Logistics Demand Planner

  • Company: People Place
  • Job Location: Prague - Czech Republic
  • Date: February 12, 2018 01:00
  • Employment Type: permanent
  • Experience: Any
  • Job Functions:


Job summary

The role of Demand & Inventory & Material Resource Planning Specialist is to assure the availability of packaging materials for some of the plants based in Western Europe.

Job description

Our partner is among the largest consumer products organization groups worldwide. Generating revenues of 39.8 billion USD and as a truly consumer-centric, sales-driven organization, our partner manages an existing portfolio of well over 200 brands and employs over 155,000 people in 25 countries. Behind this business force is their people and what they stand for. Despite the complexity of operations in many countries around the world with different national cultures, our partner operates as one company, with one culture. A culture that is built on ownership, informality and candor.


The role of Demand & Inventory & Material Resource Planning Specialist is to assure the availability of packaging materials for some of the plants based in Western Europe. This includes coordination of packaging material changeovers and alignment between departments and suppliers. You will provide and communicate weekly & monthly reports, analyze production demands and stock usage. Within this role you will also ensure effective communication and co-ordination between all plants and suppliers.

Within your role, some of your key responsibilities will be:

  • Analyze production demands and stock usage to provide material coverage
  • Coordination of changeovers via weekly spreadsheets
  • Follow up and alignment on supplier stocks
  • Upload & maintanance of data and material contracts in SAP
  • Provide all necessary information to suppliers in time and align on production schedules and security stocks
  • Monitoring supplier delivery performance
  • In case of material shortages you will escalate these issues to Zone Planning Managers and Schedulers in various geographical locations
  • Participating in meetings and follow-up on packaging projects and possible impacts on materials
  • Manage consistent and effective communication to suppliers and internal teams regarding material availability
  • Working on improvements on Planning KPIs


Job qualifications


  • High school or University education in Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, International Trade or relevant field is preferred
  • Previous work experience in Supply Chain/ Logistics or relevant analytical role
  • Advanced to fluent level of English (spoken and written)
  • German, Dutch or French is a big plus
  • Experience in SAP or ERP system is preferred, good knowledge of MS Excel
  • Strong analytical skills and accuracy
  • Good coordinating, planning and problem solving skills
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks within the given deadline, stress resistant, flexible
  • Excellent communication skills and team spirit



  • Extensive corporate benefits package (including meal vouchers, 5 weeks of holidays and other benefits)
  • Permanent or temporary employment contract
  • Continuous professional & personal development
  • All relevant training and coaching to be able to develop your role with confidence
  • Opportunity to use EU languages on a daily basis
  • Prospective projects with an international scope to develop your full potential
  • Positive, social & international working environment
  • Large and modern office building near public transportation (underground, tram and buses)
  • Free refreshments in the workplace
  • Regular social events and team building activities