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Global Supply Network Planner

Job Category:  Supply Chain
Work Location:  Flexible
Office Location: 

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2292

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.



We are the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. We have factories in The Netherlands, The United States, Spain, Thailand and Brazil, and supply chain flows on every continent.


Corbion’s Global Supply Chain department ensures product availability to our customers at optimal cost, through integrated planning for our two largest business units: Lactic Acid & Specialties and Sustainable Food Solutions. The department plays an important role in balancing demand and supply on short-to-long term horizon, and plans the supply of a wide range of products produced at multiple sources, balancing global and local constraints and opportunities.




As our Global Supply Network Planner, you will develop the mid to long term plans, drive strategy implementation and continuous improvement of an optimized Supply Chain Network for five of Corbion’s  Lactic Acid & Derivative plants on different continents, plus our Outsourced Operations. Your result areas are Service & Stock Level, Obsolescence, Operational efficiency, Capacity utilization, Resource constraint, MPS (schedule) attainment, Stock Projection, S&OP strategic decisions and other relevant KPI’s.


You are a key member of a team of 4 Global Supply Network Planners, you report to the Director Supply & Inventory Planning,  and you build and nurture collaborative relationships with(in) the international Supply Chain, Product Management, Sales, Procurement, Outsourcing, S&OP and Master Data teams.


To achieve optimum results, you will provide the weekly planning cycle of designated operation(s), with the following scope:


  • Collaborate with Schedulers to formulate optimized campaign sequencing planning
  • Connect with Demand Planners and CRM to discuss demand fulfilment and prioritization in all regions.
  • Optimize inventory levels through analysis of supply chain data and generate KPI's
  • Own the limiting of write offs by actively managing obsolete stocks
  • Present periodic reports (W,M,Y), as agreed with business areas (example: stock projection, detention projection, etc.)
  • Provide relevant master data and planning parameters related to new material flows in SAP the planning system
  • Partner with regional demand management and site supply chain to optimize the supply and demand balancing
  • Collaborate with global demand management providing relevant input to ensure and optimize allocation and prioritization plan
  • Lead the monthly Site Supply Review
  • Facilitate in the monthly Global Supply Consolidation meeting as part of the S&OP cycle
  •  (redundant with the point below)Master the scenario modelling in the planning system (OMP) and prepare cases for strategic business decisions in the monthly S&OP cycle
  • Provide inputs and support the preparation of the annual Asset review and Budget cycles
  • Support the roadmap to professionalize the supply chain processes within Corbion with a focus on supply planning
  • Lead and participate in improvement projects


About you


You are an ambitious Supply Chain professional who meets the following criteria:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of supply chain experience in manufacturing. Process industry preferred.
  • Strong expertise in supply chain processes, systems and reports (preferably OMP and SAP)
  • APICS CPIM certification considered a benefit.
  • Analytically strong and numerically skilled with a structured in the way of working
  • You have a Continuous Improvement mindset
  • Excellent communication skills and drive to influence
  • Proactive and decisive with a sense of urgency
  • You can maneuver in an international and diverse environment with cultural awareness


Our offer


We offer excellent compensation and benefits, including a competitive base salary, an annual bonus as well as a good pension plan. What makes Corbion special is the way we consciously create that connection between the product of our work and our individual lives and use it to shape our choices and our priorities as a company.

We have a great company made up of talented, dedicated people, who share a purpose and a vision. When we all understand how we intend to get there in the same way, there’s no telling how far we can go.


We offer you the chance to join a company with a :


  • Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference
  • International focus with truly diverse teams
  • Unique active training program with some international assignment to perform
  • A friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment


In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values.

By joining Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.


About Corbion 

What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements.


Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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