Manager demand planning at Kooyman

Manager Demand planning 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-and data driven Manager Demand Planning.

 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 lead times the team manages an important yet complex and diverse process from the HQ in Curaçao.

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 future challenges and responsibilities

As the Manager Demand Planning you are responsible for the initial and replenishment inventory flow which results in excellent service and stock levels at the lowest possible costs. You report to the Supply Chain Director and form part of the tactical/strategic management team within the department Supply Chain. You lead a team of Demand Planners and cooperate daily with Category Management, Logistics and Inventory Control (stores). Recently Kooyman has introduced working in multidisciplinary ‘category tables’ in which the Demand Planners and you, as responsible manager, collaborate closely with the main stakeholders.

Your main challenges in this position:

  • Coach and train your team to expand knowledge, skills and attitude;
  • Simulate real-life challenges with statistical models to enhance decision-making;
  • Drive initiatives constantly to continuously improve the use of the demand planning software in order to optimize product availability and enterprise stock levels within Kooyman;

Further more, on a daily basis you will monitor and improve the main KPI’s GMROI, days on hand, inventory turnover, service level and out-of-stocks.

We are looking for

An eager professional and expert in demand planning. You love to deep dive into data and use your knowledge of statistics and mathematical modelling to create a predictive demand planning process. Combined with a strong business sense, excellent communication and managerial skills you are an high performing team lead who will bring the department to the next level.

You also bring:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Business Administration, Mathematics, Logistics or Supply Chain Management;
  • > 3 years’ experience as teamlead or senior Demand Planner within a similar environment;
  • 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

The chance to really make the difference for Kooyman, your team and have yourself an educating journey whilst developing demand planning within Kooyman. Supported by experienced Senior Management / Directors you will be given ample space to put your vision and knowledge into practice and give direction to the department. The Kooyman culture is best described by the words: teamwork, honesty, integrity, accountability and entrepreneurial spirit.

Of course, you will receive an excellent compensation package including an excellent pension scheme.

About Objeqtive Recruitment and the application procedure:

Are you interested in this position at Kooyman? Please applicate through our website 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 me: +316-29435083 /

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