Mead Johnson Nutrition Manager Supply Planning in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Manager Supply Planning


Mead Johnson Nutritionis a fast growing world leader in baby and infant nutrition and we sell products to over 100 countries world wide. The vision of the company is to be the world’s leading provider of science based pediatric nutrition and specialized nutritional products and services. Mead Johnson Nutrition is highly dedicated to create nutritional brands and products trusted to give infants and children the best start in life. With over 350 employees, Mead Johnson Nutrition Nijmegen develops and produces for the European, Asian and Latin American markets. Mead Johnson R&D Europe is integrated in the Nijmegen facilty.

To support and build on our Supply Planning activities we are looking for a

Manager Supply Planning

Goal of the position

The Manager Supply Planning is responsible for managing all supply planning activities. From longer term planning (strategic plan, budget and master plan) to short term production planning & scheduling, for all material planning (base, ingredients, packaging materials) as well as finish goods inventory planning for Europe.

In this position the Manager Supply Planning must make sure that the agreed product availability and inventory (working capital) targets as well as targets on economic production frequency are met, by continuously improving related processes and procedures in close cooperation with counterparts in the European regions and other regions.

Key result areas

  • Effectively leads and develops the Regional Planning function, through coaching and development of direct reports in this function (7 direct plus 4 indirect).

  • Leads and communicates throughout related functions to share problem analysis, solution alternatives, requirements definitions and negotiated deliverables.

  • Leads the Supply Review meeting as part of the S&OP cycle.

  • Develops plans for complex assignments for planning process improvement that define clear, measurable goals and objectives for cross functional team members.

  • Leads the development and utilization of systems and tools to measure changes in capacity, inventory and production requirements.

  • Is responsible for change management of all Regional planning processes and associated technology by writing or modifying appropriate SOP’s, reference guides and training materials and educating involved staff.

  • Is responsible for achieving the regional inventory objectives, identifying opportunities – carefully trading of inventory cost vs. other cost - thus continuously improve inventory targets.

  • Ensures executing of all agreed inventory planning, production planning and material requirements planning (internal and outsourced).


Profile and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree (Economics, Business Econometrics, Logistics Management) or equivalent experience in a related field required.

  • 3-6 years’ experience in leading a professional staff; second or third leadership role.

  • Hands-on and strong focus on results, effective communications skills and networking relationships.

  • Experience in managing complex supply chain planning processes, preferably in food or pharma industry.

  • Mastery of materials management and planning concepts and processes.

  • Advanced understanding of supporting enterprise planning systems and tools, and developments therein.

  • Understanding of financial and operation metrics (such as delivery performance, inventory days on hand, days of supply, cost of capital).

Other information

Mead Johnson Nutrition B.V. offers a challenging and collegial environment with excellent competitive salary and benefits. You report to the Director Supply Chain Services & Third Party Manufacturing and will closely work together with Operations. You have the opportunity to develop yourself further in a global working company. The job will be offered as a year contract, fulltime (38 hour) per week.

Job Manufacturing/Production/Operations

Primary Location: Netherlands-Gelderland-Nijmegen

Schedule: Full-time

Work Locations: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Job Posting: 15-Sep-2017

Relocation Provided: No

Region: Europe

Req ID: 04301