EMEA Supply Chain Planner

 Full Time
 Operations & Supply Chain

About the job 

Quaker Houghton is a global leader present in many people’s lives thanks to the fluid solutions we offer to the automotive, aerospace, packaging & construction sectors, amongst others. This role, based in our regional headquarters Uithoorn, Netherlands site and it is key to continuing to do great things together and exceed customer expectations.  

The EMEA Supply Chain Planner participates in a team effort to create a highly efficient operations process in a customer-driven environment. This is a great opportunity to join us at a time when we are investing in strengthening our market position.  

Join the team and unleash your potential!  


 What do we offer ? 

  • Work-life balance with a hybrid & flexible working schedule.  
  • Competitive pay + bonus program.
  • Health insurance. 
  • Great pension scheme.
  • 28 days minimum of annual leave.
  • 2 annual days paid volunteering leave.
  • Access to real career growth opportunities in Supply Chain or other related areas of interest. 
  • QH University: Continuous training programs for all seniority levels.
  • Attractive Wellbeing, Mental Health, Women Inclusion & D&I programs 


What will you do?  

  • Review and optimise production requirements and intercompany supply chain movements 
  • Optimize production and stocking policies considering business demands and capacity restrictions on site level.   
  • Improve planning process using JDE and Slimstock and develop working practices   
  • Analyze and implement EMEA stocking policies and implement continuous improvements of inventory levels in both product related resources (e.g. raw materials, semi-finished goods) and finished goods.  
  • Implement improvements in production/warehouse processes between affiliates allowing maximum operational flexibility according to customer service, quality, EHS and cost targets.  
  • Support on working capital and materials availability targets 
  • Support production allocation in EMEA. 
  • Provide support for EMEA master data management for supply chain 
  • Keep track on performance levels regarding customer service, stock levels, costs and lead times to end customer and referring KPI’s. 
  • Coordinate cycle counts, which are owned by Quaker Houghton. 
  • Participating in ongoing improvement processes.   


What are we looking for?  

  • Experience: The ideal candidate will provide experience in a similar role where inventory and planning expertise are key to success. Proven expertise in automation of supply chain processes is valued.  

          Any additional training necessary will be provided. 

  • Languages: English professional level spoken and written is a must. Dutch is highly valued. 

  • Soft skills: Customer focus, Team-player, Strong Communication skills, Flexibility, Proactivity and High Safety conscious. Safety is at the core of our culture.  

  • Location: Based in the Uithoorn, Netherlands area.