Planning Coordinator,

United Kingdom, England, Felling

Business unit: Marine Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Supply Chain Planner
Competitive salary
Felling, Gateshead NE10 0JY
You will have worked in a supply chain role and gained a good understanding of MRP and how to control it. Now you are looking to develop your expertise in a business that will make the most of your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. That is what we can offer you at AkzoNobel with this Supply Chain Planner position. We are the name behind leading brands such as Dulux, Cuprinol, Polycell and Hammerite and want you to manage the supply chain of a discrete segment of products, including production planning and inventory control.
As Supply Chain Planner you will review and action daily MRP output and generate a daily production schedule as well as communicate plan changes with other departments. We will look to you to allocate production output based on demand and ensure the correct products are shipped to the correct countries. You will maintain inventory levels and stock availability as well as actively manage out of date/redundant stock. You will also monitor demand to ensure sales variances are captured and addressed. Important will be the ability to follow processes and identify improvement activities within the department.
You will have worked in a supply chain role and gained a good understanding of MRP and how to control it.   You will also have high levels of expertise in Excel and Outlook. A clear understanding of Microsoft Access and PowerPoint would be an advantage. Highly numerate, you will have an eye for detail as well as strong communication and organisational skills. You will also be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.
We believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be a Supply Chain Planner in a business that will invest in you and encourage you to develop please apply online via our website.

AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far
Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

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Closing date

July 28, 2017

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United Kingdom





Business unit

Marine Coatings

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Entry Level

Full time/part time


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