Demand Planner/Data Analyst

Noord Brabant - Netherlands - Industry - Automotive - Engineering & Design - Professional Bachelor

Are you the Demand Planner with a passion for data analysis? Then You should read this vacancy at DAF Trucks/PACCAR Parts Europe!

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Loy Smith, Account manager

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About this role

The Demand Planner/Data Analyst is responsible for managing the PACCAR Parts Europe demand forecast for a designated group of parts in support of the Inventory Planning team. In addition, this position is responsible for the development and communication of department metrics, reporting and ad-hoc analysis related to the demand forecast and supply plan.

Main responsibilities:

  • Develop demand forecasts based on demand patterns and business trends
  • Manage the process of gathering data from internal and external sources and creating an accurate monthly demand forecast to meet customer needs while avoiding obsolete inventory and maximize part availability
  • Manage S&OP process for designated product groups
  • Coordinate with Sales and Marketing teams to understand baseline demand, promotions, new product launches and integrate this information into the plan
  • Advise Management on problems and significant variances between existing forecasts and actual demand through continuous analysis
  • Identify and address major forecasting issues or risks for discussion and resolution
  • Review weekly and monthly sales trends for orders and shipments to provide an analysis to cross-functional team and to drive necessary changes to demand forecast
  • Analyze historical data and review upcoming forecast projections
  • Measure forecast accuracy and bias and identify source of deviations for continuous improvements
  • Phase in / -out promotions, new product introductions and discontinued products
  • Mentor and train Inventory Planners as needed
  • Identify areas of improvements of processes and systems and recommend action plans
  • Maintenance of SKU/ DFU master data in JDAP

About you

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Statistics, Logistics or a related discipline
  • <2 years of professional experience in Demand Planning or a related field
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Pro-active attitude
  • Outstanding analytical skills and good understanding of statisitical concepts
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and MS Access
  • Advanced knowledge of ERP systems, preferably JDA

What we offer

If you work as a Demand Planner / Data Analyst at our client DAF Trucks / Paccar Parts, then you will be employed by us. And - if we say so ourselves - there are enough opportunities for you! What do you think of:

  • A good salary
  • Training options
  • Challenging short projects and/or a long-term project
  • Excellent mobility allowance
  • Generous bonus options
  • Discounts on for example: fitness, insurance and relaxation

About us

DAF Trucks N.V. is an international truck manufacturer with a growing market share. DAF Trucks N.V. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American company PACCAR Inc. With its core activities, DAF Trucks N.V. focuses on the development, production, marketing, sales and service of medium and heavy commercial vehicles. DAF products are sold and maintained by a network of more than 1,000 independent dealers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan.

The Parts Logistics department of PACCAR Parts Europe aims to guarantee maximum availability of Parts for dealers in the After Sales network of PACCAR. The following applies: the minimum possible service to our dealers at minimal costs. Within PACCAR Parts, the Materials department is responsible for parts availability, delivery reliability of suppliers and the level of stocks in the five Parts distribution centers (Eindhoven, Leyland, Budapest, Moscow and Madrid).


  • Publication: PUB242380
  • Location: Noord Brabant
  • Market: Industry
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Automotive
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Closing date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Loy Smith

Account manager Brunel Netherlands Eindhoven

+31 6 30231767

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