Senior Supply Planner

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Employment (38 hours)

With over 50.000 employees and more than 1.700 stores, Action is growing extremely fast as we are expanding our market share but also penetrating new markets. With more intake on inventory and more DC’s each year, we are called to manage a more complex network. Working at Action means working at a dynamic and fast paced company where you continuously learn and grow.

As a Senior Supply Planner you will be part of the Supply Chain Planning department and report to the Unit Planning Manager. The Senior Supply Planner is in close contact with the Category Demand Planner, Category Buyer and Individual suppliers. 

The main focus of the Senior Supply Planner lies in ensuring optimal inventory levels and availability for our stores and DC’s.  You are the main point of contact for the supplier to ensure optimal delivery and solve any delivery issues. You have the ability to signal core issues and provide input to improve category and/or supplier performance on a continuous basis. You know your way around the business in order to fully align all supply chain related activities with relevant stakeholders within your category/supplier domain.  

Your daily Actions

Provide input and feedback on day-to-day performance and issues. Participate in periodic meetings with key suppliers of the category and take the role of category lead and representative towards neighboring departments. Be end-responsible to set up a pre-season tactical plan for the flow of goods (replenishment strategy, allocation strategy, in season monitoring, open to buy, seasonal evaluations, goods flow optimization, etc.). Furthermore, using your experience, you will signal core issues and set up improvement plans at category-supplier level in order to optimize overall performance. There will be opportunities to participate in projects and play a senior role in the team, replacing the UPM if necessary in operational matters.  Other tasks will involve validating and creating purchase orders per DC provided by the replenishment system, and the monitoring and maintenance of KPI's on a daily basis. Additionally, there will be a requirement to follow up on in time and in full delivery of supplier for domestic and direct import suppliers, and following up on delivery issues on a daily basis. The monitoring of inbound deliveries in the portal on a daily basis will also be a task. Being the category lead, will mean that you communicate and cooperate with your cross functional stakeholders such as buying, commercial and logistics in order to achieve (common) goals. Promotions will need to be monitored in order to ensure in time and in full availability of promo items as well as maintaining contacts with suppliers in order to follow up on issues and take mitigating actions to prevent issues with suppliers. You will be carrying out administrative tasks such as maintaining logistic and order management data, and, maintaining forecasts in the replenishment system. 

Who you are

You are very organized, able to structure activities, stick to agreements within deadlines and according to guidelines. You work efficiently and effectively, also when under time pressure. You make proposals for efficient and effective working methods with the least possible complexity and implements these. Due to the fact that you are the absolute expert in your field, you will participate in projects that reach beyond your own planning activities. You are able to switch from detailed operational processes to high-level planning overviews. You are proactive and you work effectively with others (eg buying, logistics, suppliers)  to achieve common goals.

Furthermore you have:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree 
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience, preferably within retail 
  • English in speaking and writing
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP is a pré
  • Knowledge of  forecasting and replenishment systems
  • Affinity with numbers and data

What we offer

  • Market-based salary 
  • 24 holiday days and the option to buy 5 extra days a year (based on 38 hours)
  • A company laptop
  • Flexible working hours
  • The option to participate within a collective health insurance scheme
  • 15% staff discount on Action merchandise in Action stores
  • Extensive education and training possibilities at our own Action Academy


Are you ready to take Action? Apply now!

Applying, starting a new job and the location of the (office) workplace has become more digital and flexible at Action, partly due to the developments of Covid-19. During the selection process, we will of course inform you how Action deals with this way of working, both at home and in the office.

Curious what’s next?

Christina Asimakopoulou, Recruiter Supply Chain, will review your application and will get back to you asap. When you are selected you will be invited for a first job interview. When we are both enthusiast we will invite you for the second interview. In that second interview we’d like to get to know you even better. In order to do so we will ask you to take an online assessment. Are we still a great match? Then we’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse!  

At Action we think integrity is of the utmost importance. A pre-employment screening is therefore part of the application process for this vacancy. Contact your Recruiter for more details.

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