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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Demand Planner I

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with our customers, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,800 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. 
In the USA, we develop, market and produce a wide array of solutions from our 25 most innovative sites, based across the country. Stretch your skills, create and get inspiration from passionate colleagues. Every day, your energy, your thirst for knowledge, and your creativity will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.

Job Purpose 
You will use market knowledge to develop, update and maintain the consensus forecast while supporting the effectiveness of the local market supply chain and cus-tomer service. 

 

Core Responsibilities. 
•    Contribute to implementing Demand Planning strategy aligned with Sales and Operations Roadmap.
•    Continuously identify opportunities for improvement in Demand Planning and lead or partic-ipate in projects when relevant.
•    Create and maintain the consensus forecast by collaborating with Sales and Customers to analyze quantitative and qualitative inputs to the forecast such as new item launches, customer forecasts, competitive im-pacts, promotional activity, etc.
•    For assigned markets, coordinate and facilitate demand review meetings to be held with Sales teams and Customer Service.
•    Participate in customer meetings and visits to customers when applicable to understand business challenges, requirements and capabilities.
•    Proactively identify opportunities for forecast accuracy improvement.
•    Manage early warning process and collaborate with planning to ensure availability of capaci-ty and raw materials in time for new win launches and at optimal cost.
•    Coordinate product life cycle management focusing on efficient introduction and timely re-moval of products.
 

Professional experience
•    2+ years of experience in similar positions.
•    Strong affinity to systems and analytical tools (SAP, IBP, BI/BO, etc.).
•    Knowledge in Forecasting (Statistical Models).
•    APICS Certification (desired).

 

Academic Background
•    Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Supply Chain, or similar fields.

 

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Every essence of you enriches our world.
Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.



At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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