critical components, individual agreements with supplier etc.
  • Obsoletes:
    • Manage product switch and phasing in/out, coordination of first and last production with MSO and P&I to minimize business wastes (BW)
    • Proactively work with the copacker on BW reduction: shelf life extension, stock transfers, challenge component MOQ and evaluate additional cost vs. stock impact, advising P&I on alternative usage of the component.
    • Continues review of copacker internal processes to identify improvement opportunities, support in implementing those.
  • Timely introduction of new products and materials - in collaboration with P&I/ 3PMO, R&D, brand etc.
  • Carry out weekly planning meetings and monthly performance meetings for suppliers, MSO or other required to deliver above targets.


Minimum qualifications

  • University degree (minimum Bachelor)
  • 2 years of supply planning experience (including production or material planning etc.)
  • English fluency
  • Very communication skills
  • Good overall computer skills (MS Office, focus on Excel)
  • Experience in working with SAP, APO as an advantage
  • Analytical skills, multitasking
  • Customer Service orientation
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure

We offer

  • Attractive salary
  • Stable job offer – employment contract
  • Various trainings (initiating, soft skills)
  • Possibility of development
  • Benefits (Insurance, Luxmed, Multisport, additional vacation days, biking policy)

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