Supply Chain Planner (1 FTE)

Vacancy by Variass

  • Variass
  • dragons
  • Undetermined time

Variass Group is a system supplier, located in Veendam and Drachten and consists of four companies, each with their own specialism. Variass is active in the medical, defense & security and industrial markets. We design and manufacture a wide range of products for different customers for these markets. Subjects include: X-ray and sensor technology, mechatronics, electronics, engineering, logistics, automated test systems, CE guidelines, manufacturability & industrialization, Value engineering and Lifecycle management. Variass is a High Tech company with a lot of room for innovation and development.

There is, among other things, our own Academy in which we train professionals and train them internally. Variass is also part of the ICD (Innovation Cluster Drachten). Variass has 125 employees spread over 2 locations.

To expand our team at the OPD/Planning department in Drachten, we are looking for a motivated colleague for the position of Supply Chain Planner.

Job description

As a Supply Chain Planner you are responsible and you take care of the planning in the short and medium term.

Your goal is to align future demand, stock and production capacity so that an optimal financial result and delivery performance is achieved.

You maintain contacts (informative, convincing and think along) with customers about their order intake and you analyze their forecast. In addition, you have daily contact with the various production departments and you come up with solicited and unsolicited improvement proposals for process improvements.
The other half of your time you are active with process-based analytical improvement projects aimed at optimizing processes, stock levels and service.

You have a great deal of influence in determining how you are optimally supported by apps that we use for this and you actively contribute to this.

In addition, you are able to think across departments and customer-oriented, you have very good communication skills (informing, motivating, instructing and convincing colleagues). You participate in the production progress meeting and you have close consultation with the purchasing department (with regard to the material status of the production orders).


  • You have a HBO work and thinking level in the field of Logistics or Technical Business Administration;
  • You take the lead in improvements;
  • You see ad hoc situations as a challenge;
  • Your communication is crystal clear, whereby creating support and motivation are essential;
  • You have experience with the ERP system (SAP) and would like to gain knowledge and experience of other data-driven systems. Affinity with IT systems is necessary for this;
  • Some years of work experience in a manufacturing company is required.;
  • You are a real team player.

Do you recognize yourself in the profile above? Then you are the candidate we are looking for!

Variass offers you
A fun and challenging position within an environment that is focused on collaboration, innovation and dynamics. Variass offers you a good package of primary and secondary employment conditions with sufficient development opportunities. If you are interested, we invite you to apply.

Information and application
For more information about our organization or about the position, please visit our website: or you can contact Kleis van der Singel (Supply Chain Manager) (0598-619475). Your motivation letter and extensive CV can be emailed to Viviënne van der Hout; HR department;

Acquisition is not appreciated.

How to apply?

Send an email to J. Rehwinkel

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