Demand Planner at Kooyman

Demand planner by Kooyman

Kooyman is a dynamic, fast growing and successful retail organization in the Caribbean with Megastores (7) in Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The organization’s main business is retail trade in building materials, hardware and decorative products for contractors as well as consumers. Kooyman also delivers special orders to the professional market.

The company was founded in 1939 and employs more than 700 employees. Kooyman is ambitious, with lots of opportunities for further growth and realizes that accurate demand planning is a crucial part of effective supply chain management and is an impactful contributor to the success of the organization.

For the Supply Chain department located at the company’s headquarters in Curaçao, Objeqtive Recruitment is looking for a result driven and commercially set Demand Planner.

With the growing complexity and sales in current and future markets, accurate demand planning is key to deliver excellent availability against lowest stock levels. With 25.000 SKU’s, different characteristics in local markets and long leadtimes the team manages an important yet complex and diverse process from the HQ in Willemstad.

While continuously expanding Kooyman is transforming the organizational structure by adding new competencies and implementing a new ERP system, including Advanced Demand Planning software, to better support the strategic goals.

Your new position

As a Demand Planner you are responsible for the regular inventory flow and the service level of that inventory. You strive on a driven and continuous basis for optimal inventory levels and the highest possible availability of stock by constantly and intensively analyzing which items and assortments require higher or lower stock or order quantities. You perform complex analyses based on logistical, commercial, and operational data and you independently make changes to the respective inventory parameters based on these analyses.

In this position you support the Category Management department with assortment data management and –analysis. Furthermore, you ensure standard and, if necessary, ad hoc inventory level- and availability analyses for the Category Management, Demand Planning and the Financial Administration departments.

Once your suitability as Demand Planner Building Materials is established, it is possible to gradually grow towards a commercial function in the field of building materials or a different role within Supply Chain.

We are looking for:

A eager professional and expert in demand planning. You love to deepdive into data and use your knowledge of statistics and mathematical modelling to create a predictive demand planning process. Combined with a strong business sense and excellent communication skills you are an excellent teamplayer who will bring your portfolio to the next level.

You also bring:

  • Bachelor of Master’s degree in Business Administration, Mathematics, Logistics or Supply Chain Management;
  • Experience in the position of Demand Planner or Supply Chain Planner;
  • Well-developed stakeholdermanagement skills;
  • Eagerness and a pro-active attitude;
  • Humor, a big smile and an open and honest personality;
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English.

Are you interested or curious about this position, Kooyman as a company or about relocating to Curaçao? Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Kooyman offers you:

A highly challenging position at a fast-growing market leader with great ambitions and challenges towards the future. Kooyman facilitates your transfer to the Caribbean and supports you to embed yourself (and your family) in the beautiful environment.

Besides this you may expect an attractive package of employment, including:

  • excellent pension scheme;
  • 100% compensation of health insurance;
  • several attractive allowances

About Objeqtive Recruitment

Are you interested in this position at Kooyman? Please applicate by clicking this link and we will contact you as soon as possible. Objeqtive Recruitment will execute the first selection through interviews and will support you during the next steps (on- and offline) towards/with Kooyman.

If you have any questions about this position, Kooyman or the procedure please do not hesitate to contact Martin Dröge: +316-29435083 / martin@objeqtive.nl

Objeqtive Recruitment is a specialized recruitment agency with higher goals. We match professionals with top-employers and recruit for both permanent and interim position in Supply Chain, Logistics and Operations. We go further. We plant future. Climate-positive entrepreneurship is a structural part of our services. We plant a tree for every match and compensate the CO2-emission of your new employer. More information? Have a look at our higher goals as well!