Global Master Planner (remote)

Date: Jun 21, 2024

Location: Zaandam, NL

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


As a global leader in Taste & Scent, we are always looking to add passionate and innovative members to our team.


Master Planner is a global role responsible for driving SIOP process to ensure clear plans and actions are taken to demand, supply, and inventory to achieve the desired outcomes from the business. This is a critical role in the planning team and is the direct interface for BU to ensure growth plans can be executed upon and business results met.


Job responsibilities 

  • Create and analyze monthly capacity plan showing planned production, projected inventories and capacity utilization 
  • Provide guidance and interact with Plants/Asset Schedulers to meet planned order requirements and resolve gaps 
  • Develop scenarios for medium/long term horizon to support business S&OP decision process as necessary 
  • Recommend changes to target inventories, kanbans, turns and safety stocks when necessary to deliver required customer service levels within policy and guidelines 
  • Track all master planning metrics and reports appropriately. Leads root cause analysis for key metrics. 
  • Coordinate and lead special projects as required. Projects may include analysis of new product introductions, asset utilization studies, supply chain cost optimization, process transfers and process changes 
  • Heavy interface between the Business, Supply Chain and Operations teams to communicate and resolve supply issues


Job Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Administration or related fields. 
  • 5 - 7 years' experience in operations or supply chain roles 
  • Knowledge of supply planning theory and stock management 
  • Knowledge of MS Office tools (specially Excel) 
  • Excellent business English communication skills 
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Analytical and quantitative skills 
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations 
  • Ability to travel (10 - 15%) Training / Certifications 
  • SAP, APO, MRP training on functional areas of expertise 
  • APICS Module I (Basics of Supply Chain Management) training 
  • Six Sigma certification


IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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