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Flow & Capacity Planner (Distribution Services)

Flow & Capacity Planner (Distribution Services)

307879BR

Bangalore

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

ABOUT THE JOB
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 ASSIGNMENT
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 PROFILE 
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

GROWING TOGETHER 
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.