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Business Lead Forecasting

Brand
Schiphol
Location
Schiphol
Hours per week
40 hours

 

GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 36,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.

 

Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 700,000 store visitors per day
  • ~16 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2017: EUR 3,5 billion
  • EBITDA 2017: EUR 552 million
  • Over 36,000 employees

 

Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company.

Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.

, Amsterdam area

Reports to

Supply Chain Director

Main purpose of the role

The vacant role is a highly visible supply chain position that will lead and implement one large, or several small, transformation projects which will contribute to bring the above building blocks alive. Close corporation with the GV Operating Companies is fundamental for the success of this role. One specific large global transformation project is for the design, selection and implementation of Forecasting process & tooling, linked to building number 3 in the above overview.

Responsibilities

The core responsibility of the Business Lead Forecasting on process & tooling will be:

  • Lead and implement large SC projects, in close corporation with the GV Operating Companies
  • Act as one of the Subject Matter Expert for Supply Chain processes and ways of working, specifically for Forecasting and demand planning
  • Based on work already done (both Globally as well as locally), select vendor for Global Forecasting tool
  • Develop Global Forecasting process based on best practises within and outside of GrandVision
  • Support OpCos with implementing Global Forecasting tool & Processes
  • Responsible to manage diverse relationships by excellent stakeholder management
  • Responsible for implementation, and therefore being able to get work done through others
  • Support local markets in identifying & driving opportunities to improve the global or local Supply Chain

Key Deliverables

  • Based on work done (both Globally as well as locally), select vendor for Global Forecasting tool within first 6 months
  • Implement Global Forecasting tool & process in at least one OpCo in the first 9 months
  • Validated & agreed implementation roadmap, including all OpCos, completed within first 6 months

Required qualifications/level of education

  • Bachelor or Master degree in supply chain or technical discipline (preferable MSc)
  • 6-10 years of work experience, combination of consultancy & operations preferable
  • Prince2 certification preferred
  • APICS certification preferred

Key skills, knowledge and experience

Collaboration with local & group members is paramount to be successful in this role. And therefore, next to forecasting & demand management knowledge, it is critical that a candidate can show an adequate maturity level of people influence and communication techniques within a multicultural environment.

  • Experience in leading projects in a multicultural & international environment
  • Extensive knowledge & experience of Supply Chain processes
  • Project management experience, preferable prince2 certified
  • Affinity with retail
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Strong collaboration and people influence skills
  • Excellent communication and team building skills
  • Fluency in English

In this role 25% to 50% travel is required

 

More about GrandVision: www.grandvision.com
Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grandvision
Find our Annual Report here: http://annualreport.grandvision.com/

NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful.

Application process

1. Apply
2. 1st interview
3. 2nd interview
4. Offer
5. Hired

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