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Distribution Requirement Planner

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Leiden/Oestgeest, South Holland, NL, 2342 BH

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


Would you like to be part of developing the supply chains of the future, responsible for world class efficiency in inventory management, planning and customer service? 

We are looking for a Distribution Requirement Planner (DRP) to join our European team supporting the Pharma business. As DRP you will be coordinating the day to day Supply Chain execution of our imported products through the distribution network. DRP plays a key role in achieving critical business performance indicators such as Customer Experience and working capital. 




  • Based on Business and Master Planner guidance, determine inventory and safety stocks by SKU and warehouse to support the desired level of customer service while maintaining cost effective levels of inventory 
  • Maintains SAP master data for the distribution network 
  • Manage replenishment of our products made in North America for the EMEA market. Track Import shipments and coordinate with logistic when issues identified. 
  • Coordinate with our Demand planner, Customer Service and Logistic teams when facing material availability issues.  
  • Drive discussion with other functions for Old & Out of spec Inventory for the network locations
  • Coordinate phase in/phase out plans collaboratively with commercial team and updating relevant master data




  • You are an experienced operational supply chain professional with 2-3 years’ experience in manufacturing, supply/demand planning, scheduling or customer service experience.
  • You will be familiar with the principles of supply planning theory and stock management with the associated systems knowledge (SAP /APO/BW or equivalent) ideally also familiar with six sigma principle and preferably with Green Belt.
  • This role will interact with a lot of different functions. In addition to functional skills you will be tenacious in service to customer mind set, have good communication skills, root cause problem solving and continuous Improvement mind-set and remote relationship building capabilities.