Employment Type
Date posted
July 19, 2021
Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning Lead KLK EMMERICH (nabij DUSSELDORF)!


Our company belongs to the internationally active Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (‘KLK’) company. The company is listed on the Malaysian stock market and is involved in plantations, production and real estate worldwide. KLK EMMERICH GmbH belongs to the KLK OLEO division, which has evolved into a leading global player in the oleochemical industry thanks to its consistent expansion of new, resource-based production areas. Every day, some 400 employees contribute to the success of our company.


To support our Supply Chain team, we are looking to fill a permanent vacancy at our sites in Emmerich am Rhein and Düsseldorf:

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning Lead (m/f/x)


Tasks / areas of responsibility:

  • To manage and develop the entire planning team, consisting of a master planner (material manager), demand planner, supply planner, scheduler and process excellence specialist
  • To manage and develop the team and guidelines
  • To control sales, inventory and operations planning processes
  • To establish open communication lines between production and sales management
  • To ensure a high level of customer satisfaction
  • To generate long-term (value balance) and mid-term (long/short) planning and production planning for the Emmerich and Düsseldorf sites
  • To optimise the usage of different raw materials and routings in terms of value optimisation
  • Responsible for demand planning during the current quarter once the material balance planning has been agreed on the basis of the long/short planning
  • To liaise with production management to optimise system capacities
  • To liaise with Sales/Business (product management) to optimise the product portfolio
  • Responsible for the conceptual development of SI & Op processes and related planning systems, with strict focus on product availability and costs
  • To monitor and optimise storage and transport costs for all products in the external warehouse
  • To handle returns and the resulting actions in the external warehouse and external filling



  • A degree in commerce, supply chain or chemistry
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a comparable role, preferable in the processing industry
  • Preferred: APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)
  • Several years of managerial experience and experience in change management and ongoing improvement management
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications and standard material management systems / AS, ASPEN, Lotus Notes
  • Preferred: product knowledge in the field of oleochemistry
  • Preferred: knowledge of APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to make decisions confidently and work under pressure
  • Flexibility and ability to respond quickly
  • Fluent in spoken and written German and English


We offer:

  • A challenging role in a company that is geared for growth
  • An affirmative, team-based corporate culture with flat hierarchies
  • Numerous opportunities for career development
  • An attractive salary
  • Flexible working hours (flexitime), 30 days annual leave
  • Free parking, job bikes, sports, company canteen, retirement scheme, company events

Your response:

Should you meet the above requirements and are interested in a challenging and highly varied job, please send your application documents and your CV to applications@klkoleo.com. Please also specify your desired salary and your earliest possible starting date.

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