Area Inventory Planner
Wilhelmsen group
3d ago

Join our global team for a career filled with opportunities to solve challenges both small and large, local and global, simple and complex.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is looking for an Area Inventory Planner. Are you analytical and accurate? Do you like to work in an international team where you are responsible for your own international region?

Then you are the person we are looking for!

About Wilhelmsen

Founded in Norway in 1861, Wilhelmsen is now a comprehensive global maritime group providing more than half of the merchant fleet with essential products and services, along with providing crew and technical management to the largest and most complex ships that have ever sailed.

We are committed to shaping the maritime industry and also seek and develop new opportunities in the renewable energy, offshore and power sectors.

With thousands of colleagues in more than 70 countries, we support a diverse and inclusive work environment and go one step further in competence, sustainability, innovation and unparalleled customer experiences.

About the Marine Products Division

People at Wilhelmsen don't just have a job here. They realize the most innovative ideas - and in the process, they shape the maritime industry.

With one of the largest maritime networks in the world, we do work that has impact : if it floats, our products are likely to be on board.

We provide marine consumables, products and solutions for every type of vessel imaginable. Our Marine Products division includes the product brands Unitor, Timm ropes, Unicool refrigerants and Unitor and Nalfleet marine chemicals.

Last year we supplied products to 27,500 vessels, in more than 2,000 ports.

About the location / department

The Global Inventory Europe team operates from the 3 offices in the most important ports in the world and for that reason a very important department within the organization.

As Area Inventory Planner you are part of the Global Inventory Planning team with direct colleagues in Singapore, Fujairah and Rotterdam.

What you will be doing

The Area Inventory Planner is responsible for planning, managing and controlling inventory for one or more localities in the region and in line with set targets.

The Area Inventory Planner decides what should be in stock, how much should be in stock and when to reorder (this includes reordering the defined stock portfolio per location).

As an Area Inventory Planner you are a specialist in inventory planning - and management with predictable availability and minimum excess inventory as the main objective.

In order to do this well, you work together with different departments at the different locations to gather the information and instruct them on the plans that, for example, result from the forecasts you have made.

Who you are

We are looking for an accurate person who has the ability to work under pressure. Because of your skills and effective communication, you can collaborate at all levels of the organization, both internally and towards suppliers.

You can use your skills and knowledge of ERP and MS Excel to make inventory planning as efficient and LEAN as possible. You can demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills and know how to take the right actions to achieve the set KPIs.

You enjoy presenting your insights to various stakeholders. With your obtained insights you can clearly see where there are areas for improvement, with which you and the team can take action.

Preferred skills and knowledge :

  • A Bachelor degree with relevant experience in :
  • Demand planning
  • Customer forecasting
  • Planning on an international level
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Knowledge in ERP systems, Inventory Planning solutions and MS Excel.
  • Knowledge of transport and storage of hazardous materials.
  • Able to communicate effectively within a multinational environment.
  • You can work in a team as well as independently and you dare to take own initiatives.
  • You work systematically and are accurate and analytical.
  • Does this sound interesting?

    Then let us know why you are our new Inventory Planner! You can apply by sending your resume and cover letter to through our career portal.

    Work location : Rotterdam

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