About the company AkzoNobel is 's werelds grootste verf- en coatingsonderneming en een vooraanstaand producent van specialistische chemicaliën. We zijn toonaangevend in diverse markten en hebben merken in landen over de hele wereld. We zijn actief in een aantal belangrijke marktsegmenten, van bouw en infrastructuur tot en met transport, industriële- en consumptiegoederen. Daarnaast zijn we marktleider in de sector duurzaamheid en nummer één op de bekende Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In de praktijk betekent dit dat onze duurzame oplossingen deel uitmaken van je dagelijkse leven, en dat van vrienden en familie; ze zijn de onderscheidende factor waardoor jij kunt doen wat gedaan moet worden. Responsibility Bring your Supply Chain Planning expertise to AkzoNobel Decorative Paints Our Decorative Paints business adds color to peoples lives through a full range of quality products. We supply interior and exterior paints, lacquers and varnishes to professional decorators and DIY enthusiasts. In the past four years, we reallocated the Supply Chain Planning of various Decorative Paints plants in Europe & Africa to Sassenheim, The Netherlands. In our Supply Chain Planning center, which consists of more than 40 higher educated Supply Chain Planners from more than 15 different nationalities, we develop and implement leading best practices in Supply Chain Planning. Our way of working has proven to significantly increase service levels and decrease inventory for our Decorative Paints business. We are passionate to serve our customers needs, to closely collaborate with our stakeholders and to expand our Supply Chain Planning knowledge. We are looking forward to welcome new Supply Chain Planners who share our passion for Supply Chain Planning excellence and believe in a collaborative winning together approach. Internship description Supply Chain Planner We offer two types of Supply Chain Planner internships: Supply Chain Production Planner Intern and Supply Chain Material Planner Intern. In both internships, the goal is to exceed service level targets at minimized supply chain costs within S&OP rules and operational constraints (such as limited capacity and minimal order quantities). Supply Chain Planners work in SAP-APO and supporting Excel tools. The main activity of the Supply Chain Production Planner is to create an optimized production plan for one of our factories in Europe & Africa for the next 12 weeks in close alignment with stakeholders. The main activity of the Supply Chain Material Planner is to create an optimized raw materials and packs replenishment plan for one of our factories in Europe & Africa for the next 4-6 weeks in close alignment with stakeholders While the focus of the internships is operational, in order to reach service level and supply chain cost targets, Supply Chain Planning interns will also contribute to the review of the SAP-APO settings. In addition, based on progress, available time and capabilities, we encourage project work by interns which is in line with our passion for excellence and our pursuit to develop and share best practices within Supply Chain Planning. Based on our experience, it takes three months to become fully operational. To enable the intended personal growth and contribution to the team, the duration of the internship is at least four months and we strongly encourage internships of six months. Interns work as part of a team of 5-12 Supply Chain Planners from the same role. The teams are divided geographically within Europe & Africa. Team members support each other in operations, review of SAP-APO settings, and best practices. The team reports to the Production Planning Manager respectively Material Planning Manager who leads the team in setting the performance and development objectives. Team members regularly align with their manager and pro-actively follow up on progress. Job requirements / Candidate profile Who can apply? A demonstrated affinity with Supply Chain is a must. The internship is open for 3rd year BachelorMaster students that are enrolled at a university (Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs, WO) in The Netherlands. A background in BusinessEconomics with specialization in Supply Chain Management, Operations management, Industrial Engineeringsimilar is strongly preferred. Suitable candidates: - Possess a passion to contribute to the satisfaction of our customers - Combine a high conceptual understanding of the trade-offs between SC KPIs and steering mechanisms with a data driven, fact based approach to problem solving - Are able to focus on a task, follow through and get things done. - Are stress resistant, and able to adapt to changing conditions and re-prioritize their tasks as needed to deliver to promise - Have excellent communication skills and the ability to understand and foster the interfaces with stakeholders - Have an open mind and curiosity to understand other cultures and promote mutual understanding - Are fluent in English. Depending on the plant, additional languages (e.g. French, Dutch, Turkish, Spanish) can be of benefit. - Are willing to travel for approximately 10-20% of their time to one of our Europe & Africa Decorative Paints plants. Please do not apply if you do not fit this profile. You will not proceed to the next round. If in doubt whethernot you are a suitable candidate, please contact our Graduate Talent Resourcing Partner. Application details As part of your application, please supply: - CV - Higher education grade list (including results of not yet finished degrees) - Letter in which you motivate your application (for oneboth roles) Only candidates who have supplied these three documents will be considered. The internship will take 4-6 months. If you would like to receive additional information, please contact Rob Sanders, Graduate Talent Resourcing Partner, telephone +31 (0)88 0106789 #2. An employment screening and an online assessment may be part of the selection procedure. *LI-RSDBedrijf: Akzo Nobel Nederland B.V.