Planning Manager

Posting End Date: 

Grobbendonk, BE, 2280

Company:  ICL Belgium NV

Planning Manager WSF production


We are searching for a manager planning who can with ease, drive the changes through his team by keeping the personnel at all levels in the organization motivated and willing to master their work (leading by example). 
By nature, our planning manager is therefore a strong communicator able to persuade others towards an exemplary way of thinking and is also immune to the stress accompanying this process. Additionally, our ideal candidate is pro-active, has a hands-on personality/mentality and has an excellent delegation ability.  


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manage, optimize and monitor the department regarding Order Processing, Production- and Raw Material planning: resources, tools, performance, efficiencies, legal and company EHSS aspects; 
  • Direct, manage, develop and review all employees of the department: Daily responsibility of functioning and overall goal settings and evaluations throughout the year;
  • Manage Working Capital of inventory items: set guidelines, develop tools and objectives. Anticipate on seasonal demands. Manage inventory levels;
  • Budget control and performance indicators: define, control and monitor. Achieve and set supply service targets in cooperation with the Everris Manager Planning Demand & Fulfillment in Heerlen and the Global Supply Chain Manager ICL Specialty Fertilizers.
  • Supply and demand management: achieve, report, set targets and reduce costs. Identify and correct material and capacity constraints by acting as a liaison between production, Everris Planning department colleagues in Heerlen and the Global Supply Chain Manager ICL Specialty Fertilizers.
  • Contact for Global Procurement Organization regarding raw materials supply.
  • Optimize planning, order processes and systems. Manage and monitor order entry, production detail planning, raw material supply requirements, shipping, invoicing. Assure availability and create commitment to achieve deadlines;
  • Process demand planning as agreed during S&OP meeting.
  • Communication: participate in management meetings, optimize communication to internal and external customers; 
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving MPS, MRP and scheduling process in ERP system QAD and scheduling tool.


Your profile:

  • For this role, seniority (5 – 7 years of experience) will be crucial. In your career, you also possess at least 3 years of management experience in an international environment within production and/or logistics, preferably in fast moving goods environment and accordingly, knowledge of ERP systems (QAD/SAP) and planning tools. 
  • Our ideal candidate is able to communicate at all levels inside and outside the organization, shows safety-oriented behavior daily and is a people manager with equal importance put on the personal result achievement. 
  • Logistics and company processes are understandable and logical for our ideal candidate. 
  • Bachelor’s in business supply chain or Management/Economics study is a pre.


Languages: Excellent knowledge (verbally and in writing) of the English and Dutch language. Good knowledge of French and/or German is an advantage.

Location: ICL Belgium - Grobbendonk. 

About ICL SF

ICL Specialty Fertilizers is a subsidiary of the ICL group and employs over 900 people worldwide. ICL Specialty Fertilizers is a global leader in plant nutrition. Everything we do is focused on one aim: making plants, crops and grass grow better.
We leverage state-of-the-art precision nutrition and technologies to ensure maximum growth. But ICL Specialty Fertilizers also understands that growth must never come at the expense of the environment.
That’s why our mantra is: grow more and better with less. We make this possible by offering a range of specialty products that includes innovative technologies such as controlled and slow release fertilizers and a leading range of soluble for the specialty agricultural market. In the ornamental and turf & amenity market we complete our offer with plant protection products and growth enhancers.

Our commitment to a greener world spans the globe. We serve all the world’s green markets through our ornamental horticulture, specialty agriculture and turf & amenity divisions. And that makes us unique. But our people make us extraordinary.
Every day and around the world, our experts in the field work with end users to optimize plant nutrition and provide advice, know-how and expertise on location. This combination of world-class technology and a down-to-earth personal touch are the seeds of ICL Specialty Fertilizers’ success.

More information: This function reports to the Plant Manager ICL Belgium. The team consist of 3 direct reports. For more information about this position you can contact Tamara Novak, Talent Acquisition Specialist via