29392188 ndsm

Supply Chain Management, Planning Application Consultant


Supply Chain Planning Team works with clients to implement SCM software and industry standard processes with the aim of reducing costs increasing customer service, and creating frameworks for enhanced collaboration and business efficiency.  

Whilst technology is the enabler and vehicle for achieving business benefits, the quality and experience of our consultants are key differentiators.   

For the Supply Chain Planning Consulting Services team in the Netherlands we seek a motivated and enthusiastic applications consultant.

To provide implementation and general consultancy services for SCM products to existing and new Clients in accordance with the agreed objectives. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performing customer facing consultation assignments
  • Understanding customers’ supply chain planning business requirements
  • Hands-on configuration / parameterisation of  the software applications to meet customer requirements
  • Personal delivery of education, training and functional/best practice consultation to customers
  • Undertaking the role of work stream leader within projects where required
  • Working within the framework of a formal implementation framework

Key Tasks:

·         Deliver supply chain solutions to Clients

·         Maintain product knowledge and skills

·         Generate consultancy revenue from existing client base

Detailed Breakdown of Tasks:

Deliver supply chain solutions to Clients

·         Assist the realisation of business benefits for clients

·         Manage or contribute client project plans

·         Monitor progress against milestone dates and critical success factors.

·         Define the client resources required for successful implementation

·         Provide detailed user and technical training to client staff

·         Provide guidance on the development of a supply chain process

·         Match software functionality with client business requirements

·         Assist the integration of the software into the client business processes

·         Define and specify client customisation requests to software laboratories

·         Conduct and report appropriate project risk analyses

·         Identify and report project performance and evaluation measures

·         Review the overall success of projects and provide recommendations

·         Provide regular internal reports on the status of projects

Maintain product knowledge and skills

·         Attend product functionality briefings and training sessions

·         Utilise part of non-billable time for self-study

·         Tutor internal training courses to gain relevant practice

·         Maintain general supply chain knowledge from other sources of information

·         Provide relevant input into software development process·        

·         Undertake specific team projects as required

Generate consultancy revenue from existing client base

Maintain regular contact with clients

Maintain an up to date knowledge of clients’ usage of the software

 Identify and report commercial opportunities and risks

Identify opportunities for additional consultancy work

Tutor public software courses


Education  requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following or similar:  Operational Research / Management, Logistics, Computer Science, Industrial  Engineering, Supply Chain. 

Further requirements

Proven experience of relevant supply-chain and/or consultancy industries

Good database query skills through the use of Oracle SQL  and/or  Microsoft SQL

Fluent written and spoken Dutch and English required– ability to speak another European Language would be advantageous

International working experience is preferable and willingness to work on projects all over Europe is a must

Software Product Type Experience Required:

  • Supply chain planning business process analysis and design
  • Demand forecasting, demand planning, forecast collaboration
  • Constraint based master planning, linear programming optimisation modelling
  • Finite scheduling and production sequencing
  • Supply Chain Planning metrics and KPI, dashboard reporting

Skills, experience and attributes required:

Extensive industrial experience in an operational or consultancy role

High degree of confidence working with the operations research and information technology aspects of supply chain software products

Capability to take full ownership for delivery of a project or a major work stream

Technical and business knowledge

Commercial Awareness and supply chain business understanding

Self Sufficiency but ability to act as a team player

Reliability and deadline driven approach

Attention to Detail

High level of presentation skills

Communication skills at all levels

Flexibility and responsiveness to client needs

Change management skills

Ownership, management and delivery of solutions to clients

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to transfer skills to others

Creative and analytical thinking

Adherence to a code of conduct and ethical guidelines

Good analytical skills

Persuasive, results-orientated and practical

Ability to travel extensively when required is essential

Full Dutch proficiency

Location and travel:

  • Netherlands based with extensive travel throughout Europe. 20-40% travel throughout Europe.




De organisatie is een succesvolle leverancier van geïntegreerde software.   Hun producten zijn kwalitatief van zeer hoog niveau en worden wereldwijd gebruikt!

De cultuur kenmerkt zich door een informele sfeer en een pragmatische aanpak.
Ze werken met standaards procedures die passen bij hun pragmatische aanpak.
Hechte en enthousiaste team met veel individuele inbreng.
Zeer innovatief en voortdurend bezig om te kijken naar verbetering van processen en software.

Groot individuele inbreng,

Goede doorgroei mogelijkheden en veel aandacht voor loopbaan mogelijkheden en opleidingen en trainingen.

Zeer informele omgeving met enthousiaste en betrokken collega's!

Goede primaire en secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden o.a.:

  • markt conform bruto maandsalaris
  • vakantiegeld
  • ruim aantal vakantiedagen
  • bonus regeling op basis van persoonlijk functioneren (POP) en behalen van certificaten
  • lease-auto
  • laptop
  • vergoeding mobiele telefoon
  • onkostenvergoeding
  • internet thuis vergoeding
  • uitstekende regelingen voor buitenlandse reizen en project