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VIE - Demand Planning - M/F - Germany - July/August 2024

  • Posted: 25 Apr 2024
  • Supply Chain
  • Germany
  • On-site

About the job



You love strong brands - we love strong personalities! Become part of Danone and our team with the successful brands Activia, Actimel, Alpro, Aptamil, Volvic and more. Here we are looking for support as VIE Performance management



  • In charge of the creation of an accurate short-/mid- and long-term forecast for key customers, brands and innovations.
  • Responsible for the weekly forecast update and the monthly Global Planning system (GPS) incl. presentation to top-management
  • Understand business and demand levers to manage ad-hoc requests and drive operational actions
  • Continuous improvement of existing GPS process & tools to bring them to next maturity level
  • Close relationship with Sales, Marketing and Finance and lively exchange within the supply chain cluster 

About you

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration or a related field, ideally with a focus on Supply Chain Management (SCM) or Logistics.
  • Some practical experience in planning processes is desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of Excel; experience with SAP / APO is a plus.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to maintain attention to detail while keeping an eye on the big picture.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to easily connect with others.
  • Proactive and willing to adapt to continuous change.
  • Good command of English, basic German skills are a plus.


Are you eligible for a V.I.E?  


V.I.E is a type of contract linked to Business France (French public organism) allowing Europeans to work internationally for a designated company. This is a 6 to 24 months contract.  


  • You must be aged 18 to 28. You must have completed national service obligation. 
  • You must be a citizen of the European Economic Area. 
  • You must have never worked in the country in which you wish to do your V.I.E.  
  • You have never done a V.I.E before. 


What are the contractual advantages of the V.I.E ?  


  • There are no taxes and charges on salary, as a V.I.E your social security is covered by April international. 
  • You will be granted with 2,5 days off per month. 
  • Your gratification is fixed according to the Business France grid. 
  • The cost of your back-and-forth flight or train tickets is covered.  


Danone is proud to promote inclusion and equal opportunities. We truly believe that our diversity will make the difference and that an inclusive environment will make us grow as a company, as a team, and as people. We therefore consider all applications* to ensure an inclusive corporate culture where everyone can feel like they belong. 

*All applications will be considered irrespective of origins and ethnicity, personal background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability....

About us

Why you should choose this V.I.E experience at Danone?  


  • A rewarding personal experience 


Making the choice to do a V.I.E can turn out to be a great opportunity. This is your chance to challenge yourself and to discover more about a new country. You will be part of the Danone community, working for some of the best-known brands in the world. Our objectives are to make sure that you will come as you are, ready to innovate and to bring your perspective. We, as a company, bring a great importance in creating an inclusive working environment. We will consider all applicants to our offers. As a B-Corp certified company, Danone meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. One Planet One Health by You. 


  • Be part of the international V.I.E community 


We will always make sure that you will feel great in your host country. You will be part of the V.I.E community group where you will be regularly informed about any news concerning the community. This will enable you to get in touch with the international Danone community and to learn more about multiple cultures. You will also integrate an international talent pool giving you the opportunity to extend your time working for Danone across the world or in France. You will join dynamic teams and play an important role in the performance of Danone and all its brands. 


What’s next? 

Hit the “apply now” button now.To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our career website. 


We systematically respond to all our candidates; if you have not been contacted, your request has not yet been processed. The processing time for applications may vary depending on the period and the volume of applications. 

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

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