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NL_Amsterdam_Danzigerkade 16
Additional Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Job Family:
Supply Chain Management
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
Pay Rate Type:

Description & Requirements

Do you want to work for some of the world’s leading audio brands? Become a part of the HARMAN team and get to work for JBL and Harman/Kardon. 

By joining HARMAN, you'll dive headfirst into the exciting world of headphones, portable speakers, party boxes and other audio technologies, and contribute to the success of Harman Lifestyle EMEA business. The consumer audio industry is fast paced, fun and dynamic and we’re looking for someone who is proactive, loves to work with a lot of different stakeholders from all over Europe and has creative ideas.

You will join our operations department based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in the position of: 

Sales & Operations Analyst

About the Role:

The Sales & Operations Analyst plays a critical role in management of product availability and optimization of product allocation, supporting the EMEA Lifestyle organization to achieve its overall business goals. You are the central point of contact between the Sales, Sales Support, Product Marketing and Supply Chain organization, providing operational support and driving product allocation process. This is specialist function in various operational areas, mainly concentrated on product availability management, product allocation, and demand management.

In this role, you are responsible for operational product allocation and reporting, and drive the continuous improvement of the EMEA allocation process through incorporation of new technology, business intelligence and information gathered from different sources. High collaboration and effective communication with different stakeholders at all levels in the EMEA organization is required to be successful in this role.

Your Team:

You'll collaborate closely with a dynamic team, reporting to the Manager of Demand Planning EMEA and working alongside talented peers in Sales & Operations and Demand Planning.

What You Will Do:

Product Availability Management

  • Central point of contact for inquiries around product availability.
  • Drive product availability through close collaboration with EMEA Supply Planning team.
  • Business coordination between Sales, Sales Support, Product Marketing and Supply Chain organization.
  • Auto-replenishment order priority management.

Product Allocation

  • Responsible for the EMEA inventory allocation process.
  • Optimize product allocation to accommodate overall business objectives.
  • Drive the manual allocation process in case of inventory shortage.
  • Drive excess stock depletion.

Demand Management - Forecast Consumption

  • Manage order intake vs. forecasted quantity (forecast fill rate).
  • Secure stock availability in such that forecasted demand can be converted into actual sales.

Business Process Improvement

  • Participate in business process improvement (cross-functional) projects.
  • Drive continuous improvement of allocation process.

Reporting and Data Management

  • Provide reporting and analysis to stakeholders, including reports on product availability and allocation schedules, end-of-life and excess stock, results and KPIs, and other templates and support documents.
  • Develop added-value reports to support decision-making by the organization.
  • Drive digitalization of reporting through BI system (Qlik Sense).
  • Manage data accuracy in the operating systems (SAP ECC / SAP IBP).

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s / master’s degree in operations, Supply Chain, Business Administration, or related field.
  • At least 3 years work experience in Operations or Supply Chain.
  • Proficiency in Excel, strong analytical mindset, and excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrate assertiveness in daily practice.
  • Stakeholder management skills with cultural awareness.
  • Well-organized, self-disciplined, and excellent time management skills.

What is Nice to Have:

  • Experience with SAP ECC ; SAP IBP or SAP S/4HANA.
  • Experience with Qlik Sense (or equivalent BI systems).
  • Experience in project management and process improvement.

What makes you eligible:

  • Be willing to work (flex policy) in an office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

What We Offer:

  • HARMAN is offering a unique opportunity for growth and development in the dynamic and exciting world of consumer electronics.
  • We provide a flexible work schedule that allows you to work from home, while also enjoying a fantastic new office at Houthavens, Amsterdam.
  • At HARMAN, we value diversity and inclusivity, and foster a friendly and supportive global working atmosphere. We believe in investing in our employees through career development opportunities, professional training, and competitive market-based compensation. As part of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer a commuter travel package, environment allowance, and interesting collective health insurance scheme, pension, and employee discounts on world-class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.).
  • As a HARMAN employee, you will have access to professional development opportunities through HARMAN University's business and leadership academies, internal talent management leadership acceleration programs, and our "Be Brilliant" employee recognition and rewards program.

And a few reasons you might love it:

  • We're seeking talented and passionate individuals to join our team and help us transform the way people experience sound. As a global leader in the audio industry, HARMAN offers the chance to work with iconic brands like JBL, Harman/Kardon, and AKG, as well as cutting-edge technology and industry-first features.
  • We value excellence and brilliance in all our 30,000 employees and we're looking for talented individuals who share our passion for innovation and superior sound technology. If you're looking for a career full of brilliant possibilities and the chance to work on industry-first features, then HARMAN is the place for you!

Don't miss out on the chance to be part of a culture that values excellence and brilliance in all our employees. Apply now and take the first step towards a career full of brilliant possibilities!

We look forward to receiving your application! Send your application with your resume and letter of motivation. We will process the applications as we receive them.

For more information about the position or the recruitment process, feel free to contact our Recruitment department on: or +31-648452749.

Join HARMAN and discover a world of endless possibilities!



HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.