Advanced Production Planner (m/f/d)

Rheinberg, Germany

Dümmen Orange is an internationally leading breeding company focused on cut flowers, bulbs, tropical plants, pot plants, bedding plants and perennials. For our Production Planning department based in Rheinberg/Germany, we are looking for an Advanced Production Planner (m/f/d).

Our organization grows and flourishes via organic growth and by acquiring other companies. This results in a dynamic environment where creativity and solution oriented thinking is rewarded. As Advanced Production Planner (m/f/d) your main responsibility will be the delivery of detailed production plans within the framework of capacity per production location. During the planning phase you will apply our safety stock policy and manage related safety buffer requirements. In the implementation phase you will support the production farm during the seasonal crop build-up. Lastly, in the fulfillment phase you will monitor the delivery and realization of the plan and subsequent satisfaction of internal customers.   

•    Ensure that materials are available for production and products are available for delivery to customers,
•    Maintain the lowest possible material and products levels in store,
•    Manage reliable production coefficients from farms,
•    Manage and maintain space planning for all combined farms and rooting locations,
•    Provide basic reporting on production coefficients and key performance indicators,
•    Proactively communicate with the production locations and product team,
•    Work within the timeline of the crop calendar and monitor the crop schedule,
•    Maintain accountability for the crop within the product team,
•    Primary contact to the production location regarding matters related to the production plan,
•    Link between Product Managers, Breeding, Elite, Lab and production farm,
•    Drive efficiency and reliability through planning and waste control.

•    Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Horticulture, Agriculture or Production and/or Supply Chain Management, alternatively German Meister or Techniker education in Horticulture,
•    Previous experience in production planning or related function would be an asset,
•    Fluency in German and preferably advanced English skills, both written and oral,
•    Proficient MS Office skills, in particular in Excel, and ideally experience in using ERP systems,
•    Strong analytical skills, high level of detail orientation and accuracy,
•    Capacity to communicate and partner effectively with a wider range of colleagues and stakeholders over global locations,
•     Ability to deal with changing environments and seasonal demands,
•    Willingness to travel (approx. 10% of the time).

Dümmen Orange has great global ambitions. Innovation, technology and quality are high priorities. This results in a challenging working environment in which you can develop yourself. Dümmen Orange offers plenty of room for personal growth and development to its employees. We have an informal and easily accessible working environment in which cooperation is very important.

Dümmen Orange is a worldwide leader in breeding and development of flowers and plants. Our annual turnover is around 370 million euro. We have more than 7.300 employees worldwide. In addition to a large marketing and sales network, Dümmen Orange has a diversified network of specialized production sites. The key to our Dümmen Orange success is a broad and deep product range, supported by a global supply chain. We take pride in our corporate social responsibility efforts investing in the health, safety, and personal development of our staff as well as in innovative and sustainable techniques.

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If you have questions about the job, you can contact Dorothee Rump (Team Leader Planning Bed&Balcony), via +02843 9299221.

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