Tactical Potato Planner bij Lamb Weston

Let’s hear it for the potato! It’s the world’s third most important crop. And as populations grow, so does demand for more potatoes. Better technology. Tastier recipes. Greener processes. Game-changing ideas and more inventive thinking. That’s where we come in. As global industry leaders, it’s our responsibility to always be two steps ahead. Always challenge the status quo. Forever ask ‘What if?’. And never, ever settle. We believe our inventiveness will help change the world in ways that won’t just satisfy our growing population, but nourish the environment and advance the industry too. When we look at a potato, we don’t just see a potato. We see possibilities!

We are looking for:

Tactical Potato Planner

Kruiningen

Are you confident, creative and disciplined enough to seize opportunities? Do you have a drive, determination and passion? Are you ready to embark on a new adventure? We might be looking for you!
The Tactical Potato Planner delivers a rolling 13 weeks potato plan for all our Dutch factories (4), keeping in mind the optimal balance between costs, capacity and service levels, given the available potatoes. As Tactical Potato Planner you connect the longer-term horizon to the operational horizon and you make sure that all prerequisites for operational planning are fulfilled in close cooperation with the teams of operational planning, production and potato sourcing. You identify potential improvements and make trade-offs in potato supply for the area of cost, quality and capacity. You agree, report and monitor performance indicators for potato transport, plants and sourcing.

What do you do?

  • As a member of the Potato Sourcing team you actively translate, influence and share insights to reach the joint goal: deliver the promise to our customer at optimized costs
  • Responsible for preparation of the next production cycle and make sure specific potato volume is timely available, matches with plant expectation and quality need, and a solid backup plan is in place
  • Align availability of selected potatoes, including potato batch information, for the HAFPAL production periods in close cooperation with the Potato Area managers and Strategic Potato Planner
  • Responsible for prioritization in the stock position of potato storages and contracts
  • Improve potato utilization by coordination and allocation of potato outgrades over multiple plants
  • Actively participate in multi-disciplinary meetings and deliver input for the KPI feedback loop

What do you bring?

  • Working and thinking level at Bachelor level, either gained through education or experience
  • You have a passion for supply chain, planning, analyzing complex situations and solving problems
  • 3-5 years of experience in planning and you understand the dynamics of a natural product
  • Influencing capabilities and analytical skills
  • Leadership ability to connect people and energize others
  • Knowledge of Dutch and English (verbal and written)

We offer

We offer you a challenging job in a dynamic and growing organization in the food industry. We challenge you to grow in the same way as our organization, whereas development is key. We flourish in an environment where we create shared value, where we count on each other, and where we energize in ambitious, hardworking and dedicated teams. For the hard-working, you will be rewarded properly, we have a solid labor conditions package with good salary.

Your application

If you want to join our organization, apply via our application form where you are able to include your motivation letter and resume.

For additional information about our company, please visit www.lambweston.eu.

Acquisition is not appreciated.