Building a Better Plant-Based Future together

European Planning Lead



About Upfield 

Upfield is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations. This includes Flora, Rama, Becel, Blue Band, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter and ProActiv.  

We have the mindset of a start-up, with an established business behind us: we have 26 market units operating in 95 countries. This makes us fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

Your Role

In this role you get the opportunity to create the best supply planning team. Upfield started 1 year ago and in 6 months a full new ERP and Planning system will be implemented.

You are leading the supply planning team in Europe (Raw & Pack material, Short term planning, Local mid-term planning), accountable for Europe service and Inventory.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leading 6 planning managers and their respective teams across Europe
  • Improving and ensuring service and inventory meet targets
  • Developing the supply planning team and have succession plans and improvement plans for each team member up to date
  • Standardizing and continuously improving ways of working and processes
  • Landing the new IT system successfully

Key Requirements

  • 5+ years’ experience in planning and 8+ years in supply chain (Operation, Logistics, Demand Planning)
  • 5+ years’ experience in leading teams
  • Able to deliver through others and manage teams remotely
  • Coaching skills
  • Able to have a good high-level overview while going into details
  • Analytical skills and at ease with numbers
  • Advanced understanding of SAP planning (ideally APO) and planning skills in fast moving goods environment
  • Problem solving, pragmatic and hands on solutions when relevant
  • Good communicator, both verbal and via presentations, can influence and inspire people
  • Fluent English

Mission Statement

Our purpose is clear: Making people healthier and happier with great-tasting, healthy and natural plant-based products which are good for our planet.  

We will not make any compromises when it comes to doing what’s right for our people and our planet. We uphold a strong commitment to sustainability that guides the entire value chain.