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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 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Production Planner

Production Planner, your future position?



Accomplish production planning activities for intermediates and finished goods and order manufactured items from other NOAM affiliates. Assure that production plans are created such that products can be manufactured as efficiently as possible, without interruption and supplied on time to our customers. Create a production plan with schedule and production requirements. Ensure agreed stock levels for customers are met. Minimize write-offs and optimize inventory levels.



Key Results areas:
Create production plans in line with productivity and service targets
Inventory levels meet company targets
Supply Chain and Commercial Write-off levels meet budget
Improve service to our customers
Analyze production requirements in MRP (Material Requirements Planning) and production capacity to ensure on time customer response times and product availability
Track and review customer orders for production and resale demands, including raw material resale
Develop an understanding of the replenishment and production systems including MRP, demand and capacity
Develop understanding of technological, food safety and dietary requirements around produced items and production sites, such as allocation matrix, Halal, Kosher.
Build constructive relationship with partners and teams such as Customer Care, Production, Scheduling, Raw Material planning, Quality, Transport, and GBS Supply Planning.
Resolve or escalate supply issues working with your partners. Manage exceptions.
Share best practice and ideas with your team; involve diverse teams as needed to achieve the most efficient ways of working
Support cost reduction projects and improvement projects
Review slow moving and obsolete inventory
Follow Givaudan procedures, guidelines and best-practice on relevant areas including Safety; address and implement where missing
Help develop training programs, manuals and methods of implementation to assure stable and best practice execution of planning
Review material lead times

Primary Qualifications:


Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Business Administration or equivalent


About 2 years’ experience in supply planning, supply chain, production planning Knowledge of Production Planning, Inventory Management, Capacity Analysis, Demand, Supply and Supply Chain best practice
APICS is a plus
Experience in the flavour, ingredient or fragrance industry is a plus
6 sigma / lean Yellow or Green Belt preferred

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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