Company: Michael Page International Netherlands SA
Location: Amsterdam


  • Managing the Forecast en Demand planning for the EMEA region.
  • Responsible for 9 direct reports within the Procurement & Inboud departement.

Client Details

eOur client designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. For years they are an A-brand for generations of audiophiles.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

9 direct reports based in Amsterdam; 1 x Demand planning analyst, 1 x Senior Demand planning analyst, 2 x S&OP analyst, 2 x Purchasing analyst, 2 x Supply Chain analyst Inbound and 1 x supply chain Coordinator

Reporting line:

The Senior Manager Purchasing & Inbound is reporting to the Senior Director Operations EMEA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Forecasting / Demand Planning:
  • Responsible for the operational area of Forecasting. Review and discuss the forecast provided by the Sales organization while aligning with Product Management, Finance and other stakeholders in the organization
  • Organize and lead EMEA S&OP meeting
  • After approval, secure Demand Forecast is loaded into the ERP system (SAP / IBP)
  • Provide insight back to the sales organization what can be supplied regarding their request


  • Make sure Purchase Order are released (on-time, right volume) towards the suppliers – sign off responsibility
  • Interlink with the Global Supply Chain Management team in Shenzhen, China
  • Manage the production priorities/ rescheduling needs of Purchase Orders
  • Manage the product shortages and take the needed actions accordingly to mitigate the supply gaps


  • Manage the inbound carries – all modalities sea, air, road and where applicable rail
  • Coordinate the Inbound deliveries into the 3PL(s) warehouses
  • Provide airfreight requests and approvals in case of need
  • Manage 4PL Control Tower


  • Design and create allocation process management
  • Allocate orders according to new incomings of air / sea and road and according aligned priorities provided by the sales organization


  • Responsible for the inventory levels at EMEA
  • Manage excess inventory meetings and actions
  • Optimize inventory levels and turns

Management Reporting and Data Management

  • Provide regular reports on results, including variance reporting and KPI reporting
  • Control and maintain ERP operational systems
  • Responsible for the Material Master Data in SAP.
  • Ad-hoc Analysis


  • At least 5-10 year’s work experience in the Forecasting, Purchasing and Inbound discipline combined with business knowledge combined and with 3+ years of people management.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, sales-driven organization.
  • A Bachelor or Master education in the functional area.
  • APICS or other forecasting certification are preferred.
  • Experience with SAP IBP (before APO) tool is considered an advantage.
  • Proficient in excel, power point, solid grasp of analytic, metrics, data and statistics.

Job Offer

  • Senior management role with growth potential to a director role, because of the fast growth of the company
  • Excellent salary between 80K en 90K, regarding your background en experience
  • 13th month, 8% vacation allowance
  • € 100,- environmental friendly allowance, if you willing to travel by public transportation
  • € 100,- Health allowance for your health insurance
  • Pension, 10% bonus depending on personal & company achievements
  • Development plan with courses
  • Corporate fitness benefits
  • Collective health insurance at zilveren kruis