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Senior Distribution Planner Amsterdam Netherlands

Senior Distribution Planner

Radarweg | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands | 1043 NT

About us

At Fontem Ventures our purpose is to deliver a better alternative to smokers around the world. 

Fontem Ventures is an innovative consumer goods company and, as the owner of the e-vapour brand blu, a leader in vaping technology. Our business is headquartered in Amsterdam with more than 200 employees working across head office and , Fontem US in Charlotte  with research labs in Liverpool, Hamburg and Beijing. 

The role

To be a competent and reliable partner for our export markets who is responsible for ensuring continuous market supply for the defined specific area. To satisfy the customer demand timely at the right place, in the right quality and quantity as well as at the most efficient cost.  Handling of customer relevant information regarding sales and manufacturing and commercial and logistical execution of customer orders in consideration of internal rules and guidelines as well as international rules like the ICC Incoterms and all tax and customs issues.

Responsibilities

Market & Customer Management:

  • Build expertise and understanding for the assigned markets & customers with regard to trends, legal changes, customs requirements for export and all market relevant specifics.
  • Understand and follow up concerning portfolio in terms of plans and projects, incl. phase in / phase out ensuring timely master data availability for new product in SAP.
  • Regular market visits to improve customer relationship and market knowledge.

Demand Management

  • Sales Forecast Accuracy checks on SKU level.
  • Review monthly forecast update in parallel with Operations Planning activities on SKU level
  • Ensure proper forecast consumption by the orders 

Order Management

  • Receive and check feasibility of orders (incl. regarding payment terms & conditions) and order entry
  • Commit to volumes and timings towards the customer in the context of Available to promise.
  • Supervise and coordinate status and fulfilment of production as well as order processing (order _______portfolio follow up) by challenging and collaborating with involved key players.  
  • Release orders to despatch locations.
  • Active order tracking (order status reporting) 

Network Planning

  • Demand and supply balance checks: Identify shortages / unbalanced situations and initiate corrective actions in order to solve issues
  • Reporting and monitoring of market specific stocks in all relevant locations.
  • Release and supervise transports to ensure availability of stocks at the right time at the right place to avoid OOS and shortages. 

Stock Monitoring and Obsolescence Management

  • Monitor pro-actively market respective stock in all relevant factories and warehouses to avoid over ageing and write offs.
  • Create understanding for impact of projects, launches, etc. on stock and to initiate respective actions in order to prevent obsolescence where possible

Skills & experience

  • Completed professional training in wholesale & export trades resp. export merchant or comparable professional training
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Logistics/Customer Service
  • Excellent SAP R3 knowledge (SD, MM) as well as MS Office
  • English fluent. Additional foreign language desirable
  • Well-developed analytical skills
  • Team player
  • Good ability to communicate with external and internal contacts/departments in differing cultures and countries, intercultural competencies
  • Flexible, fast learning and responsive to changes

Our culture

*A fun office environment with a family vibe.

From monthly events such as our ugly Christmas jumper competition, office massages, and surprise pizza parties you’ll be working in an environment that values hard work, self-satisfaction, and happiness!

Best of all you have the opportunity to help shape our culture for the future. We have a multicultural environment where openness and diversity is encouraged – from new starters all the way to the CEO.

Next steps

If you’d like to apply for this position or find out more about the role then please apply below and someone from the Recruitment team will be in touch shortly.

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