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Director Global Materials Planning


Location: Barcelona, Spain 


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Lead the Global Materials Planning team and all of its activities
  • Lead the global Intra-Group Planning team and ensure behavior is consistent with Firmenich fundamentals and corporate strategy & principles
  • Build the global IG Planning strategy & organization necessary to meet business requirements.
  • Collaborate with Purchasing on definition & management of strategic RM stocks.
  • Define, refine and own the Global Materials Planning strategy ensuring proper Inventory levels and Service to Manufacturing and ultimately our Customers.
  • Manage global shortages, including allocation, working with Purchasing, CoE and Operations


We value:


  • Vast experience with SAP, APO and other planning tools
  • Ample experience in Planning within a fast-paced / high number of materials environment
  • Safety Stock calculation methodologies expertise
  • Experience leading multicultural and remote teams
  • Strong change management and collaboration capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to navigate global matrix organization successfully 


We offer:


  • A highly challenging and rewarding environment, with a significant role in building and implementing new and creative ideas.
  • A highly visible role with clear and tangible impact within the organization
  • Opportunity to interact with most levels in the organization, including senior management.
  • The distinct opportunity to build a high performing team and participate in the definition of brand new processes and tools
  • To inspire and be inspired continuously learning and growing
  • To be part of a company with the purpose to improve the quality of life of our workforce, our families, our local communities and society at large; with a strong legacy through breakthrough innovations and technology 
  • Participate and lead the transformation of different areas of a global organization