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Production Planner - St. Louis, MO

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participating in all site safety programs to drive a more positive and inclusive safety culture.
  • Release and monitor production process orders to resolve issues and maintain a high level of punctuality to our customers.
  • Contribute to developing and maintaining a daily production plan consistent with plant capacity and resources by utilizing the best fit criteria for efficiency and cost savings to meet customer demand.
  • Work closely with the material planning team to provide the most efficient production schedule, considering impact on operating assets and inventory levels.
  • Properly apply planning parameters and suggest changes to parameters as required.
  • Understand impact on inventory and manage all factors such as product seasonality, discontinuation and management of inventoried finished goods.
  • Help define and implement KPIs to monitor performance and highlight issues on an ongoing basis to improve the efficiency of the team.
  • Perform and respond timely to any blocked or non-released Process Orders.
  • Determine root cause and preventive actions for any missed orders related to planning.
  • Continually drive to a more competitive position through continuous improvement of processes and systems.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain/Logistics, Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience related experience.
  • Excellent communication and team building skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and manage multiple projects.
  • Skilled at working in a fast paced environment open to constant change in demands.
  • Self-directed individual with a Can-Do attitude and the ability to work within a team.
  • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent system and analytical skills (EXCEL required).
  • Ability to analyze and influence with data.
  • Experience working with an MRP system, SAP a plus.
  • Experience with Supply Chain Planning techniques and Inventory management.
  • Business Objects/Business Warehouse experience a plus.
  • APICS Certification a plus.


We value:

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts and analyze large quantities of data and summarize the results in a clear and concise manner.
  • Aptitude for defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing conclusions.
  • Skill in reading, analyzing, and interpreting general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations as needed.
  • Ability to be motivated and work independently.
  • Competency in reading and executing work instructions as required on batch sheets and other manufacturing documents.
  • Capability to work in a fast-paced environment with flexibility and creative problem solving.


We offer: 

  • High Challenge and High Reward Environment.
  • Entry to exciting and inspiring world of perfumes and taste. 
  • Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company. 
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about environment and sets and achieve ambitious sustainability objectives. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.  

Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran 


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly.

We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features: 

* Generous Paid Time Off! 

* Quarterly Bonus Potential! 

* Retirement Plans! 

* 401(k) with Company Match! 

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage! 

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children! 

* Flexible Spending Accounts! 

* Tobacco-Free Campus! 

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs! 



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