Integrated Supply Chain Planning Manager

vervuld Varsseveld Gepubliceerd op: 21-09-2021

Gepubliceerd op: 21-09-2021
In het kort
A Master’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain/Logistics or Operations Research
10 - 12 years of experience in FMCG, Pharma, technical wholesale or similar industry with mature supply chains for discrete products, preferably in highly volatile B2C/ B2B markets
Solid leadership experience in both leading teams and driving content
Excellent secondary benefits: pension plan, healthcare insurance, lease car, 37 vacation days.
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Integrated Supply Chain Planning Manager



The mission of the new Integrated Supply Chain Planning Manager is to build, shape, drive and lead an integral, E2E Supply Chain Planning function within Kramp. Kramp has a clear vision of what mature E2E Supply Chain Operation looks like and how it should perform. Kramp’s ambition is high: the customer satisfaction needs to go up and Kramp has many opportunities to add more value to and work better with (strategic) suppliers. An Integrated Supply Chain Planning Manager is expected to contribute significantly to these ambitions. By creating a transparent, predictable, and agile supply chain planning process (including new planning tools), the new Integrated Supply Chain Manager will help Kramp to achieve this, together with her/his team of approximately 5 specialists (focusing on demand & forecasting, S&OP and pricing, work force capacity planning, warehouse planning, cash flow and systems).

Furthermore, the Integrated Supply Chain Planning Manager will inspire and work closely with a variety of teams across Kramp, including the local Operation teams, Stock Management, Sales, Product Management, Procurement and Technology teams.

The Integrated Supply Chain Planning Manager will report to the Global Supply Chain Director. 

Persoonlijk profiel

Education and experience

  • A Master’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain/Logistics or Operations Research 
  • 10 - 12 years of experience in FMCG, Pharma, technical wholesale or similar industry with mature supply chains for discrete products, preferably in highly volatile B2C/ B2B markets 
  • Solid leadership experience in both leading teams and driving content 
  • Experience with supply chain footprint and network architecture
  • Strong track record in project/program management of large complex and cross-functional projects
  • Ability to travel up to 25% (predominantly in Europe) to facilitate frequent contact with operations and businesses abroad
  • Preferably experience in mid-sized to large family business in addition to a corporate career

Competencies and skills

  • Strategic and conceptual thinker designing concepts that will enable the company to develop a competitive edge through superior supply chain planning 
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and quantitative skills 
  • IT-savvy, preferably experienced with implementing advanced planning tools
  • Very strong drive to improve, always challenges the current situation. Knows what excellence looks like
  • Decisive, highly energetic, self-motivating 
  • Credible leader with the ability to make a connection and inspire. 
  • Bridge builder, organizationally sensitive, engaging and inclusive approach and able to work across a variety of cultures
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Results oriented. Has a proven ability to set challenging goals and achieving these goals

Competitive base salary including holiday allowance, depending on work experience Attractive profit-sharing bonus. Excellent secondary benefits: pension plan, healthcare insurance, lease car, 37 vacation days.


Headquarters KRAMP, Varsseveld, the Netherlands. This is a global role and can also be done from one of Kramp’s other main locations like Germany or Poland. Kramp offers the opportunity to work from home for 2 days per week and a moving arrangement.


Kramp is a major Dutch international success story. Over the past seventy years, Kramp has gone from a one-man shop in Varsseveld, in the eastern part of the Netherlands, to the leading supplier of spare parts and accessories to the agricultural and related business sectors in Europe. As a true business-2-business E-Commerce company, its strengths lie in having a strong online presence, operating with technical sales teams in 24 sales offices, and arranging the overnight delivery of more than 700,000 individual parts to every corner of Europe and beyond. Through its intelligent supply chain network of 11 distribution centers in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Italy and the UK, Kramp processes over 10,000 orders every day and is a trusted partner for its customers, partners and suppliers.

Kramp started out as a family business and in many ways it still is. Its culture is down to earth, friendly, open
and cooperative. Throughout all its levels, people are interested to hear everyone’s opinion and are always eager to help each other. Despite its current size, Kramp has retained a strong family culture and this culture is supported through strong company values. Together. Engaged. Entrepreneurship. Customer first. In addition, safety is an important factor in how we design and run our operations.

With its 3,500 employees, Kramp realized a turnover of EUR 953 million euro in 2020. Kramp expects to grow steadily to over € 1 billion in 2021. Kramp’s ambition is to expand its profitable growth and to double its turnover in the coming years. Kramp wants to achieve this goal by substantially increasing its digital capabilities, by expanding its European footprint through organic growth and acquisitions, as well as by further professionalizing its Supply Chain Operation to the benefit of customers, suppliers and Kramp businesses. For more information, please visit

Supply Chain Organization
Approximately 2,000 employees (including temporary staff) work in Kramp’s business-2-business E-commerce Operations and Supply Chain with the main goal to delight customers, suppliers and other partners every day. The total yearly cost of the Supply Chain is well over € 150 million. Kramp operates 11 distribution centers in Europe that serve all European countries and selected export markets globally. The website contains 700,000 SKU’s, with 420,000 SKU’s always in stock. Kramp currently services 40,000 customers in a widespread distribution area with over 10,000 deliveries per day. Sourcing of products is literally from all over the world, amongst others through Kramp’s own sourcing offices in Asia.

Kramp’s Supply Chain Operation is in an important phase of transition. The current impressive set-up of 11 individual warehouses needs to transform into one integral End-2-End (E2E) E-commerce Supply Chain. Current challenges in Supply Chain Operation are to keep-up with the rapid growth of the past years, as well as to be prepared for accelerated growth for the upcoming years. Already now, Kramp is investing heavily in new warehouses, warehouse expansions and automation. For example: Kramp’s Polish warehouse has been automated in 2020; in the Fall of 2020, Kramp opened a new, large warehouse for its UK operations, and Kramp recently built and opened a new Fulfilment Center in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Kramp’s ambition is to accelerate its growth towards the future by further broadening assortment, entering adjacent markets and further geographical expansion. Kramp’s Supply Chain needs to be able to drive and support that ambition. 

The value chain needs to constantly evolve in order to keep up with increasing volumes and geographical spread. This means that the supply chain organization needs to standardize and become a scalable logistics organization with state-of-the-art systems and technology. The Supply Chain organization should be able to support the rapidly increasing digital proposition, be able to support the organization to deliver its customer promise, and also be able to integrate any acquired organization into the system and reporting discipline. Kramp’s Supply Chain Operation cannot do all these things by themselves: multidisciplinary co-operation with the local operations teams, as well as group functions in Commerce, Technology and Finance is essential. 

The recently created Supply Chain organization is being built as we speak. It will consist of 4 closely connected departments: Integrated Supply Chain Planning, Supply Chain Engineering, Distribution and Supply Chain IT & DevOps transformation. The new Integrated Supply Chain Planning Manager will be an integral part of the E2E Supply Chain Management team. In this role you will also work closely together with the Director Stock Management who is leading the decentral teams of stock controllers and is accountable for Kramp’s EUR 230M inventory value. 

One of the key pillars is building and strengthening the Supply Chain planning capability. In order to drive, lead and implement these challenging supply chain planning transformations, Kramp is looking for an ambitious Integrated Supply Chain Planning Manager. 

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