S&OP Supply Planner Engineering

Thales is looking for a S&OP Supply Planner Engineering.

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About your future job

In the role of S&OP Supply Planner Engineering you are a key player within the monthly S&OP cycle. You are responsible for the delivery of the S&OP supply plan for Engineering per segment and per discipline. Engineering is by far the biggest organizational part of Thales Naval with more than 1000 employees working in Hengelo and partners located at different sites in Europe.

The supply plan aims to balance Engineering workload versus available and projected capacity. You make sure all stakeholders are committed, follow the process and deliver their input on time. After balancing the supply and demand you review the outcomes with Engineering Segment and Discipline Managers. If necessary, you create with your stakeholders scenarios to close gaps and present these the S&OP Engineering supply meeting. After the management chooses a scenario or solution you monitor that this is executed within the business. In this role you have a close collaboration with the Demand Manager, Bid Management, PMO and Engineering Management to collect your input, align and present outcomes and develop scenario’s. 

Last but definitely not least, you initiate, lead or contribute to improvements of this part of the S&OP process. You feel comfortable to work in a volatile and challenging environment where quality and format of source data, tooling, creating scenario’s and reporting is still in development.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Owner of the S&OP supply plan Engineering and key player within the S&OP process;
  • Supporting the S&OP team and S&OP manager by bringing the S&OP process to a higher maturity;
  • Delivery of the monthly supply plan for the S&OP Cycle consisting of the capacity graphs, resource plan and scenarios to balance demand and supply;
  • Monitoring execution of chosen scenarios and/or actions as a result of the S&OP cycle;
  • Organizing supply plan (review) meetings with the Engineering MT;
  • Be a business partner of Engineering Director, Segment and Line  managers in the resolution of their mid-term capacity issues;
  • Driver of continuous improvement of the supply plan and process for Engineering.


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Why you'd be a good match

You would be a good match if you have the following education, expertise and skills:

  • Master or Bachelor level (HBO/WO), preferably Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, and/or Production;
  • Preferably at least 3 years’ experience (with supply planning) in an ETO / MTO / CTO environment;
  • Knowledge and experience  with BI tooling and/or Anaplan;
  • Structured, process-focused, flexible and stress resistant;
  • Good combination of social, analytical and conceptual skills;
  • Initiate proactively improvements and ability to deal with conflicting interests in an environment with many stakeholders;
  • Can listen carefully and ask questions, even when the message is not explicit;
  • Good communication skills in Dutch and English.



What's in it for you 

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organization, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe. 
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance.
  • You can usually work where and when you want to be able to do your work as well and efficiently as possible. Within Thales we implement hybrid working, where you can, for example, work from home two days a week if your role allows it.
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalize your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade days off for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs.
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.

Bedrijfsprofiel Thales Nederland

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About the Team

Within Thales Naval, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) has been implemented to bridge the gap between strategic and operational planning. Responsible for this process is the S&OP team, which is part of Operations and comprises of eight highly motivated and skilled professionals.


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