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Demand Planner




Supply Chain

Hours per week

32 - 40


€3900 - €5000 gross per month

As Demand Planner you will work in the Supply Chain department which consists of 5 colleagues. You will be taking care of the mid- and long-term production, purchasing and inventory planning, taking into account sales forecasts, for optimal product availability at minimum operational costs and minimum working capital. The basis for demand planning has been established within the organization but needs to be further professionalized. That is why we are looking for someone who can and wants to contribute to the professionalization of Demand Planning.


What you will be doing

  • You are providing input for the S&OP process;
  • You are involved in developing, implementing and managing parts of the new global supply chain ERP-system;
  • You identify external and internal developments to guarantee quality and making suggestions for improvement;
  • You support the management and employees by providing timely and correct advice on the development of the Supply Chain department;
  • You are leading meetings for the repurposing of Slow Moving & Obsolete products;
  • You are actively managing and adjusting on various KPIs;
  • You retrieve market information to adjust the historical forecast;
  • You are in consultation with product management about Product Lifecycle Management;
  • You analyze data for the preparation of forecast scenarios.


What we ask of you

  • You have a completed Bachelor or Master education in Supply Chain, Logistics or Industrial Engineering;
  • You have at least 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably at a manufacturing company;
  • You have affinity with ERP-systems and experience in working with Microsoft-Excel;
  • You are a team player, you can keep a overview and work in a structured way;
  • You live in the Netherlands, preferably within a radius of up to 40 km from Weesp. 
  • You have strong communication skills and are able to manage stakeholders and provide them with the right information in a dynamic cultural environment;
  • You want to make an impact to contribute to a sustainable world;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written).


What we offer you

A 7th generation family-owned business.
Family values, beliefs and ambitions represent the driving forces behind a culture of sustainability. The drivers of this family business are a long-term commitment, a minimum of hierarchy and the speed of implementation. Royal Smit & Zoon is flexibly seizing the opportunities of the changes taking place worldwide, meanwhile creating strong and sustainable value for their employees, stakeholders and for society.

You can contribute in creating a socially and environmentally more sustainable leather value chain. The head office is located in Weesp (municipality of Amsterdam), which is easily accessible by public transport. Royal Smit & Zoon offers a professional working environment in which ambitions to grow and attention for colleagues are central. A thirteenth month, profit sharing, hybrid home working policy and discount on sports facilities are part of your job offer.


About Royal Smit & Zoon

Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading suppliers of chemicals for tanning, wet-end and finishing phases, Royal Smit & Zoon produces sustainable chemical solutions for the leather industry and has, since the start in 1821, grown into a worldwide renowned player. This family owned business provides the leather sector with an ample range of products, all complying with the international regulations and specifications, to be effectively used in different end sectors such as footwear, leather goods, apparel, automotive, and furnishing. The company is fully committed to the promotion and improvement of the whole leather value chain in order to make it better, entirely sustainable, safe, and eco-friendly.

In 2021 King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands granted Smit & Zoon the Royal predicate for our efforts of seven generations of entrepreneurship, innovation and focus on sustainability in the leather value chain.

Royal Smit & Zoon is active in more than 70 countries around the world. In addition to our headquarters in Weesp, we have offices and factories in Amersfoort (the Netherlands), Germany, Italy, India and China. In the Netherlands we have about 150 colleagues, worldwide we work with almost 400 employees.

Our mission is to create a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain, together. In other words, to create value for customers and society through product and process innovations, and to make people more aware and familiar with sustainable solutions throughout the leather value chain. With this mission we help society as a whole, by offering leather not only as a sustainable basis for all kinds of beautiful products, but also by taking care of our planet and next generations to come.



Are you interested? Then apply via the button below and send your CV. For more information, contact Mark Letter (Talent Acquisition Manager) at [email protected] or via 06-281 361 19.   

Unsolicited introductions of candidates through recruitment agencies or third parties are not appreciated. Therefore, sent CVs and applications from candidates will be considered direct applications.

The Supply Chain Department at Smit & Zoon is always looking for better ways to support the organization with the expertise of its team. Our organization gives you the opportunity to take ownership and be responsible for the development of the Supply chain and yourself

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Our story

Our mission

Creating a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain

Our mission is to create value for customers, shareholders, employees, and society by developing product and process innovations and raising awareness of the need for sustainable solutions in the entire leather value chain. With this mission we help society as a whole, by not only offering leather as a sustainable source for all kinds of products but also by taking care of our planet and of the next generations of people that will be living here.


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