Group Supply Chain Manager

Location: NRW, Germany
Posted: almost 4 years ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Operations and Technology Management, People, Process and Technology Change Management, Logistics and Supply Chain , Manufacturing, Engineering and Production
Contact Name: Umair Safdar
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Job Description

Your main goal as the SCM Expert is to create and implement a standardised Production Planning Programme that will cover 30 countries by 2017. SAP IBP is being integrated across all business sectors and your role will mirror the deployment of the Planning Programme in parallel.   


Main responsibilities:

  • Own and administer group-wide Supply Chain Planning and master data systems on business side.  
  • Work closely with Management Units to improve customer service and Supply Chain cost to the defined group-wide targets.  
  • Lead all Supply Chain improvement related projects across the entire group, mainly but not restricted to Supply Chain Planning.  



  • Be the Super user of group-wide master data management and Supply Chain Planning and collaboration solutions (e.g. SAP IBP / SAP JAM) – facilitates key user meeting and alignment to IT and software suppliers.
  • Lead roll-out of integrated business planning supported by SAP IBP and JAM.  
  • Support and leads implementation of standard master data and planning processes across the group based on the “one” template.  
  • Run planning improvement workshops in Management Units to identify improvement potentials locally – supports the teams in realisation.  
  • Lead end-to-end Supply Chain Improvement initiatives across multiple factories, suppliers and potentially customers.  


Key requirements:

  • 5+ Years Experience in Supply Chain planning – ideally production, In- and Outbound. 
  • 5+ years work experience in Food, FMCG, Pharma or Chemical Industry sectors.  
  • 3+ years experience in Integrated Business Planning. 
  • Inhouse or external consulting experience is a must and a good understanding of S & OP.
  • Strong understanding and working experience with SAP APO integration and deployment. Must be competent with the IT aspect also. JD Edwards knowledge a plus. 
  • Proven project management skills – able to lead projects on his / her own according to standards.  
  • Trainer skills – capable and experienced in introducing complicated contents to project teams and across multiple cultures. 
  • Knowledge in handling mass data in databases.  
  • Sound understanding and experience in a basic planning solution.  
  • Fluent spoken and written English is a must.  

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