Job Openings Demand Planner

About the job Demand Planner


Oystershell based in Ghent, Belgium - specializes in development and marketing of product innovations in dermatology, lice and insect treatments, and mineral supplements.

At Oystershell, we have a talented cross-functional team with an entrepreneurial, performance-driven mindset. The employee population is very diverse, with over 10 nationalities and respect for gender equality.

To ensure our continuous growth weve created the new position Demand Planner.


Our Company's Mission

Our mission is to develop and market the most effective, safe and convenient self-medication products to help people enjoy a healthy life.

Our company values are:

  • Entrepreneurial and Creative Thinking
  • Performance-Driven
  • Collaborative Teamwork
  • Respect for People
  • Trust


Your role

As a Demand Planner for the US Business Unit of Oystershell (referred to as OCH-NA), you are responsible for both capturing the needs of the Business Unit OCH-NA and translate these needs into timely and qualitatively delivery of products to the Distribution Centre in the US.

You are located in the Oystershell Corporate offices in Belgium and operate as the main and first contact person for the OCH-NA team, located in the United States.

When needed, you dispatch questions to the Oystershell Corporate team.

You are responsible to make and execute the demand planning based on the forecast and current inventory for all required OCH-NA components and finished goods. You master the inventory for all components on the balance of the company and ensure correct alignment of the inventory in our ERP system versus inventory lists of the CMOs, Production Partners and Suppliers.

You are part of the Supply team and report into the Head of Supply Chain. Next to intense collaboration with the OCH-NA team, you closely collaborate with Procurement, Quality, R&D, Regulatory and Finance colleagues at Oystershell Corporate to enable the excellent accomplishment of your tasks and responsibilities.


Required skills, educational and experience requirements

  • Proven experience in Supply & Demand Planning of at least 3 years
  • Experience with an ERP package is required
  • Knowledge of the current Office applications, with intermediate level of Excel
  • You are proactive and anticipate possible obstacles; you look for accurate solutions when necessary
  • You have excellent communication skills and are fluent in English; and preferably in Dutch as well
  • Very nice to haves are:
    • Experience in a company with a US business (unit)
    • Experience in a Customer Service role
    • Knowledge of Navision and Business Central


Expected professional attitude

  • You have a mature, positive personality and love challenges
  • You are energized by serving and meeting the commercial needs
  • You are passionate and have strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • You can easily set priorities and you are result and deadline oriented.
  • You have a learning attitude
  • You are flexible and enthusiastic of working in an international growing company
  • You have a can do & hands-on mentality
  • You think customer- and solution-oriented
  • You are stress resistant
  • Above all, you are a team player. Through your excellent communication skills, you ensure optimal cooperation within the company with the other departments