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Planning Solutions Analyst

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 37,000 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 800,000 store visitors per day
  • ~17 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2018: EUR 3,7 billion
  • EBITDA 2018: EUR 576 million
  • Over 37,000 employees


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.


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.


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.

Main purpose of the role:

Responsible to develop and grow the planning competency in the Business Applications department for GrandVision’s IT Services. Capabilities and processes around supply and assortment planning have been designed and are being deployed globally as part of a strategic program within the company. The IT capabilities underpinning these planning processes are sourced from Districon (S&OP) and O9 (assortment planning).

The role has the following domains:

  • sales forecast and demand planning
  • supply planning
  • assortment planning


  • Identify and understand gaps, design solutions as required to improve the planning process including:
    • automation of processes
    • reduction of cycle times
    • improvement of productivity
    • enhancement of customer and supply network collaboration
    • vendor managed inventory process
    • statistical forecasting

  • Evaluate business problem statements, analyze, articulate and lead in end to end solution build including training.

  • Own the solution architecture for planning systems, integration in the GV landscape and the functional specifications and configurations of the involved solutions.

  • Develop the competency, by establishing active knowlegde management and international collaboration between business users.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT / relevant subject
  • Working experience as business analyst in the Retail business domain
  • 5+ years of experience in implementation S&OP and or assortment planning processes and software
  • Proven experience in system analysis and software development
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Team player mentality and good collaboration, able to effectively influence others
  • Proactive attitude
  • Client-focused approach to work
  • High level of resilience and able to cope with pressure Result-oriented


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

Application process

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

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