Capacity and Inventory Planner

Capacity and Inventory Planner

Location: Poland - Katowice

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Evaluate capacity requirements based on market forecast and ensure consolidation into a mid- to long-term capacity, including 3rd Party.
  • Identify possible future capacity constraints and bottlenecks, highlight and review these Supply-Demand imbalances to allow for sufficient business collaboration on how best to address.
  • Proactively evaluate different scenarios and "what if" analyses to support better business decision-making in complex global dynamics (stakeholders, production and logistics).
  • Evaluate regional finished goods inventory levels against inventory policies and targets to ensure logistics cost efficiencies.
  • Act as coordinator between market supply chain, factory leadership and planning to manage capacity exceptions and ensure business continuity.
  • Run regional RCCP performance reviews with operational planners and factories to identify areas with performance gaps and ensure structured improvement initiatives.
  • Contribute to regional network improvement and factory initiatives with in-depth knowledge and analysis of factory capabilities and capacities.
  • Support projects and process improvement to enhance performance and efficiency of the required planning activities (SLOBs, Inventories and Service across scope site / supply points).
  • Ensure the right network settings (e.g. production/distribution throughout times) and replenishment models are correctly applied in the planning system.

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in supply chain in FMCG company.
  • Highly analytical person who can draw conclusions from a large amount of data.
  • Ability to work under time pressure.
  • Excellent English skills.
  • Proficient Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of any planning system (APO, IBP, JDA).
  • Very good communication skills.
  • Ability to carry out presentations in front of a group.
  • SAP – nice to have.
  • Reporting experience: (PowerBI, Tableau, PowerQuery, SQL) – nice to have.

 

About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

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