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Flow & Capacity Planner (Distribution Services)

Flow & Capacity Planner (Distribution Services)



Break down the overall Supplying Strategy, on a goods flow perspective, into action within DS Operations for the short and mid term.
Supply the local stakeholders – on both Store Distribution and Customer Distribution side – with accurate goods flow plans for the agreed time horizons, and steer the goods flow, as a background to secure the proper capacities through time so to reach target availability to the customer at lowest possible total SC cost.

Your tasks will include:

  • Contribute in supporting availability at customers and efficient SC operations (with specific focus on DS ones, and for both Store and Customer Distribution ) by:
  • maintaining an optimal flow steering set up
  • providing accurate flow and capacity plans to DS operations (EU: short and mid term. NA, AP: as EU + long term)
  • Contributing to maintain and develop further the local distribution strategy together with DS global and main local stakeholders
  • Yearly performing the distribution Network Capacity Plan for the Region, so to secure best long term logistic set up in the region (NA, AP only)
  • Supporting operations in any exceptional situation re: flow, stock and capacity (e.g. supply problems, unexpected peaks, etc)
  • Gathering, processing, analyzing and sharing goods flow information, analyzing trends, identifying possible risks and proposing actions to prevent
  • Evaluating different goods flow scenarios
  • Following up the actual goods flow, stock and order lines on the needed detailed and/or aggregation level
  • Participating in local and/or global projects in the Supply Chain area
  • Participating in various Competence Networks, Super User forums in the goods flow area
  • Developing working methods, tools, addressing needed system requirements and contributing to systems improvement so to secure continuous improvement do Distribution and to the SC
  • For all tasks above, cooperating with defined SC stakeholders and/or with support from DS F&CP Matrix so to secure that the best total result for the SC is reached.

Your knowledge, skills and experience include:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in logistics or economics, or equivalent in working experience
  • 3-5 years’ experience from Supply Chain (experience from various roles along the SC is a plus)
  • Advanced knowledge in calculation methods and analyses and reporting tools (Excel essential; IBM Cognos software Suite – Planning and Bus. Intelligence – and MS Access are a plus)
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Service level achievement (goods availability)
  • Accuracy of the short, and mid term planning, including summer peak prediction (for NA; AP: + long term planning)
  • Total distribution cost (including re-steering, clearings etc), with the aim of reaching lowest total SC costs

IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.