We are looking for the best candidates for the position of Demand & Supply Planning Manager for a lubricant company industry based in Barcelona.


Purpose of job:

  • End to end supply chain planning responsibilities. 
  • Lead and manage Demand & Supply Planning team to ensure maximum Delivery Performance towards customers and an adequate level of Inventories in Raw Materials, Finished Goods & Packaging Materials.
  • Portfolio Management responsibilities – coordination phase-in/phase-out processes.
  • Inventory Management
  • Monitoring and control and definition of replenishment methodologies according to ABC and Service Class category of each material. 
  • Close coordination with Purchasing to ensure Raw Material availability to fulfil Production Plan.
  • Coordination of the Planning team and alignment with Sales to ensure maximum delivery performance to customers.  
  • Create an atmosphere such that KLI is “a great place to work at and to work with”.
  • Foster & drive continuous improvement towards excellence on inventory management and planning processes. 


  • Full compliance Safety and Environmental protection standards and local regulations.  
  • Overall responsibility and coordination of Inventory Management and Demand & Supply Planning processes and employees to fulfil customers demand according to production capabilities and service level agreements, balancing inventory targets and productivity/costs, making proper and efficient use of company assets. S&OP process coordination.  
  • Definition and follow-up of specific objectives for the Demand & Supply Planning team aligned with Global EPN-Operations KLI Strategies  
  • Set-up and monitoring of Annual Production and Inventory Plan, including planning of resources.
  • Ensure achievement of Inventory Management and Delivery Performance KPI targets: reporting, analysis of deviations/trends and implementation of derived corrective/preventive action plans  
  • Coordination of planning activities with other KLI departments, especially Sales, Customer Service, Purchasing, Production, Logistics and Quality Control.  
  • Identification, selection, prioritization and planning of Demand & Supply Planning projects, training and investments. Foster continuous improvement.  
  • Lead and support actively Lean-OPEX (Operational Excellence) projects and initiatives. Local and international.
  • Recruitment, training and development of new staff.  
  • Ensure on-time update of Demand & Supply Planning processes documentation, registers and standards.
  • Coordination with global functions for Planning topics: product relocations, customer forecasts, phase in/phase out of products, FMEA’s, standards, etc.  
  • Benchmark and sharing of best practices within EPN and Global Networks 
  • Coordination, regular communication, support and empowerment of Demand & Supply Planning team. 
  • Support the identification and development of potentials in coordination with Supply Chain Director and HR  
  • Direct reporting to Supply Chain Director KLI and collaboration with EPN Coordinator 

Required qualifications:

  • Business Administration / Engineering / Supply Chain Management degree required.  
  • APICS\CPIM certifications or equivalent preferred  
  • Lean-Six Sigma Green / Black Belt Education is desired.  
  • SAP Key User required (SD, MM, PP)  
  • Excel advanced user / Power BI power user.  
  • Knowledge of Inventory Optimization / Forecasting tools.  
  • Language: High level of English, Spanish mandatory. German welcome.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Supply Chain Operations, Inventory Management,
  • Demand Planning, Supply Planning and/or Forecasting required.  
  • Project Leader of Technical / Strategic projects within Supply Chain area using Lean Six Sigma methodologies and tools is desired.  
  • International environments – Multinational company experience.  
  • Experience in leading teams.  


  • Value for the Customer  
  • Communication  
  • Leadership  
  • Planning, Driving & Execution  
  • Change & Conflict Management  
  • Organizational & Personal Development / Motivation 
  • Influence  
  • Change Agent  


  • Used to work in International professional networks  
  • Results oriented  
  • Team building  
  • Strategic & Forward Thinking  
  • Ambitious  
  • Proactivity (communication, improvements, etc.)  
  • Positive attitude  
  • Perspective  
  • Analytical skills / Statistics  
  • Out of the box thinking  
  • Supportive & Motivation  
  • Synthesis & presentation/communication skills