Job title: Global Planning Director
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: FMCG Fast moving Consumer Goods
Expertise: Supply Chain Management
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Switzerland
Job published: 2022-12-14
Job ID: 32414
Contact name: Henrica Malay
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Job Description

Alcott Global is partnering with an international Consumer Goods company to search for the Global Planning Director. The role will be based in Switzerland. 

The Role: 

Our client is on a journey to take the global planning process to the next level. Their ambition is to become a trusted supply chain business partner that optimizes the end-to-end supply chain with reliable data and transparent trade-off decisions.

Global end-to-end Planning is a newly established team anchored in the central Supply Chain organization. The team is responsible for making the end-to-end supply chain plans for the next 1 to 3 years that ensure interrupted supply at competitive costs, efficient capital utilization, and in an environmentally sound way.


  • Overall responsible for Global E2E Planning across the global supply chain covering the next 1 to 3-year planning horizon
  • Drive S&OP process from a data & analytical point of view in the Integrated Business Planning solution. Work closely with the S&OP Business Partners that are responsible for the cross-functional stakeholder collaboration and to drive the facilitation around mid-term supply & demand decisions
  • Prepare the tactical supply chain plans that ensure alignment from affiliates, through manufacturing to suppliers and across the different factories
  • Ensure supply chain planning parameters are defined and maintained effectively e.g., planning prioritization, segmentations, alerts, and threshold for escalation etc
  • Validate both demand and supply inputs to ensure stable and reliable plans are cascaded effectively to the operational planning team
  • Led standardization and harmonization of the Global E2E Planning process
  • Lead, support and empower the team ensuring  high employee engagement
  • Sustain a strong collaboration with key stakeholders across the company


  • Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance or similar
  • 10+ years of experience in Supply chain with a clear record of success in the planning function
  • Experience in Supply and Demand planning, including 2+ years of track record leading a planning department
  • At ease in a fast paced and dynamic environment 
  • Outside-the-box thinking; an innovative approach to problem solving
  • A sharp eye for details, a strong analytical mind and appreciate a firm and consistent structure
  • Driven, ambitious, enthusiastic, energetic, and confident
  • Thrive by setting direction, leading, and developing people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a track record of successful collaboration with different stakeholders from multiple countries and organizational levels
  • Good communication and presentation skills