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Fresher Planner Jobs – Royal Van Zanten

Job Title:       Planner

Organisation: Royal Van Zanten

Duty Station: Namaiba, Mukono, Uganda

Reports to: Finance Manager


About US:

Improvement has been present in the Royal Van Zanten DNA for 160 years. In the form of entrepreneurship, the documentation of experience and a passion for research & education by the Veldhuijzen van Zanten family. Maus van Staaveren learnt through interaction with others and constantly improved his business by trial and evaluation.


In 2018, after a turbulent business period, the Veldhuijzen van Zanten family sold the company to hands-on investor, Nimbus. The family culture is maintained, while the ambition, quality and entrepreneurship receive a boost. Three years on, Royal Van Zanten is ‘Back on Track’ and on its way to its 160th anniversary.


Job Summary:   The Planner is responsible for the fulfillment of demand planning, from planning till export. This position is a part of the backbone of our organization. You are a spider in the web and like to be creative with numbers and love to find creative solutions. You are a strong communicator based on facts. Your work location will be our Mukono location.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Analyze production numbers and come up with a proposal to our production department for future growing schedules.
  • Understand the activities that happen in our greenhouses and what influence they have on our production numbers.
  • Present and discuss numbers clearly to our production department.
  • You are responsible for presenting correct data and proposals to the production department and management.
  • Data integrity and up-to-date growth schedules in Business Central


  • Plan our production based on our customers’ demands.
  • Plan in the given guidelines as waste and QUOTIF.
  • Location planning together with our Senior production manager.
  • Communication with our Head Office in The Netherlands about the possibilities to deliver our demand.
  • Proactive communication and actions when production numbers don’t match with the planning.
  • Regular visits to the field to understand the production and its progress.
  • You are responsible for the complete planning in your product groups within the set policies.
  • Create Supply Plan Dashboard with clear KPI’s / GAP analysis and suggested way forward
  • Cutfactor analysis with growing and harvest dept


  • Allocate our coldroom stock to the correct orders or mother plants.
  • Keep the demands/ orders of our customers in mind.
  • Be creative within the set parameters and come with solutions to achieve QUOTIF, together with CS in the Netherlands
  • Finalize export papers for shipments.
  • Calculate future shipments for freight bookings.
  • You are responsible for the correct export numbers within the set policies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a University level qualification
  • Any horticultural-related training/course or experience is an added advantage.
  • Two years of experience in demand or supply planning.
  • Excellent computer skills and MS Excel and Outlook are a must.
  • Business Central (Navision) is a pre.
  • Strong analytical skills


How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV and motivation letter to



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