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Inventory Planner

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Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Brussels, BE

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Job Band:  Job Band 13 (JB13) 
Hiring Manager:  Peter Trappeniers 
Lead Recruiter:  Lore Van Roy 
Country:  Belgium 


Our ability to grow, develop new capabilities and serve even more patients around the world depends on associates like you, who are passionate about our mission. Thank you for considering this new opportunity to further unlock your potential.





The Inventory Planner function

  • is responsible for planning of inventory of all trade inventory (spares, equipment, disposables)
  • represents the EMEA organisation to Terumo BCT's production Organization and External providers.
  • is acting as a backup for part of the supply chain analyst function (mainly the inventory and data management related tasks)



The following duties and responsibilties generally reflect expectations of this position, but are not intended to be all-inclusive.

  • Inventory Planning:
    • Management of stock levels in all trade stock locations (using MRP, inventory report, inventory repositioning, working with Sales, Demand Planner, Commercial, Marketing etc. to avoid obsolescence and  to manage spikes in demand etc.)
    • Manage and own the parameters in SAP that impact the MRP process
    • Handling & follow up of purchase orders
    • Execute and monitor processing of inbound flows: shipment notifications, inbound transactions, management of inbound discrepancies, link with accounting
    • Maximize product availability by consistent and predictable product flows
    • Monitor and make (documented and approved) stock transactions to ensure recording of stock matches with physical reality
    • Understand the Sales, Inventory  and Operations Planning process of the company, and work with it to plan product range changes (new products, phase out of products) and supply/inventory of product
    • Provide information and support required by internal customers (open order information, product availability info, info required by accounting...)
    • Administer planning systems and databases in order to assure accurate data (e.g. IDOC follow up)
    • KPI reporting where required
    • Co-ordinate  rework of stock (labelling, repack etc.) when needed with Warehouse.
    • Monitor inventory counting process in various locations and perform inventory control and reconciliation tasks
    • Be the back-up for Inventory Planners and other team members where required
    • Maintenance and execution of  SOP’s related to inventory planning, receipt, distribution and warehouse management








  • Graduate or university degree
  • Preferably experience in inventory planning/management
  • Good knowledge of SAP – at least the MM module and reporting/SAP query
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office tools (specially Excel)
  • Excellent command of English




  • Experience with Inventory Management/Planning/Forecasting
  • Good experience/familiarity  with logistics processes: warehousing, order fulfillment, freight, customs
  • Good experience with reporting and analysis of Supply Chain Key Performance indicators



  • In line with Terumo's Core Values:
    • Respect - Appreciative of others
    • Integrity - Guided by our mission
    • Care       - Empathetic to patients
    • Quality  - Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • Analytical skills
  • Flexible approach to new tasks, projects and challenges
  • Self driven, Out of the box thinker.
  • Excellent planning skills: accurate and timely meeting of deadlines



  • Position based: EMEA HQ
  • Position reports to: Director customer relations & supply chain EMEA


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation

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