Supply & Inventory Planner – Kipling

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Company: VF Corporation
Location: Antwerp (Flanders), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Get to know Kipling     

We’re looking for an outstanding Supply and Inventory Planner to join our Kipling Operations team in Antwerp, Belgium.

At Kipling we are on a mission. To live a vibrant and colourful life, go to places we’ve never been before. Be curious. Dare to live the life we’ve always wanted. That’s our mission and influences everything we do. We take pride from our female leaders who are at the forefront of decision making across our Global organisation.

At Kipling we empower you to go your own way. We celebrate uniqueness and diversity, and especially when it comes to looking for the best talent. Diversity makes us stronger and at Kipling we do believe your story matters, therefore we welcome all backgrounds. 

Our success story started in ‘87 in the heart of the fashion capital Antwerp, yours starts today.  

We lighten your step, powering your curiosity to go your own way. #LiveLight

Let’s talk about the role!     

You take full responsibility of the supply planning and the inventory management for all Kipling products keeping both the short- and long-term planning in mind. You balance supply maximizing product availability while keeping inventory levels within plan.

Job Details

We expect that our Supply and Inventory Planner will deliver unbeatable results whilst also fulfilling the following aspects of the role:   

  • Translate the seasonal demand plan into a Supply plan in close communication with demand planner.

  • Coordinate the cross region Buy moments and related activities to maximize efficiencies

  • Enter and follow up on purchase orders

  • Manage the required system settings

  • Be responsible for the monthly inventory roll reporting.

  • Give input to the Inbound Logistics team on container priorities

  • Continuously identify and execute processes improvements to gain efficiency and reduce cost

  • Report and follow up Supply KPI

  • Participate in various projects within and cross-brands

What you need to succeed?

To succeed as Supply and Inventory Planner you need to an eye for details and being comfortable with numbers while actively looking for solution cross teams for fast changing situations. Communication is key, as in your role you will have to work with different internal stakeholders. As we work against deadlines, planning your short- and long-term activities in the best way possible is also important. What you'll need:

  • 2 – 4 years of experience in a similar function

  • Enjoy working with numbers and have an analytical mind

  • You are accurate and have a sharp eye for details

  • Solution-oriented attitude

  • You enjoy working with others, listening to and understanding their point of view and identify solutions together

  • You are an advanced user of Microsoft Excel

  • Fluent in English, spoken as well as written

  • Knowledge of SAP, Access and Visual Basics is an asset

What’s in it for you?  

Along with a competitive salary and benefits program we offer a flexible, casual work setting. It’s not just our products which set us apart from others, our people first approach is what drives us, this is why we offer: 

  • A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do 

  • Tailored training. We are committed to helping you grow and drive you career forward

  • An inclusive international environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together 

  • Be part of an iconic lifestyle brand in a multi brand, multi countries organization

  • On site gym offering health and well-being initiatives

  • A discount card with 50% on all VF brands

If you like what you have read and want to join our team then we would like to hear from you!

Apply, visit vfc.com, kipling.com or follow us on our LinkedIn and Instagram pages, see you there!