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Senior Supply Planner External Supply - Belgium  

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Posted on : 08 March 2017

Project Description

  • The Senior Supply Planner EUAFME has overall responsibility for all SKU's related to a portfolio of external (non)-tolling suppliers within the region.
  • The Senior Supply Planner orchestrates the overall supply chain for his products end-to-end all the way to the end customers. 
  • He/she identifies and addresses long-term, medium-term and short-term supply chain risks and is a change agent for supply chain improvements along the supply chains and underlying value streams for his/her products.
  •  He/she ensures visibility of upcoming supply and owns the communication to the cluster demand managers.
  • The Senior Supply Planner is also accountable for the management of the Rough Cut Capacity Planning, Master Production Planning and the Constrained Supply Planning with the support of BT systems.
  • He/she supports the IBP process. He/she summarizes actions, for his site, and follows through on key supply/capacity decisions.
  • He/she will actively participate in any change activities such as new product introductions, site tranfers, packaging changes, format harmonization, etc to optimize supply and minimize business impact from a supply perspective.
  • He/she facilitates the respective discussions to resolve problems with manufacturing site and Demand Planners.


  • Establish and maintain long-term capacity and volume plans and drive the resolution of identified gaps
  • Identify opportunities in supply planning, product formats, inventory management, campaigning strategy, to improve SCL performance in key areas such as reliability, lead times, responsiveness, cost, on-time delivery, inventory levels
  • Monitor site/supply performance against KPIs. Identify and understand trends in performance & identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide the data to support the Global Supply reviews and follow up on actions
  • Collaborate with site to understand root causes of supply issues,define and follow through corrective actions plans
  • Tactical order placement in frozen horizon
  • Analyze demand evolutions and its capacity impacts on a mid-term horizon (M+3 to M+23). Understand and influence capacity/bottlenecks at vendor versus demand pattern
  • Simulate different scenarios on the production bottlenecks taking into account business priorities
  • Provide a monthly Master Production Plan (MPS)
  • Challenge production constraints to optimize the plans
  • Validate the allocation of quantities into the regions; translate business priorities in case of production problems or shortages. Measure adherence versus allocations.
  • Analyze the « feasibility of changing demands » expressed inside the frozen period
  • Advise on and maintain key planning parameters to optimize the supply chain performance
  • Champion standard ways of perfoming the planning, SCA evaluation, …
  • Develop baseline volumes for assigned products in support of annual site budget process and advice on volume sensitivities.
  • Manage communications with the Demand Planners to ensure seamless and efficient flow of information between sites and markets.
  • Collaborate with site procurement & API Planning team to ensure alignment on long range API demand, site API inventory levels and short/medium API availability to support MP
  • Performance Indicators (detailed KPI's under development)
  • Accountable for maintaining inventory levels within pre-defined limits.
  • Accountable for Service Level -e.g Fill Rate, stock-out duration, ….
  • Evaluate Slow moving items and actions on those.



  • Report to: Supply planning manager external supply
  • Interacts with: CMO's, Regional/market Demand leaders, Regional Customer Service Leaders, Category managers, NPI, …


  • At least 3 years experience in Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in working in an international organization with a fast evolving environment.
  • Bachelor required
  • Proficiency in English

  • Knowledge and experience in Supply Planning and other aspects of SC incl. RCCP, Master Scheduling, Forecasting, Demand Planning and S&OP.
  • Experience with ERP systems, prior experience with APO SNP is preferred
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable, resourceful with a relentless customer focus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player, ability to collaborate cross functionally


Travel is required to meet the needs (estimated 10%.)

About Us:
  • Our company  is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. 
  • Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. 
  • We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.