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Global S&OP Planner

Hours per week
40 hours

Are you an experienced Supply Chain professional looking for a new opportunity to create, build and drive transformation projects? Do you enjoy trying new things, making new discoveries, and sharing them with your colleagues? If yes, then we are looking for you!

We are GrandVision, well-known by our retail banners such as Pearle, Vision Express, Charlie Temple, Apollo, Solaris, and many more!

Our global store network are the go-to locations for all the top brands in the eyewear industry, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Gucci, Carrera, but also popular for our comprehensive selection of exclusive and indie brands.

As a S&OP Planner, you will be involved in a variety of new projects that are focused mainly on the expansion of our Supply Chain, such as, the implementation of S&OP process and our new planning tool and driving continuous improvement in our current processes. You will act as the subject matter expert by leading the training of users and spreading your knowledge and experience across GrandVision’s employees. Your connection with different areas of the business will place you in a strategic position, where you will see how these are interconnected and will enable you to create a comprehensive picture of the implementation process.

The S&OP Planning team consists energetic, open-minded and flexible members. We always aim at doing the best we can, learning, collaborating with others, and challenging each other to think and do things differently. We push boundaries to become better every day.

If you enjoy coming up with new ideas, trying new things and, most importantly, if you are eager to continue learning about Supply Chain, keep reading because this might be the right opportunity for you…


  • Lead and implement large end-to-end Supply Chain projects in cooperation with Operating Companies (OpCos) and Headquarter (HQ) functions.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for Supply Chain processes and ways of working, specifically for Demand Planning, Ordering and Replenishing, Inventory Management and S&OP.
  • Identify and disseminate best practices in order to leverage the business and operational knowledge across HQ and OpCos.
  • Support OpCos with implementing and continuously improving the Global Planning tool and S&OP processes.
  • Define detailed activity roadmap and implementation of Integrating Business Planning (IBP) process.
  • Responsible for recurrent GAP analysis, prioritization and implementation of process and tool optimization.
  • Responsible for fostering collaboration and manage diverse relationships with different stakeholders.
  • Further evolve Global S&OP process based on best practices within and outside of GrandVision.

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • University level education or Master degree, preferably in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Administration
  • 6-10 years of work experience, combination of consultancy & operations preferable
  • Experience in leading projects in a multicultural & international environment
  • Extensive knowledge & experience of Supply Chain processes.
  • Project management experience and organisational skills, preferable prince2 certified.
  • APICS certification preferred
  • Competent in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Data and analytical skills. Being comfortable with gathering and analysing data while understanding how one part of the Supply Chain can affect another.
  • A tenacious team player with ability to work cross functionally.
  • Excellent communication and team building skills


In addition to a retail market competitive salary, we offer a scope of additional benefits such as 8% pension contribution, a free pair of glasses, lenses or sunglasses a year (as well as family discount events!), subsidised lunches, commuting expenses reimbursed, discount on various insurances and 25 days holiday a year. We also offer the option to continue working from home 2 days a week in the post covid era.

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.

With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. GrandVision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

More about GrandVision

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 across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,200 stores and with more than 39,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.

After decades of collaboration and two years of efforts and relentless work to make it a reality, EssilorLuxottica and GrandVision officially became part of the same organization as of 1 July, 2021.

Going forward, as part of the EssilorLuxottica family, GrandVision will be able to truly unlock our full potential, and that of the optical industry as a whole, by exploring new paths around product development, digitalization, distribution and innovation.

At the very core have always been our people, who day after day are elevating the importance of vision as a basic human right and to bringing the best eyewear possible to the market. As part of the Group's deeply-rooted culture and values, we are committed to taking care of our employees around the globe and helping them thrive and grow.

Some key figures:

  • 7,260 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 434,000 daily store visits
  • 15.1 million Eyeglass & sunglass sold
  • Over 39,000 employees worldwide
  • Revenue EUR 3.5 billion FY
  • EBITA EUR 266 million

Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.

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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful. Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback should you not be selected for an interview.

Recruitment agencies: As we have a dedicated in-house recruitment team, all our positions are strictly no agencies. Please refrain from contacting our staff with prospective candidates as they will not be taken into consideration.

Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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