Planner Co-packing BLX and Export

  • Breda
  • MBO 3/4
  • Salary indication €2,850-3,500
  • 28 Hours per week
  • Parttime
  • #1AV0047322

About the job

This is what your fresh start as Demand Planner will look like:

As Supply and Co-Pack Planner you are responsible for optimising the balance of inventory across the Supply Chain Network in line with target customer service levels, levels of forecast accuracy and stock levels. You are responsible to coordinate and execute tasks within SCM Benelux, Export and Travel with the aim of making processes as efficient as possible and guaranteeing customer satisfaction. You will utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Demand Planning, Suppliers and Customer Service to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used to meet the Customer Service metrics.

Your core tasks in a nutshell:

  • As Copack planner you monitor the enter-end supply chain of copack for the Benelux, Export and Travel from production to goods delivery at our warehouse;
  • You manage an efficient production planning on short and medium term (4-6 weeks) and continuously keep up-to-date with changes that may influence your planning in order to achieve a solid detailed scheduling;
  • You work closely with all internal departments and create a solid buy-in on all levels;
  • You support marketing and purchasing regarding new product development and introduction;
  • You assure that the KPI's are achieved and guarantee a solid follow-up of the supply chain procedures;
  • You with demand planner and customer services on weekly MRP, stock-out reports, new product launches and supplier forecasts;
  • Collaborate with operations and account management in times of constrained capacity to develop priorities and action plans in order to fulfill customer needs;
  • Participate in cross functional projects such as packaging changes, new product launches, seasonal build planning to develop, manage, and communicate a timeline and supply plan;
  • Check and approve inbound transport invoices making sure suppliers are compliant;
  • Plan, manage and coordinate co-packer production and inventory management;
  • Back up function for the replenishment part LOL/FT;
  • Take care of any additional ad hoc tasks as necessary.

Job requirements

The ideal recipe for our Demand Planner:

  • MBO/HBO Supply Chain, Business or technology-related field;
  • Proven track of at least 2 years in supply planning or customer services within FMCG;
  • Understanding of supply chain operations and planning ;
  • Experience with data systems, preferably SAP & Excel;
  • Affinity with numeracy;
  • Pragmatic and action-oriented attitude (Can Do), ability to translate business needs into solutions;
  • Strong results focus;
  • Able to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment;
  • Good planning, analytical, organisational and executional skills with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work under pressure, think quickly and demonstrate initiative in solving problems;
  • Effective interpersonal communication and consultative skills, both verbal and written in Dutch and English.

About the company

You will work at the third largest confectionery group in the world - and second in Europe. But we want to continue to grow and become the best at making candy, where we can use all the help of our colleagues!

We see our employees as the most important ingredient and therefore we have something for everyone:

  • Empowering: Everyone has every opportunity to develop and make a difference. For example, we have a huge range of (tailor-made) training courses.
  • Fun: Who doesn't actually dream of working at a candy factory? We would also like to maintain our family atmosphere, because that makes us unique and has brought us to where we are today. We do everything to make you feel at home with us, such as an annual beach volleyball and hockey tournament. But also an annual CSR day to be committed to the community.
  • Innovation: We must respond to the ongoing social debate on sugar and health, but also to deal with issues such as: environmental pollution, packaging and food safety. Enough challenges!
  • Dynamic: It may sound cliché, but with branches in more than 30 countries, we are a dynamic and vibrant organization.

What we offer

Are you starting to feel like it? Then we would like to meet you! Let us hear from you via the "apply" button and hopefully we will meet soon.

  • You'll get a parttime contract at Start People for at least 6 months;
  • We'll support you in your word at Perfetti van Melle;
  • The salary will be between 2.850€ and 3.500€ per month on fulltime basis. You'll get to choose between a four weekly or weekly payment.

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Vestigings gegevens

Start People Breda XL
Markendaalseweg   57  
4811 KA, Breda

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, we are a member of ABU: the branch organization of the temporary employment sector. This organization guarantees that its members act according to the Dutch law. 
You are more than welcome at our office in Venlo, where our recruiters can talk to you in either Dutch, English, German and/or Polish.
If you work via Start People it is possible to, I some cases,  use one of our collective health insurance policies. However, if you want to stay in The Netherlands for a longer period of time, we advise you to arrange health insurance yourself.  
Some companies we work with only offer day shifts, but the most companies offer several shifts (morning-, day and night shifts). It is often not possible to work structurally in one specific shift.
Unfortunately, one of these three languages is required to find a job via Start People. It is important that you can communicate with our colleagues and your manager at work.
Yes, you can choose between a weekly or a 4-weekly payment of your salary.
If you want to work in The Netherlands, you should be able to arrage your own transportation. Also, traveling together with other people is not preferred due to the flexibility you need for several jobs. 
Unfortunately, Start People does not offer housing. If you wish to work for Start People, you need to arrange housing in the Netherlands or in the Dutch border area.

If you have the intention to stay in the Netherlands for more than four months, you must register in the personal records database of the city you live in. To do this, go to the town hall of the city where you are going to live. You will then receive a citizen service number (BSN). With this number, your employer can register you, for example, at the Tax Authorities/ Doctors, hospitals and pharmacies can also ask you for your BSN. For more information, visit the website of the City where you live or visit

If you intend to stay in the Netherlands for less than four months, registration in to the personal record database is not obligated. If you still want a citizen service number, you must register in the personal record database of the city you live in. 

We can help you make an appointment to get your BSN number, but you must go to the appointment yourself. 
You need a valid ID, BSN number on an original document from either the Tax Authorities or City (Hall) you are registered in, and a European bank account number (IBAN) in your name.
In The Netherlands, it is not allowed to charge money for job placement services. Therefore, our services are free.