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With over 50.000 employees and more than 1.700 stores, Action is growing extremely fast as we are expanding our market share but also penetrating new markets. With more intake on inventory and more DC’s each year, we are called to manage a more complex network. Working at Action means working at a dynamic and fast paced company where you continuously learn and grow.
As a Senior Supply Planner, you will be part of the Supply Chain Planning department and report to the Unit Planning Manager. The Senior Supply Planner is in close contact with the Category Demand Planner, Category Buyer and Individual suppliers.
The main focus of the Senior Supply Planner lies in ensuring optimal inventory levels and availability for our stores and DC’s. You are the main point of contact for the supplier to ensure optimal delivery and solve any delivery issues. You have the ability to signal core issues and provide input to improve category and/or supplier performance on a continuous basis. You know your way around the business in order to fully align all supply chain related activities with relevant stakeholders within your category/supplier domain.
Your daily Actions
Provide input and feedback on day-to-day performance and issues. Participate in periodic meetings with key suppliers of the category and take the role of category lead and representative towards neighboring departments. Be end-responsible to set up a pre-season tactical plan for the flow of goods (replenishment strategy, allocation strategy, in season monitoring, open to buy, seasonal evaluations, goods flow optimization, etc.). Furthermore, using your experience, you will signal core issues and set up improvement plans at category-supplier level in order to optimize overall performance. There will be opportunities to participate in projects and play a senior role in the team, replacing the UPM if necessary in operational matters. Other tasks will involve validating and creating purchase orders per DC provided by the replenishment system, and the monitoring and maintenance of KPI's on a daily basis. Additionally, there will be a requirement to follow up on in time and in full delivery of supplier for domestic and direct import suppliers, and following up on delivery issues on a daily basis. The monitoring of inbound deliveries in the portal on a daily basis will also be a task. Being the category lead, will mean that you communicate and cooperate with your cross-functional stakeholders such as buying, commercial and logistics in order to achieve (common) goals. Promotions will need to be monitored in order to ensure in time and in full availability of promo items, as well as maintaining contacts with suppliers in order to follow up on issues and take mitigating actions to prevent issues with suppliers. You will be carrying out administrative tasks such as maintaining logistic and order management data, and, maintaining forecasts in the replenishment system.
A fast-growing, international non-food discounter with a simple and successful business model operating in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy. We lead on price and differentiate on surprise. We are known for our affordable everyday products. We offer around 6,000 different items in our stores, with more than 150 new products every week. We sell A-brands and private label products. Products that make your life easier, better and more fun. Good quality products that add value to your life. Because despite our low prices, we make no concessions to the quality of our products. Quality, sustainability and transparency are important for us.
What we offer
You are very organized, able to structure activities, stick to agreements within deadlines and according to guidelines. You work efficiently and effectively, also when under time pressure. You make proposals for efficient and effective working methods with the least possible complexity and implements these. Due to the fact that you are the absolute expert in your field, you will participate in projects that reach beyond your own planning activities. You are able to switch from detailed operational processes to high-level planning overviews. You are proactive, and you work effectively with others (e.g. buying, logistics, suppliers) to achieve common goals.
Furthermore, you have:
Please note: to be able to apply, you actually have to live in the Netherlands.