Vacature: European Supply Planner bij Kraft Heinz

Job Title: European Supply Planner
Location: Zeist

Our Company

The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global food and beverage powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $29 billion in revenue and is the 3rd largest food and beverage company in North America and 5th largest in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.

Owners Only!

This is a role for someone who craves a global challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering against the model in the largest business unit for Kraft Heinz. It is both a strategic and a tactical position. Those that do not want to get their hands dirty or build out a function against a blank slate without buying pre-packaged solutions should not apply.

About the position:

The Supply planner plays a critical role in terms of orchestrating Heinz’s supply chain supply capabilities to deliver independent requirements forecasted by demand planning team, being capable to adopt broad range of planning options (rule-based approaches to pure cost-based approaches).

The job holder primary responsibility is coordination/interaction with corporate and internal departments to generate following plans in short to mid-term horizon (3 weeks to 24 months)

  • Production plan (Finished Goods)
  • Inventory plan
  • Procurement plan (raw material) where applicable
  • Transportation and Distribution plan

Key Components of the role

  • Focus on customer service and maintain the order fulfilment within stipulated limits
  • Factor supply chain variability and maintain appropriate safety stock levels in a multi-tier network scenario
  • Generate feasible supply plans across the network reducing overall supply chain costs (production, procurement, transportation, distribution)
  • Initiates and performs various “what-if” scenarios in long and mid-term horizons and arrive at business impact/sensitivity analysis
  • Facilitate implementation of extended supply chain capabilities as VMI with customers and SMI with suppliers
  • Lead or participate in cross functional project groups
  • Lead and/or participate in monthly S&OP reviews where PSI’s are reviewed and measured against AOP, PE
  • Data accuracy for planning parameters, product attributes and resource constraints


  • University Related Qualification equivalent to Upper Second-Class Degree or above
  • Experience in or strong affinity with Supply Planning
  • Ability to lead the S&OP planning process at repack location
  • Strong communication skills (written, oral, presentational) at operational level
  • Ability to influence stakeholders
  • Strong (planning) system knowledge used in Heinz (Manugistics and SAP)
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and bring structure to processes
  • Language capabilities: English and preferably other European languages

EEO Statement

Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. As an equal opportunity employer, Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the American’s with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact tel: 847 646-6044  for assistance.


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