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Material Planning Assistant

At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Location: Barcelona, Spain



Key Responsibilities: 


  • Estimate Raw Material needs based on forecasts
  • Forecasting communication to supplier according to Buyer’s guidelines and Purchasing strategy
  • Requisition analysis & issue PO to selected supplier(s) according to Buyer’s guidelines
  • Supplier’s PO confirmation checking
  • Sample request from selected suppliers and management/follow-up with QC
  • Monitor PO until reception and QC approval
  • Liaise directly with supplier for PO date and quantity maintenance
  • Close contact with buyers and report incidents
  • Anticipate future shortages “Missing Parts review” and take preventive actions in coordination with Buyers (Airfreight, alternative sourcing, …)
  • Apply Firmenich planning policies in order to optimize inventory levels and limit inventory write-off
  • Review KPIs of the department on a daily basis
  • Actively participate in departmental meeting (Non conformance meeting, MPP meeting…)



We Value:


  • Bachelor degree in a technical, scientific or supply chain discipline
  • Fluent in English, other languages an asset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a cross functional environment
  • Ability to work in a stress environment
  • Computer literate, SAP (APO/R3) experience is an asset



We Offer:


  • Our expertise goes beyond smell and taste: it is the sum of our peoples' passions and knowledge that allows us to create the best solutions for our customers’ products.
  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the flavors, taste, beauty and fragrance industries
  • Leadership, learning, training and development plans
  • Competitive base salary, variable compensation plans such as profit sharing and an enviable set of benefits
  • Hybrid working arrangements for an enjoyable work and life a balance
  • 1 year apprenticeship type of contract (contrato de prácticas)



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