Network Planner (interim)

Mars Nederland B.V.
  • Veghel
  • Detachering
  • HBO
  • 40 uur
  • Thuiswerken mogelijk
Arjen Veldstra avatar
Arjen Veldstra principal sales consultant

Goal of this challenging position:

Effectively use full-scale of (external) factories’ network to optimize European supply solution and provide production plans at the dedicated technology required to meet sales forecast at the agreed Inventory level. 

Your position entitles the following tasks & responsibilities:

Long-term (up to 36 months) and medium-term Production Planning (3-24 months horizon) 

Communicate the medium & long-term production plans highlighting areas of concern and opportunity. Ensure appropriate use of pipeline minimum stocks, line utilisation (allowing appropriate response levels) and demonstrated manufacturing capacities to deliver the best level of customer service at minimum cost. Ensure production capabilities are challenged and correctly reflected in the planning systems. Scenario building to model utilisation levels for new product start up/learning curves or line/factory shutdown scenarios. Provide relevant information and reports for the local S&OP meetings and other stakeholders if requested. Effectively manage the COR+ process with all markets 

Short-Term Production Planning (1week-3 month) 

Respond to the recommendations of the Planning Tool (Apollo) and adopt production plans taking into account any constraints or changes (e.g. R&P materials’ availability, Manufacturing and Sales performance) Communicate production plan to the factory schedulers or copack planner, align exceptions with Value Stream Managers or commercial and escalate the issues to Network Planning Manager as necessary. 

Stock Management 

Deliver & continually challenge Pipeline Minimum Stock (PMS) for all markets supplied. Look for opportunities and provide recommendations how to optimise inventory level and improve flexibility of Supply Chain. Balance finished goods distribution between warehouses (markets and VEG HUB) to ensure product availability and minimized aged FG write-off. 

Customer Service Level 

Analyse the root causes of low service and address the issues to the appropriate functions through existing business processes 


Inform all markets of stock discrepancies and supply shortages likely to cause restricted supply and resolve conflicts or escalate as necessary. Ensure new products are planned correctly with adequate stocks for launch and account taken of risks of clearance /aged product. Communicate all issues early to ATG. Ensure that all risks to supply are highlighted/discussed and appropriate actions taken in S&OP forums. Maintaining data in several systems to aim for an accurate operation and output of the systems.


  • Bachelor degree in Supply chain Management or equivalent;
  • 2 to 5 years working experience;
  • You live in the Netherlands, preferably in the regio of Veghel.


Key competencies required

  • Planning, Drive for results;
  • Priority Setting;
  • Action Orientation;
  • Customer Focus;
  • Listening;
  • Peer Relationships;
  • Standing Alone.


You will be seconded through Yacht's against an excellent remuneration package deal with plenty of opportunities!


Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

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Arjen Veldstra principal sales consultant


recruiter Arjen Veldstra

Arjen Veldstra

principal sales consultant

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Is er een match, dan plannen we een persoonlijke kennismaking

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