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Global Planning & Inventory Manager - Amsterdam - Netherlands

Amsterdam, NH, NL

Leviat EU



Job ID:  395420


Leviat unites the expertise, skills and resources of CRH’s construction accessories companies in a single global organisation.

We imagine, model and make engineered products and innovative construction solutions for a dynamic industry. We support ambitious construction partners to build better, safer, stronger and faster, and help turn awe-inspiring architectural visions into reality. By combining our strengths, we are more agile and responsive to evolving customer needs. From the build of new schools, hospitals, homes and critical infrastructure, to the repair and maintenance of heritage structures, our engineering skills and product technology are making a difference around the world.

Our engineers provide technical design assistance at every stage of a project, from initial planning to installation and beyond. Our technical support services range from simple product selection through to the development of a fully customised project-specific design solution. Our digital engineering tools include industry-leading calculation and design software and Building Information Modelling objects.

Helping to develop a more sustainable built environment is one of the biggest contributions Leviat makes to the communities in which we operate.


Purpose of the role:

We’re looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Global Planning & Inventory Manager based out of our European headquarters in Amsterdam. Supply Chain is recognized as a critical function within Leviat to be able to execute the business strategy. Within the global supply chain organization, the Global Planning & Inventory Manager is responsible for E2E planning process including the demand planning, supply planning and inventory planning. You will work actively with regional supply chain team and stakeholders to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the planning process in Leviat to improve the end-to-end lead time and customer service level. You will act as the gate keeper to ensure supply chain planning processes are well defined and implemented. The next years a solid S&OP process with participation of all relevant functions will be set up under your governance and leadership. The role reports to the Global Supply Chain Director



Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

In this role you will be responsible for a number of evolving tasks including:

  • Define planning policies, standards, procedures, processes and KPI’s and PDCA cycle with regions
  • Define Inventory Management policies, standards, procedures, processes KPI’s and PDCA cycle with regions
  • Define the S&OP process and implementation plan
  • Prepare monthly S&OP deck using cross function input 
  • Facilitate S&OP meeting and collaborate 
  • Monitor forecast accuracy and customer service KPI’s 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a robust project demand forecasting model as well as review and calibrate on project demand (order and forecast) together with sales/product pillar team for the business on a regular basis 
  • Provide transparent production scheduling based on demand forecast as well as customer segmentation and analysis
  • Manage S&OP activities that provide analysis which drive business decisions relative to improving service level, efficiency and customer service via streamlining processes and cost savings projects (Continuous Improvement) 
  • Work closely with purchasing teams on demand and inventory management execution



Key functional competencies and relevant experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, logistics, supply chain or equivalent relevant experience
  • Minimum 8 years of supply chain planning experience gained through broad and deep experience in the field and under a matrix structure organization
  • Able to partner with sales to translate market requirements into supply chain planning concepts
  • In depth experience running sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes
  • Comprehensive understanding of ERP system process and key system functions related to demand planning, master scheduling and inventory management 
  • Strong analytical, organization, decision making, written and verbal communication and presentation skills to working level as well as executive levels 
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently while also enjoying collaboration with cross-functional teams and other analysts 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Able to plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals 
  • Strong business acumen and able to naturally engage with all stakeholders to achieve win-win outcomes



What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Leviat, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  18-Nov-2022

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Demand Planner, Supply, Operations