Material Requirement Planning Specialist


As Material Requirement Planning (MRP) Specialist you are responsible for the planning and ordering of all materials that are required to support the production schedule of the Manufacturing organization. You ensure that all materials are available at the right time and in the right quantities. You will work closely with the Site Scheduling Specialist and the Supply Chain Analysts to optimize processes and drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance supply chain efficiency. The role will be responsible for:


Materials Planning and Inventory Management

Leading the materials planning process to ensure the availability of materials to support production requirements, taking into account the plant specific planning restriction.
Utilizing MRP software and tools to analyse demand, generate material requirements and create purchase orders.
Managing inventory levels to optimize working capital while ensuring sufficient stock availability.
Conducting regular inventory analysis, including safety stock calculations, reorder points, lead time evaluations and the reconciliation of any discrepancies.
Implementing inventory control measures to minimize excess stock, stockouts, and obsolescence.
Collaborating with warehouse team to optimize inventory storage and movement.
Managing all MRP master data in our ERP system (SAP).
Identify and mitigate risks related to materials planning, procurement, and inventory management.
Replenishment and Supplier Management

Coordinating and overseeing the replenishment process for materials, working closely with suppliers and procurement.
Gathering data, analyse trends, and collaborate with stakeholders to generate accurate forecasts.
Monitoring supplier performance, including on-time delivery, quality, and responsiveness.
Collaborating with suppliers to address any issues or delays and implement improvement plans as necessary.
Process Improvement

Continuously assessing MRP processes and identify opportunities for improvement.
Implementing and driving initiatives to streamline processes and improve material availability.
Collaborating with other teams to implement best practices and standardize processes.
Monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the effectiveness of MRP operations and drive performance improvements.
Your profile:

Bachelors degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration or a related field. Experience in the chemical industry is a plus.
3 to 5 years of professional experience acquired in the supply chain management.
In-depth knowledge of supply chain principles, practices, and industry trends.
Analytical mindset with the ability to identify opportunities for improvement and drive change.
Proficiency in supply chain software systems, data analysis tools and ERP systems. Expertise in SAP S4HANA (transaction MD04) is a plus.
Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and quality.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
Strong written and verbal communication skills in English are necessary.
Our offer

We offer a challenging and rewarding position in a dynamic production setting
We work in a team where we help and support each other as One ARLANXEO
We are looking for people who want to commit to us for a longer term
We offer a complete package of excellent employment conditions a very dynamic and international setting
Have we piqued your interest? Then apply with your complete application documents (cover letter, CV, certificates). If you have any questions, please contact Jeroen Schilderman:



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