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Royal Canin Regional Capacity Planner (F/M/X) in Aimargues, France

Job Description:

Location : Aimargues

Segment : Royal Canin

Contract : permanent

The scope of the role is the following:

  • Lead regional capacity planning cycle and develop rolling 2 years of Emerging & Seeds (E&S) region factories capacity plan in order to secure Royal Canin supply chain operations

  • Provides insights on factories capacity feedering the Master Production Schedule (MPS)

  • Act as capacity control tower for E&S manufacturing units

  • Clearly identify factories planning changes vs last cycle, risk and opportunity area, and gap vs OP plan or stretch plan in a consolidated level. Provide feeder information to S&OP processes.

  • Regional Functional Expert of business capacity planning system and processes while ensuring data consistency

  • Owns deployments of factories planning standards, drives implementations of global E2E planning tool in E&S region, drives planning processes and tools continuous improvement

What are we looking for?

  • Master’s Degree in Supply Chain / Business Management

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in planning roles (supply & demand planning), ideally 1 to 3 years of experience as a Functional Expert or Key User

  • Advanced Skills in MS Excel, Knowledge of SQL language and Power Query

  • Knowledge of FuturMaster (preferred) or any other Planning software is a must

  • Good IT Knowledge, Project Management and advanced planning tools apply to supply chain

  • Fluent in written & spoken English

  • Familiar with IT systems ( ERP/APS/Interfaces)

What will be your key responsibilities?

Capacity Planning:

  • Design and deploy RC E&S capacity planning process standard within Global guidelines

  • S&OP+ consolidated regional capacity forecasting - analysis & generating insights to fuel regional SMR and VCO leads. Sharing changes vs last cycle, risks and opportunities, leading the conversation around developing action plans and informed decision making.

  • Develop a reliable capacity plan for 4 manufacturing units within 24 months horizon, integrating all the supply chain insights including factories capacity, planned activities, inventory, production parameters and safety stocks. Assess current factories setup to make appropriate business decisions that minimize costs and improve service level objectives.

  • Engaged and maintain periodical capacity process overview and communication with all key Stakeholder including Regional Supply planner, Regional IE Director and Factories Supply Chain Teams, and animating the Capacity Planning communities to proactively identify and communicate key drivers and proposed solutions to service and inventory issues.

  • Perform ongoing analysis of manufacturing units’ capacity, assess risk and take corrective actions to close gaps – lead a control tower based operating model to track and monitor on weekly basis factories capacity plan

  • Mitigate manufacturing and supply risk and “crisis” through strong collaboration with plants

  • Guarantee the E&S capacity plan per unit and related data & KPI’s are submitted in due time

  • Support and lead all key phases for an E2E-Planning core model deployments and upgrades in E&S: Fit analysis, design, development, UAT, go-live, hyper-care and post-project support

  • Supports functional deployment and planning knowledge transfer activities to factories key-users and users

  • Provide expert functional support to E&S capacity planning community and be the central point of contact in the region for Global CoE, FuturMaster, Mars-IS, local/regional KU’s…

  • Collaborate with the Global planning BPOs, assess local CIP requests and propose enhancement of the process standard to BPO where change is beneficial

  • Accountable to maintain the documentation of the Planning Business processes and supporting system transactions

Manage factories MPS

  • Validate and sign off long term aggregated E&S network supplies in feeding the MPS

  • Capture and reflect Supply Allocation decisions across E&S Supply Network through MPS

Support Planning system

  • Custodian of existing eco-system allowing regional team to operate

  • Lead projects to enhance process efficiencies , system performances and secure data consistency

  • Provides assistance and first level of support to other regional planning functions (supply planning & demand planning if needed) planners from a technical and functional perspective

  • Test and Validate new functionalities before system upgrades

  • Ensure knowledge transfer on new planning functionalities to regional & local planning members

What can you expect from Mars, and especially Royal Canin?

  • At Mars, we believe in a relationship of mutual trust, dignity and respect between our company and Associates that is more meaningful than the standard employer/employee relationship.

  • As Associates, we can expect to be respected, supported and valued as individuals, to be treated fairly and equitably.

  • The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars.

  • You will work in a multicultural environment (more than 40 nationalities) and where your dog will be welcomed by more than 100 other Associates’ dogs at the office!

  • You will evolve in the heart of an innovative production plant that will challenge you, on a daily basis

Royal Canin's CSR commitments, to build a better world for tomorrow:

  • Since 2015, no waste to landfill is made by the 16 Royal Canin factories in the world

  • All Royal Canin products manufactured in Europe are ISO 14001 certified from design to factory gate


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.