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Distribution Planner

Reference:POR AWBJ-554643 Location: Westmeath
Qualification:DegreeExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Planner

A leading global medical device business is seeking an EMEA Distribution planner to join it’s business based in Athlone.


  • Maintain Stock Rate target for the EMEA/APAC Distribution Centers & Service Centers, and International Warehouses.
  • Lead the communication and resolution of all out of stock situations and potential out of stock risks balancing customer satisfaction, inventory investment, and logistics expense
  • Manage the inventory ordering system to maintain target level of service for customer orders
  • Lead demand management activities for all products within scope of stocking strategy. This involves working with senior management within marketing and order management on the allocation of product where demand is more than supply.
  • Represent Planning and Inventory Control as primary point of contact for projects and business objectives involving distribution of finished goods and replenishment planning.
  • Solve complex business supply chain problems across several global regions.
  • Integrate quantitative and qualitative data into actionable supply chain plans in support of business objectives. Observe trends and react with appropriate countermeasures. Execute these plans and countermeasures proactively with minimal management oversight.

The Person

  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience in supply chain, operations, or logistics planning, or 4 years of experience with master’s degree within specified fields of study.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with ERP, MRP II, MRP, SCP, or DRP systems.
  • Full working knowledge of inventory management such as the uses of safety stock, decoupling stock, lead time stock, order interval stock, etc. Knowledge base should include industry best practices
  • Complete understanding of the principles and concepts of time series forecasting models such as moving averages.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal working relationships with internal customers, internal/external suppliers and fellow team members at all levels.
  • Must possess solid presentation skills and written communication skills.
  • Experience working effectively with cross functional teams with remotely located team members and stakeholders.

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Paula O'Reilly | Tel: +353 (0) 1 507 9265