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IT Business Planning Solution Owner

Date: Sep 29, 2021

Location: Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DK, 1411

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy.

At the heart of our success is investing in talent and valuing the diversity of our people. To drive breakthrough innovation and top performance, we aim to develop and engage employees through effective talent management, career development and workplace health and safety programs.

By joining IFF, you could be part of a diverse team of highly passionate people who never stop imagining, always curious and committed to creating a better future for all. 


This role is mapped to our location in Copenhagen (DK) but can be performed in another IFF location in Europe as well.


The IT Business Planning Solution owner will be responsible for establishing a governance structure over the Supply chain Planning and Production landscape (SCM, PP,PPPI), support outlining Supply Chain Planning and production Strategy within IFF. You will be managing a team of domain experts and project managers. You will partner with business units and corporate functions to identify business opportunities, goals and objectives and work with internal and external stakeholders to implement capabilities across different platforms such as, SCM7 and PP/PPPI, working closely with other areas like Order Fullfilment/Quality/Manufacturing

Key Responsibilities of the position:

  • Own the Manufacturing IT strategy and overall Manufacturing portfolio initiatives and drives alignment across the businesses mapping requirements to delivered solutions
  • Manage a cross cultural remote team of Domain experts and project managers through a robust PMO governance process
  • Manage the relationship and performance of our external partners across different workstreams during project execution and run & maintain phases.
  • Establish clear communication channels and rituals to partner with key Supply chain stakeholders ranging from operators, SMEs, senior managers 
  • Manage the deployment of program of activities with your team and deliver on time and budget.

Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree in engineering/Supply Chain management
  • State of the art knowledge on modern Supply chain processes
  • 10 years’ experience working in IT/Supply Chain Management and deployment of Business Planning and Manufacturing (PP/PPPI) systems
  • Knowledge on SAP SCM7, SAP PP(PPPI) Other planning tool is a plus.
  • Knowledge on systems architecture
  • Experience with ERP integration, including SAP QM, SAP WM, SAP SD
  • Significant experience working with project portfolio management
  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders
  • Experience managing multi-cultural remote teams.
  • Highly organized and self directed to prioritize and multi-task effectively
  • Must have ability to drive 
  • Must have excellent communication skills and goal-oriented attitude
  • Must be willing to travel


Competencies and skills

  • Decision Making: You can function in a highly dynamic environment without pre-defined structures. You can identify risks and quickly grasp upcoming issues, make the right analysis, and develop risk calibrated alternatives before taking action. 
  • Communicating with Impact: You communicate in a clear, succinct, and compelling manner to a variety of audiences. 
  • Business Acumen: You understand the business strategies, priorities, and goals, and utilize a pragmatic approach to provide expert knowledge and advice to advance the agendas.
  • Working Approach: You have time management and organizational skills necessary to independently manage and appropriately prioritize workload, and to meet deadlines and goals. Self-motivation and team working are key, as is critical attention to detail, deadlines, and awareness. 
  • Languages: fluency in English is a must; command of other languages is a plus.


We are continuously evaluating incoming applications and look forward to receiving your application and CV in English ASAP. If you have any questions regarding the role you are welcome to reach out to Onno Schippers, Dir, Integrated Operations IT Lead at +31 62909 3614.


At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit to learn more.


We apply science and creativity for a better world.
With the beauty of art and the precision of science, we are an international collective of thinkers who partner with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves.
As a global leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, we do a lot and continually innovate to do it better.
For more than 130 years we’ve been focused on finding the most innovative solutions to help bring “better for you” products to market. While we have grown over the years, we remain agile in our approach and put our customers’ needs at the forefront of our thinking.
We offer end-to-end service that few can deliver on. Our unparalleled product portfolio is the most robust in the industry and we have leadership positions across key taste, texture, scent, nutrition, enzymes, cultures, soy proteins and probiotics categories.