Demand Planner

At FrieslandCampina Ingredients we take good and transform it into great!  

 

FrieslandCampina Ingredients is a world-class, global leader in dairy value-added, healthy and functional ingredients and solutions. The markets and our customers are highly dynamic and to make a difference we are commercially obsessed in understanding the needs of our customers and the consumers.  We are purpose driven and every year we raise the bar in bringing high quality, value add ingredients and solutions to our customers. Our ambition is to nourish the world, be specialists in proteins and gut health, not just milk proteins. 

 

FCI helps customers win in the market, especially where nutrition matters most such as the infant & toddler nutrition, adult performance, lifestyle, healthy aging, medical nutrition, food and beverage, animal nutrition and the pharmaceutical industries with natural, value-added ingredients.

Demand Planner

What we ask

To be successful, you must possess curiosity, a commercial way of thinking (customer care mindset), communication savviness to adapt to different cultures/customers/distributors, planning, and forecasting accuracy to deliver quality products to customers requested amount at the desired time at the lowest cost and highest customer satisfaction.

 

The incumbent will drive continuous improvement, lead & participate in multi-disciplinary projects and customer teams to enhance forecast accuracy and predictability from customers and distributor channel partners; and provide insights & decision documents regarding quantitative and qualitative developments by means of periodical (S&OP, budget, RF and LRP) and ad hoc reports and/or analyses, based on reporting guidelines to drive PDCA cycle. Lastly, the incumbent must be able to travel to Brazil and Netherlands for training.

What we offer

Bring your spark and grow with us!


Why FrieslandCampina


Owned by a co-op of dairy farmers, we believe in working together. We collaborate with passion and focus to ensure every solution for our customers are spot on.  We are commercially obsessed.  Our success comes from the right ingredients crafted by our employees who believe that the Inside Matters. 

 

We are inspired and believe in:
•    the possibilities dairy ingredients can impact our lives for the good
•    setting new standards in Early Life Nutrition
•    creating amazing tastes and textures for Food & Beverage
•    using dairy nutrients to improve health and sustain life 

Vacancy description

The Demand Planner position is a key contributor to our customer’s and RSO success.  The incumbent will partner with key stakeholders in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia  supply chain to deliver customer orders on-time through optimizing demand planning tools, accurate forecasting and optimization of local stock and warehouses.  The incumbent Acts as first point of contact within North America and Latin America regions for operational, technical and non-standard issues. 

 

This position plays a vital role in supporting global segment strategies for North America and LATAM by increasing forecast accuracy and predictability, reducing waste and costs, while increasing our service levels.
 

Key knowledge, capabilities and experience
•    Bachelors of Science in Supply Chain or related field along with 5 to 7 years of demand planning and forecasting experience within the ingredient industry
•    Experience with Forecast accuracy, consumption, safety stock and managing warehouses
•    Proven track record in S&OP process, forecasting, supply chain management, sales management, Financial management
•    Superior oral and written communication skills along with fluency in English. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is very helpful
•    Capable of adapting to different cultures/customers/Distributor ways of working to deliver superior level of service to both internal and external customers
•    Possess keen attention to details and accuracy
•    Possess influencing skills and ability to develop strong rapport and relationships with internal and external customers to ensure worry free service is delivered and team is apprised timely
•    Ability to work effectively and efficiently (avoids batting emails around) 
•    Must be self-driven and possess the ability to work independently and in teams
•    Ability to lead a project and to set and meet smart KPI’s
•    Advanced working Knowledge of ERP-systems (preferred SAP R/3, APO DP/SNP, BW) 
•    Advanced working Knowledge of MS Office & Outlook  
•    Possess excellent verbal and written English communication skills; Spanish and Portuguese are highly desired
•    Must demonstrate learning agility, professional growth, knowledge of supply chain and ability to navigate a network/matrix reporting lines
•    Able to work with ambiguity and under pressure while managing competing deadlines
•    Possess sound time management and a customer care and commitment mentality

Team Details

FrieslandCampina is on a mission to provide products that are nourishing, pure, tasty and safe.  Does the inside matter to you?  Learn more about our vision and join a winning team!  

 

At FrieslandCampina Ingredients we take good and transform it into great!  We believe that we need to embrace the challenges we are faced with so we work tirelessly to increase nutritional benefits, new sensory experiences and innovative application methods to bring more goodness to our products and the customers we serve.  

 

The markets and our customers are highly dynamic and to make a difference we are commercially obsessed in understanding the needs of our customers and the consumers. We are purpose driven and every year we raise the bar in bringing high quality, value add ingredients and solutions to our customers. Our ambition is to nourish the world, be specialists in proteins and gut health, not just milk proteins.


We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  


FrieslandCampina Ingredients North America, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification under the law. Improper interference with the ability of FCINA’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
Relocation and Visa sponsorship is not available. 

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