At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Puck®, Lurpak®, Three Cows®, Starbucks® and Castello® – names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. There are 1,200 employees in the Middle East and Africa and 19,000 global employees at the heart of our business. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.
Are you looking for an opportunity where you can manage, develop, challenge, and optimize the supply planning process? If yes, you could be our new Supply Planning Manager to be based in our Kuwait office and will report to the General Manager.
Manage, develop and optimize the supply planning process
The Supply Planning Manager will be responsible for reviewing sales forecast from sales and marketing teams, prepare forecast based on warehouse/transit stock, warehouse capacity, and safety stock levels. You will issue purchase orders to different internal and external suppliers, manage inventory levels in all warehouses with a tight focus on ensuring fresh product availability. You will implement and monitor the right policies and procedures in all warehouses including handling and storage of materials, maintaining the right level of inventory, return goods, damage, and expiry. You will also prepare and act on various stock-related reports and KPIs for review and improvement purposes, and Distribution Resource Planning.
To be successful in the role, it is important that you are proactive and focused on efficiency and effectiveness. You will be responsible for a stable and strong stock inbound process and timely delivery. You will furthermore support our joint venture partner to secure efficient warehouse management which also includes staff training, motivation, and follow-up.
Solid background in forecasting and planning
You hold a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Supply Chain Management and have at least 5 years’ experience, preferably in FMCG industry. You have excellent planning and time management skills and a strong business understanding. You are proactive, innovative, results-driven, assertive, and a very good team player. You thrive on making decisions, showing initiative, and have an enthusiastic approach to your work and surroundings. In this role, it will be a plus if you are a good user of SAP and have basic knowledge of Kuwait laws for customs, food safety, and local regulations.