Head of Global Inventory Management

Full time


Are you ready for new challenges in an international and innovation-driven environment where you can make a difference?  Apply and join our team, be curious, learn, grow, and develop your career together with us. We promise: you are in for a special ride!


The location of the role is in: Rotterdam, Netherlands

About the job

As the Head of Inventory Planning, you will be leading the Inventory Planning & Governance processes. You will play a vital role for in developing, deploying and changing management processes to achieve a mature and well managed inventory profile.You will be responsible for the team of inventory planners analyzing the global inventory performance across all regions. In addition to your team, in this role you will work with Global Finished Goods and Raw Material Planners to achieve targets set by the Integrated Supply Plan (Part of IBP). In addition, you will play a leading role in deploying the next level planning process through the adoption of Advanced Planning Systems.


In addition, your tasks will include

  • Prepare and communicate analysis on monthly and annual inventory profiles to the senior management
  • Analyze regional inventory profiles to show improvement areas
  • Build and deploy an inventory planning system (software) in sync with the enterprise planning process
  • Develop and maintain KPI dashboards in Power BI
  • Cooperate with regional and global planners to deliver a strong IBP cycle.


About You

You are a strong communicator with a collaborative attitude. With your great enthusiasm and creative mindset, you bring new ideas to the table, not only as an individual but also together with your colleagues. You work well in cross-functional teams and are not afraid to take responsibility and make decisions. With your hands-on mentality, structured approach and analytical skills, you proactively seek to improve the status quo. You see change as something positive, can adapt quickly and you like to courageously help shaping the future of RHI Magnesita. This position is a vacancy for an experienced professional with plenty of exposure to the higher management. We are looking for people who are excited by dealing with multiple departments to solve complex problems.


What we expect from you in terms of


Business Administration/Finance/IBS/Legal/People, Projects and Communications or any field of similar relevance



English – Proficient/Fluent

Any other language is considered as an asset 


Work Experience

  • Preferably 10-15 years of working with large multinationals preferably dealing with matrix organizations.
  • Has experience of presenting to senior management on complex topics
  • Team leadership experience of 3-5 years
  • Profound knowledge of the refractory industry


Why you should work for RHI Magnesita

You will perform in a customer focused environment. We live innovation and appreciate an open and pragmatic way of working. From our leaders we expect to drive our further transformation, to engage our people and to give direction. RHI Magnesita is a company where you can be yourself and where not only your resume and experience, but also your personality counts. We aim for global consistency in compensation policies, but also consider local common practices. RHI Magnesita is committed to support its employees through various means to enable the best possible performance.


We offer

  • Challenging and diverse tasks within a multicultural and passionate working environment.
  • A responsible position with a high scope for action.
  • Flat hierarchies with short decision-making processes.
  • Local benefits such as NS-Business Card (1st class) and car allowance
  • Flexible working hours (including home office), health insurance contribution and competitive pension plan.
  • Fixed salary and participation in the Global Bonus Program
  • 30 vacation days per year (based on 40 hours)
  • Extended (paid) paternity or maternity leave
  • Possibility of up to 50% home office (depending on position) incl. allowance

Kindly note that external applications through agencies cannot be accepted.


Sounds like you?

Please apply online – we are looking forward to your application. Please make sure to submit your application documents in English. Due to data privacy reasons applications via e-mail or through external agencies cannot be taken into consideration. Should you have any questions about this position, please contact us at:                                                                      

At RHI Magnesita everyone is welcome and encouraged to apply. We evaluate applications based on required qualifications and regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital or partnership status. At RHI Magnesita we appreciate the value of diverse teams.


About RHI Magnesita

We are the acknowledged technology leader in the refractory industry. Our company is defined by people. We are committed to diversity and know that multiple approaches, perspectives and backgrounds fuel creativity and innovation. It is our aspiration to build a workplace culture where everyone feels valued, engages, and can enjoy a truly inclusive environment and the diverse voices of our employees are heard. We foster a collaborative culture that cherishes ideas and determination to add value for our customers. Our leadership style encourages open-mindedness, reliability, pragmatism, and innovation.


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