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Supply Planning Manager

Nestle Middle East

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP991-432

Job description / Role

Nestle Nutrition, a global company in the Nestle Group, helps to enhance peoples' lives through science-based nutrition products and services for consumer groups with specific nutritional needs. Our brands include Nestle and Gerber maternal and infant nutrition, PowerBar and Musashi performance nutrition and Jenny Craig weight management.

Location: Dubai, UAE
Company: Nestle Middle East - Head Office

Position Summary
As a Supply Planning Manager in our nutrition business, you are responsible for the end to end supply chain operations. Acting as the central point of communication from factories through to all of your clients and colleagues, this is a crucial role ensuring we have inventory ready, freshness is of the highest standard and all parties know what to expect and when.

You will formulate, develop and implement Supply Planning strategies and policies across multiple locations, be an expert in how supply planning works, and be able to communicate effectively with your multiple stakeholders.

A day in the life of
- Your day always starts with checking current availability to ensure you can fulfill the short and medium term supply requirements. This isn't just spreadsheets-you liaise with colleagues to ensure their part of the process is on track, and conduct 'what-if' analyses to ensure there's always a Plan B
- If there are any risks or issues, it's your job to fix them. In the short term this may look like challenging the efficiency of the line, but longer term you're responsible for establishing new processes to define supply requirements versus current capability to supply and be an enabler to decision making in addressing any gaps that may arise
- When everyone understands their part of the process, the whole operation works better. You are a key driver of alignment and standardization to further improve the efficiency and quality of the work we do
- Your afternoon is spent looking at the Monthly Planning Business Process, liaising with your colleagues in Zone
- You always make time to coach and develop the Supply Planning competency and engagement of Supply Planners and Marketing / Generating Demand team


What will make you successful
- Demand and Supply Planning experience
- APO knowledge is a must
- You manage a lot of stakeholders, both internal and external, so you need to be a confident, with an eye for detail and the ability to drive and influence.
- Strong communication skills
- You need to be an expert in supply chain operations, have a desire to drive continuous improvement, and be able to back up your ideas with facts and stats
- You need to enjoy a role with a large scope, and be as comfortable with factory efficiency as you are planning inventory deliveries globally
- Bachelor's Degree
- 5 or more years of relevant supply chain operational experience at market / business level

Nestle is 308,000 people strong and are driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. With more than 91.4 billion CHF in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we'll offer you a dynamic international working environment with constant opportunities for development.

About the Company

Nestle with headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestle and is today the world's biggest food and beverage company. Sales for 2006 were CHF 98.5 bn, with a net profit of CHF 9 bn. We employ around 265,000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world.

The Company's strategy is guided by several fundamental principles. Nestle's existing products grow through innovation and renovation while maintaining a balance in geographic activities and product lines. Long-term potential is never sacrificed for short-term performance. The Company's priority is to bring the best and most relevant products to people, wherever they are, whatever their needs, throughout their lives.

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