interim Business Process Expert - Forecast to Plan - Integrated Planning

  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10011320
  • Location High Tech Campus 5 Eindhoven Noord Brabant NLD 5656 AE
  • Contract type Secondment via YER, Interim/independent

About this vacancy

We are searching for 3 Business Process Experts (BPE) - Forecast to Plan - Integrated Planning each with his own focus area:

  1. BPE Demand Planning
  2. BPE Supply Planning
  3. BPE Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE)

Your challenge

As Business Process Expert Forecast to Plan, you are responsible for the definition of Philips Business System, meaning sustainable standardized business processes, supported by effective IT solutions, adequate master data and organizational design, as well as enabling users to be successful through training and knowledge sharing. Your focus will be a specific in the integrated planning process domain and relevant tooling. You will develop, implement and drive innovation and continuous improvements of the standardized business capabilities. Ensure to keep up to date with industry standards and innovations through benchmark and best practices. As part of a divers global team you will get the opportunity to leverage your domain experience and develop new skills: you will lead and support the continuous improvement of current and development of new ways of working, ensure its deployment and adoption throughout the organization and drive performance. You will do this in close collaboration with business stakeholders subject-matter experts and peers in markets, businesses, and functions like IT, operations and finance, with whom you will build a strong network. We look for an inspiring, disciplined and goal-oriented leader, leading with openness and focus on one plan.

Your team:

You will be part of a global team of highly talented professionals and will report to the BPO S&OP/F2P.

Job description

As Business Process Expert (BPE) - Forecast to plan you use deep functional expertise to support the Integrated supply chain ecosystem to design, develop, implement and drive continuous improvements of the standardized planning capabilities in the area of:

  1. Demand Planning
  2. Integrating Financial Planning and Supply Chain Planning
  3. Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE)

Your focus will be the specific processes and systems for:

  1. Demand Planning: considering statistical AI/ML forecast, managing demand plan enrichments and ensuring a timely sign off unconstrained market demand plan including all assumptions, opportunities and risks.
  2. Integrating Financial Planning and Supply Chain Planning: supply planning processes to integrate capacity planning, materials planning and demand planning by utilizing sophisticated parameter setting and advanced analytics.
  3. Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE): short term planning and execution, balancing demand and supply in the horizon typically where the plans are constrained. Collaborating strongly with the process owners and users in the commercial Operations as well as Supply planning. Ensure that the Sales & Operation Execution heartbeat is deployed across all relevant organization’s domains and is fully considered in the S&OP planning process

A snapshot of your responsibilities are:

  • Lead or support process improvement projects, in collaboration with the relevant teams, to secure the Demand Planning element or Supply Planning element or the S&OE element is well-defined, included and executed within the Integrated Planning process
  • Collaborate in business transformation programs to provide expert support in diagnosis of processes within area of Demand Planning or financial planning integration.
  • Continuously monitor process performance, analytics and identify opportunities for improvement and collect and review process change and improvement proposals from the organization, bring forward relevant change proposals to the BPO.
  • Embedding the new process and behaviors in the organization in alignment with the Philips Change Management approach.
  • Strong networking and stakeholder management to ensure a strategic improvement roadmap for Demand Planning or Supply Planning or S&OE.
  • Ensuring that planning data is aligned between a variety of tools used during the Integrated Planning process
  • Execute process adoption and capability maturity assessments, translate these into business requirements and a development roadmap.
  • Identification of new innovative digital solutions, and ways of working and translate these into actionable improvement initiatives.
  • Own the BPO roadmap with regard to Demand Planning or Supply Planning or S&OE.
  • Demonstrate the right behaviors and mindset, act as a role-model towards the organization, around the complete integrated planning process
  • Ensure full alignment with the Forecast to Plan BPE team as well as with the other process domains outside of Forecast to Plan.
  • Facilitate learning, provide process training (competency development) and prepare end user documentation.
  • Builds actively networks with key contacts in- and outside Philips to keep abreast of new developments/insights.


With a growing presence in cardiology, oncology, and women's health, Philips operates in the areas of Imaging Systems, Patient Care & Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare and Customer Services. Philips combines its clinical expertise and human insights to create innovative solutions across the continuum of care, in partnership with clinicians and our customers, to provide better value and expand access to care for millions. Our teams are working hard every day to improve patient outcomes all the way from disease prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment, therapy monitoring, and disease management. Irrespective of whether the care cycle takes the patient from doctor's office to hospital or hospital to home, or simply from one medical department to another, Philips Healthcare's unique medical solutions are designed to optimize the quality and flow of patient information and clinical decision-making.

Offer description

There are 2 options:

  • YER contractor/detachering: salary € 90-110k/year
  • Freelance: hourly rate max. €85-€105

Depending on the experience and the specific position.

You will be employed by YER and seconded to Philips. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies

Candidate profile

Experienced Supply Chain professional with deep functional expertise in Demand Planning or Supply Planning or Sales & Operations Planning. You have experience in driving continuous improvements of standardized capabilities in at least one of the 3 areas. You have experience in leading of supporting process improvement projects.