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Supply Planning Coordinator

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Location: Bracknell, GB

Company: Honda Motor Europe Ltd

Job Title:Supply Planning Coordinator 
Department:UK - Motorcycle Division (UK - 30000101) 
Job Location: Bracknell (UK-BRCK) 

Supply Chain Department of HME Motorcycle Division is responsible for ensuring the maximum satisfaction of Honda’s European customers on product availability by balancing the need for smooth Factory production & logistics while still matching customer & sales requirements.



This role will make a fundamental impact to Honda’s European motorcycle business by supplying the products to the markets while making sure maximum profitability both locally in Europe and worldwide.

It will also provide an excellent opportunity to gain grounding in motorcycle supply chain within the complex motorcycle markets.


Reporting to Supply Chain Department Manager, the successful candidate will enjoy rare, growing and ever-changing challenges within our European and global organisation.


Main Responsibilities:


  1. Balance customer & sales requirements with Factory production & logistics constraints by matching orders from our branches & distributors with factories production plans.
  2. Anticipate, analyse and apply counter-measures on supply problems in order to achieve maximum sales with minimum sales stock and maximum production efficiency, still sustaining customer requirements.
  3. Ensure good communication between sales, factory and logistics from order to delivery for our branches & distributors.
  4. Coordinate Swap for efficient use of stock where required.
  5. Coordinate French Translation Label operation to comply with the regulation in French market.


    Fiscal Management Process

  6. Coordinate quarterly container lot-size selection with Branch/Distributor for Thai factory for CIF price quotation.
  7. Coordinate shipping condition requirements for HME-L Logistics with Factories for yearly shipping carrier tender process.


    Monthly Supply Operation

  8. Master Data Maintenance in PLS (Pan-European Logistics System) system and EPP (European Product Planning) systems
  9. Order & Production Allocation Management
  • Verify Order Guideline sent from Honda Motor Japan
  • Collect, consolidate & submit orders from our branches & distributors to the factories
  • Prepare presentation and attend Sales & Production Meeting with factories
  • Allocate production capacity plan supplied by factories to our branches and distributors
  • Coordinate order change requests
  • Coordinate type and colour fix of allocated production plan
  1. Presentation material preparation for Sales &Operation Planning Meeting
  2. Weekly and ad-hoc Supply Information management for Branches/Distributors (shipping information, branches stock, etc.)
  3. Supply Issue solving – day to day management of production and logistics issue resolution


    Swap Management

  4. Coordinate stock swaps amongst our branches in case some branches placed orders which can be satisfied by some other branches’ excess stock


    French Translation Label (FTL) Management

  5. Maintain FTL schedule and coordinate the operation with HME-L Logistics
  6. Obtain drawings of new models for HME-L to develop FTL application tool
  7. Manage FTL stock and procurement
  8. Coordinate FTL application tool creation and evaluation with HME-L Logistics
  9. Maintain FTL data in PLS (Pan-European Logistics System) system


    Project Work

  10. Project work as necessary and process improvement work on an ongoing basis.


Qualifications, skills and experience required:


  1. Skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Excellent numerical and logical analytics skills with very high level of accuracy - a logical thinker, with a methodical approach.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – Presentation and general communication.
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Negotiation skills – balance of Win/Win with Branches and Factories
  • Supply chain planning knowledge and experience - Good understanding or experience on demand & supply planning, production & logistics processes.
  1. Type of person:
  • Willingness to learn new operations and continually develop both operation and personal skills.
  • Self-starter, with ability to work on own initiative.
  • Strong alignment with Honda Philosophy
    • Human, Passionate, Imaginative & Challenging


Honda Motor Europe is dedicated to the principle of creating equal opportunities within the workplace for all associates, agency workers, contractors, job applicants and visitors. Central to this is Honda's commitment to being a fair, discrimination free company that accepts the uniqueness and differences of people around the world and adheres to the principle that all people are created equal. This commitment comes directly from the Honda Philosophy and belief that we all work together for a common purpose. Honda recruits, hires, trains and promotes into all levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other protected characteristic.

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