Regional Demand Planner


Enkhuizen, Holanda (Tempo integral)

Regional Demand Planner

Demand Planning |Sales | Continuous Improvement | Data Awareness | Stakeholder Management 

What are you going to do?

As our Demand Planner, you will play an important role in our new Demand Planning Department in ensuring operational and financial success for Enza Zaden.

You are responsible for all forecasting activities. You collect all quantitative and qualitative data and compile a demand plan that is used to drive supply, capacity, financial decision-making processes. You know how to manage new product introductions and the short- and mid-term demand forecasts based on potential sales to predict future customer demand. Based on all this, you direct the demand planning process within the S&OP cycle and challenge your sales partners on their input.

You interact closely with the sales teams to enrich the forecast (market/customer dynamics, phase-in of new varieties) and ensure alignment on different levels in the organization, like the Regional (Subsidiary) Sales Managers and Regional Sales Directors. You easily build and maintain relationships and partnerships. You analyze the relationship between sales activities, new product introductions, and seasonal impact on product demand to achieve accurate forecasts (based on data and analysis) which you convert into KPIs to monitor progress and success. Continuous improvement and forecast accuracy are two central aspects of this process. With your experience, you know the best way to partner and collaborate with the sales teams, how to grasp opportunities and how to lead processes.

You have a strong vision of how to set and build insight in future sales expectations . This includes preparation of and leading the Regional Demand Review, creating, and maintaining forecast models, integrating business intelligence and inputs from sales, portfolio management, finance, customer service, and other sources. The Regional Demand Planner is the Supply Chain integration point into the commercial organization and plays a crucial role within the Marketing & Sales business unit. You have the ability to successfully interact with both parts of the organization.

You know how to shape this new department together with your future colleague, the Global Demand Planning Manager. You will report directly to him/her.

Enza Zaden is taking great steps in digitizing our organization and you, as our Regional Demand Planner, will lead the way in coaching your stakeholders in understanding and applying negotiation tactics making use of relevant data for the use of demand planning. Based on the analysis you can take the right direction and decisions.

Your power

We are looking for a strong professional who can shape this new role within Enza Zaden. You are naturally a real networker and curious, so you know how to ask the right questions. You have strong analytical skills with a keen eye for detail. You can interrogate data and produce detailed outputs.

Finally, you can oversee complex processes and have excellent and clear communication skills in English. You look for the best possible way to achieve goals and can connect and collaborate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders. In this challenging role, we offer you the possibility to work from home.

In short, you;
  • have a Master or Bachelor in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Administration or related field;
  • have a minimum of 3 years’ experience within demand or supply planning management or another related background;
  • can initiate, manage and lead change and drive continuous improvement;
  • have the experience to use integrated planning systems and ERP systems;
  • bring strong stakeholder management skills, you are an outstanding analytical and conceptual thinker.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. And produces and sells its seeds all over the world. We have made an animation to explain to you properly (and as briefly as possible) what we do. 

The purpose of our work? To offer everyone worldwide access to healthy and varied vegetables. With more than 2000 passionate colleagues all over the world, we work together every day on the vegetables of tomorrow. 

Would you like to know more about Enza Zaden as an employer? Then take a look at the Careers & Learning page or view our page on LinkedIn


Please, send your application to our Recruitment department, via the Apply now! buttons.

More information:

Sandra Hoeneveld, Corporate Recruiter, 06 15 54 09 56

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated