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Givaudan is a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. We celebrate the beauty of human experience by creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature. Together with our customers we deliver food experiences, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good. In 2021, Givaudan employed over 16,800 people worldwide and achieved CHF 6.7 billion in sales with a free cash flow of 12.6%. With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, we are committed to driving long-term, purpose-led growth by improving people’s health and happiness and increasing our positive impact on nature. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Discover more at:

Raw Material Planner

Execute material planning activities for raw materials in order to assure that finished product can be manufactured with-out interruption and supplied on time to our customers. Ensure material availability upon production. Minimize write-offs and optimize inventory levels. Cooperate with other departments to optimize settings and process.


Core Responsibilities
•    Key Results areas:
•    Planning/Schedule that is 100% executable and in line with productivity targets to meet production plan
•    Inventory levels meet company targets
•    Supply Chain Write-off levels meet budget
•    Service to customers meet all set targets
•    Review and analyze procurement requirements in MRP (Material Requirements Planning) to ensure on time cus-tomer response times, raw material availability and minimal waste.
•    Release purchase requisitions for raw materials in accordance with MOQ (minimum order quantities) and lead time to allow for on-time completion of manufacturing requirements. This includes meeting the SLAs established with GBS.
•    Review and analyze slow moving and obsolete inventory.
•    Develop a deep understanding of the replenishment systems and processes.
•    Build constructive and effective relationships with key stakeholders and teams such as Finished Goods Planning, Quality, Receiving, Logistics, GBS Operational Buying, GBS Replenishment Planning, GBS Spot Buying and GBS Supply Planning.
•    Resolve or escalate supply issues, working with internal stakeholders as required.
•    Share best practice and ideas with the team; involve cross-functional teams as needed to achieve the most effi-cient ways of working.
•    Support cost reduction projects and improvement initiatives. 
•    Follow Givaudan procedures, guidelines and best-practice on relevant areas including Safety; address and im-plement where missing.
•    Support development of training programs, manuals and methods of implementation to assure stable and best practice execution of planning.


Professional experience
•    2-4 years experience in supply planning, supply chain, production planning Strong knowledge of Planning, Inven-tory Management 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


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


Technical Skills
•    Strong working knowledge in planning.  Preferably has experience with demand, supply or production 
•    Strong Negotiation & Problem Solving Skills.  Shows agility and flexibility when solving issues
•    Strong affinity to systems and analytical tools
•    Continuous improvement mindset
•    Working knowledge BI, BO, MS Office, Google and SAP 
•    Ability to achieve results through formal and informal channels

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.

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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