Demand Planner

Work experience
Hours per week
Salary indication
€ 3.300 - € 3.800
Vacancy Number

What exactly are you going to do

We are seeking a skilled Demand Planner to join our team. This role involves maintaining a comprehensive demand planning cycle, building accurate demand forecasts in an SAP/APO environment, and aligning them with regional sales plans. The ideal candidate will be pivotal in leading monthly demand review meetings, addressing forecast variances, and ensuring key program stock availability.

  • Developing and maintaining demand forecasts at various levels and time horizons, ensuring alignment with regional sales plans.
  • Leading monthly demand review meetings with key account and regional sales leaders.
  • Analyzing historical sales trends, research demand drivers, and formulate forecast strategy plans to meet KPI targets (e.g., Forecast accuracy, Bias).
  • Collaborating with Sales, Marketing, and Customer Finance teams to gather accurate information for demand forecasts.
  • Monitoring regional inventory plans in line with financial targets to protect working capital.
  • Presenting inventory plans to global S&OP and Finance teams, articulating status, risks, and outlook.
  • Developing long-term inventory strategies to meet business working capital targets and agreed KPIs.
  • Performing regular SKU analysis to determine optimal holdings, considering historical and forecast demand, Vendor MOQs, and lead times.
  • Participating in ABC and SKU Rationalisation reviews for lifecycle management and SKU portfolio optimization.
  • Contributing to monthly S&OP meetings and preparing accurate S&OP slide decks for site reporting.
  • Communicating risks and opportunities to stakeholders, driving actions and decisions for medium and long-term business targets.
  • Fostering business integration towards common objectives.
  • Preparing reports for internal and regional needs, contributing to S&OP reporting, data gathering, and auditing.
  • Engaging in business strategy projects and process improvement initiatives.

What do we offer you

What do we offer you

  • Full-time employment within a prominent international organization.
  • Direct employment contract with the company.
  • 40-hour workweek with hybrid conditions allowing for one day of remote work.
  • Competitive basic salary ranging between €40/45K per year.
  • Generous travel allowance of €0.23 per kilometer or a maximum of €305.
  • Supportive and welcoming colleagues and team leaders dedicated to facilitating your success.
  • Access to various training opportunities through our Online Academy.
  • Potential for a permanent contract contingent upon exemplary performance (vast dienstverband).
  • Start date ASAP

Job Requirements

Who are you?

  • At least 2-3 years’ previous experience in a similar Demand Planning role.
  • Recently completed or completing an operations qualification and looking to take the next step in their Planning career.
  • Sound analytical and problem resolution skills to evaluate supply issues and implement corrective actions.
  • High attention to detail and self-drive to optimise product supply and deliver supply chain cost efficiencies.
  • Strong data processing / SKU maintenance / Procurement and Inventory administration skills (SAP MRP desirable).
  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks and prioritise the outcomes.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to convey information clearly and develop good working relationships.

About the company

Our client is a leading global supplier of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels With offices in 19 countries and dedicated employees who speak 28 languages, our client is the largest manufacturer of fishing tackle in the world.

How does the application process work at Unique?
1. You applied for a vacancy.
2. We view your motivation and CV and determine whether you are suitable for the position.
3. If so, we will call you for a telephone interview.
4. After this we invite you for an interview at our location.
5. For some assignments you also make an online assessment. We will indicate this.
6. If we have seen and spoken to each other, you will start a conversation with the company.
7. We will let you know if you have the job and when you can start.

Any questions, please contact Mickael at

We read all the applications that we receive carefully. But due to the large number of applications that we receive on a daily basis we can only respond to the applications that match our client’s requirements. If you have not received a response from us within 5 working days, you have unfortunately not been selected for this position.
Please note that candidates must imperatively have relevant European working entitlements and be based in The Netherlands.

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