Supply & Demand Planner


Vlisco offers a unique opportunity to work 50% on analytics and 50% operational, whereby you are challenged to develop and implement optimizations in the Supply Chain. As a supply and demand planner you are primarily responsible for the order planning and stock monitoring, as part of the weekly Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP) process. This concerns validating the orders according to the S&OP demand plan, prioritize and planning of orders with the departments Production Planning and Logistics and monitoring the stocks and the status of the orders throughout the entire Supply Chain. You will be part of the Sales and Operations Planning team, which is mainly responsible to maximize the OTIF (On Time In Full).

Key responsibilities:

  • Monitor and prioritize the orders based on calculated production demand, inventory levels, sales performances and progress of the planned assortment.
  • Translate the year/monthly S&OP Planning to a weekly plan.
  • Actively participate in our E2E planning team, which monitors the progress of the assortment planning.
  • Develop supply and demand actions to maximize the key KPI OTIF, while minimizing production and logistics cost.
  • Provide order and stock analyses to gain insight and enable improvements.
  • Recommend and implement adjustments in the supply plan.
  • Build and maintain strong, positive partnerships with Sales, Product, Production planning & Logistics to drive business results and resolve issues.
  • Support the Vlisco African sales offices with their ordering process.


  • Bachelor / Master degree preferably in Supply Chain.
  • 1-3 years of work experience in Supply Chain or Logistics.
  • Proven analytical skills, data and process driven.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to convince and inspire people.
  • Proficient level of both Dutch and English. French is a plus.
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems (preferably JDEdwards) and Excel/BI tooling is a plus (preferably QlikView).
  • Enthusiastic person who is open minded and eager with a make it happen mentality.

About Vlisco
Vlisco is a Dutch design and textile printing company with 173 years of history. Its origins are in batik printing for Indonesia but most of its history is in wax printing for West and Central Africa. From its beginning in Africa over 100 years ago Vlisco’s story is the story of African women. A group of exceptional, entrepreneurial women in Togo, called the ‘Nana Benz’ because of their liking for Mercedes cars, traded Vlisco cloth and influenced the choices of design and colour. African women took Vlisco prints into their hearts and into their culture; creating names for the designs, stories around their meaning and beautiful garments to express their individuality.

Vlisco is about African women and its love for Africa. It is also about its unique and complex wax-printing process and its magical designs, created in the Netherlands for African consumers. To work for Vlisco is to work in a company with the world’s biggest textile archive and with a factory that is steeped in expertise, still in Helmond, the place where it started. It is to work in a design-led company which honours and respects African women and which acknowledges the vibrancy and strength of Africa.

What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary, a 38-hour working week, holiday allowance and an extra 13th month salary, you will be part of the logistics team within Vlisco where you will have the opportunity to grow your analytical and planning skills and contribute to the overall success Vlisco Netherlands B.V.

Do you want to be proud to work at this company too?
If you are the candidate, we are looking for, please apply by sending us your resume and motivation. If you would like more information about this vacancy, you can reach out to Heleen Poirters, Corporate Recruiter, +31629217076.

Agency inquiries regarding this vacancy arenot welcome.