Regional Supply Planner(供应计划员)

Fulltime, -

Shanghai, China Apply Now Apply until: 31 Mar 2022

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The regional raw material planner is responsible for management and maintenance of the supply plan to determine the lowest/most efficient source of raw material supply to balance customer demand, production and logistics capacities to ensure purchase orders are fulfilled as required for their responsible area that is approved through the Supply Management Review process.  They will determine the stock replenishment strategy and manage the inventory targets for the region by ensuring effective translation of demand inputs (forecast and sales orders) into an achievable plan The role will focus on increasing the efficiency of the supply chain through targeted replenishment parameters and associated KPIs to ensure product is available to meet the sales plan, while minimizing operational costs.


  • Supply Plan:
    • Initiate and execute short and medium term supply optimization from production plan (MPS)/forecast and plant cost and capacity structure and communicate to the organization.
    • Develop and provide suppliers with weekly/monthly supply plan
    • Evaluate business opportunities with the help of an optimization tool
    • Develop and ensure that inventory stocking policies are followed for raw materials and packaging down to SKU level including safety stock levels and order quantities.
    • Monitoring of process order On Time, In Full (OTIF) metric will be required to assess quality of plan.
    • The planned order conversion for manufacturing plants within the ERP is the handover to the Production Scheduler
  • Stakeholder Management:
    • Coordinate the execution of the supply plan with responsible Procurement Organization, effectively managing any exceptions with procurement forecasts
    • Work collaboratively with the ISC Organization to ensure key assumptions on anticipated production capabilities are reflected within the forecasts
    • Actively communicate situation on blocked stock to the ISC organization
  • Inventory Segmentation and Network Optimization Models:
    • Determine the most appropriate inventory replenishment models that balance service, cost, and inventory based on the objectives of the business using Arkieva Inventory Module
    • Manage specific Supply Chain projects to meet budget requirements, project timelines, goals, business objectives etc.
    • Actively drive to improve planning/scheduling related activities in the plant, such as process change-over reduction, inventory reduction/levelling, reduced scheduling effort, increased production efficiency, labor load levelling, accurate delivery date quotes, and provision of real time information to the plant.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business, Mathematics, Engineering, Supply Chain, or related discipline
  • Highly proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Access; SharePoint)
  • Very good English communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrable capability to analyze data (including mass cross-reference data validation, trending and forecasting)
  • Strong communication skills; able to communicate with all functional levels within the business
  • Experience with SAP (or equivalent ERP system), Business Warehouse (or equivalent data warehouse) or Arkieva (or equivalent advanced planning software) is preferred
  • Solid understanding of supply chain and business processes
  • Ability to prioritize and proactively complete projects with little direction
  • Process driven attitude and results-orientated
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP is preferred

To be willing to travel (approx. 10% Regional or Global)


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