Master Planner for Sales and Operations, Aarhus

Do you have what it takes to make new S&OP processes work from the get-go? We are currently redefining our processes and rolling out a new planning tool. As our new master planner, you will play a key role in that process as you help ensure that these changes are embraced and implemented by colleagues across the Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) organisation.

You will join 8 colleagues in the AFI Global S&OP team at Arla’s headquarters in Viby, Aarhus. We oversee all global planning within AFI, which is a subsidiary of Arla Foods and a global leader in industrial food ingredients such as whey protein and lactose. We are known for having the industry’s highest levels of quality, innovation and food safety, and your expertise within production master planning will be instrumental to our continued growth.

Enable AFI to operate on great planning
As our master planner, you own our MPP (Master Production Planning) solution. Specifically, you drive the process of balancing our supply and demand in the way that we utilize all incoming whey, deliver on our customer commitments and produce according to value-adding principles. You become our in-house master planning specialist. Collecting input from the commercial team as well as the supply chain, R&D and finance, you create ONE master plan for the next 2-15 months. Moreover, you:

  • Manage impact on sales demand and create scenarios for supply issues
  • Optimise product availability by managing stock profiles
  • Monitor and analyse results/KPIs
  • Set up, maintain and control all MPP calculations
  • Facilitate a pre-S&OP meeting and contribute to subsequent supply input meetings and pre-S&OP Supply Chain meetings 

“As a master planner, you will help set the direction for the ways in which Arla Foods Ingredients manages its growth. Not only can you help move Arla Foods Ingredients forward on this growth adventure, you will also have plenty of opportunity to develop your own skills as you work with highly competent colleagues and collaborators and help build the processes and tools we need,” says Senior S&OP Manager Florian Pohl.

Experienced master planner with a flair for stakeholder management
First and foremost, you are an experienced master planner with a very good grasp of data analysis and reporting. Your solid Excel skills and familiarity with BI tools allow you to juggle large amounts of data without losing sight of the anticipated results, and, ideally, you are familiar with SAP and APO Demand. You communicate effortlessly in English and manage board room presentations with confidence. Moreover, proficiency in Danish would be an advantage as you will be working closely with our whey production team in Denmark.

To succeed in this role, it is essential that you know how to collect and process a wide range of inputs from a complex value chain and transform these into a single, unifying master plan. To fully understand the requirements of your colleagues throughout the entire value chain and identify any planning issues, you will need to drive fruitful collaboration across the organisation. You are ready to do so because you bring strong stakeholder management and communication skills as well as a fiercely analytical mindset and a comprehensive understanding of the S&OP process. 

Application and contact
If you want to seize this exciting opportunity and become part of the strategy execution office, please apply as soon as possible and no later than 17th of December 2017. For additional information, please call Senior S&OP Manager Florian Pohl at +45 91 31 95 02.

Please apply via this LINK


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