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Naturex is an international leader in plant extraction and the development of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, health and beauty sectors. Naturex operates its business through three business units, food and beverage, health and nutrition and personal care. The company operates 16 production locations around the world and employs around 1,700 people. Naturex became part of Givaudan in 2018. 

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:

IG Production Planner

On this role you will execute IG/STO planning activities for all semi-finished, finished goods and raw materials from affiliate sites.  Assure that orders are proactively created such that products can be manufactured and shipped INTO & OUT of the South Hackensack site  as efficiently as possible, without interruptions. Create a plan in alignment with schedule and production requirements. Ensure agreed stock levels for customers are met. Minimize write-offs and optimize inventory levels. 


Core Responsibilities: 

  • Key Results areas:
  • Creation of plans that is executable and in line with productivity and service targets
  • Inventory levels meet or exceed company targets
  • Supply Chain and Commercial Write-off levels meet budget
  • Optimize service to primarily to internal customers
  • Review and analyze production requirements in MRP (Material Requirements Planning) and production capacity to ensure on time customer response times and product availability
  • Track and review IGs and proactively engage in stock build.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the replenishment and production systems and processes 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.
  • Resolve or escalate supply issues working with internal stakeholders as required. Manage exceptions.
  • Share best practice and ideas with your team; involve cross-functional teams as needed to achieve the most efficient ways of working
  • Review slow moving and obsolete inventory 
  • Follow Givaudan procedures, guidelines and best-practice on relevant areas including Safety; address and implement where missing
  • Support development of training programs, manuals and methods of implementation to assure stable and best practice execution of planning
  • Review and audit material lead times


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



  • 2-3 years experience in supply planning, supply chain, production planning Knowledge of Production Planning, Inventory Management, Capacity Analysis,  Demand, Supply and Supply Chain best practice
  • Experience in the flavour, ingredient or fragrance industry is a plus
  • 6 sigma / lean Yellow or Green Belt a plus

Technical Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge in planning.  Preferably has experience with demand, supply and or production. 
  • Strong Negotiation & Problem Solving Skills.  Shows agility and flexibility when solving complex problems.
  • 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.

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