Planning Manager
Bedford Park, IL 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with our customers, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There's much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,000 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with.

In the USA, we develop, market and produce a wide array of solutions from our 25 most innovative sites, based across the country. Stretch your skills, create and get inspiration from passionate colleagues. Every day, your energy, your thirst for knowledge, and your creativity will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.

As our next Planning Manager, reporting to our Head of Operations for our Bedford Park site, you will lead the supply and production capacity planning for operations at the local level, based on end-to-end production cycle time, inventory, technical challenges, productivity and EHS requirements, to ensure that products can be manufactured and supplied on time to customers from existing manufacturing facilities.

This position will be located in Bedford Park, IL.

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for:

Strategy design and execution

  • Provide main supply and production capacity inputs to the regional operations (D&S) plans and help design the local operations and Supply Chain & Planning strategies and the definition of related goals based on input provided by other local functions, e.g. Commercial or Business Development.
  • Oversee the design and execution of tactical and operational plans at site level to meet local Operations goals.

Function management

  • Maintain an appropriate level of inventory following corporate standards (SLOB, inventory ownership and leadership).
  • Control that customer (internal and external) responses are made on time and develop realistic daily plans considering capacity and raw material availability.
  • Work under the standards of quality, safety, industrial hygiene and good practices.
  • Analyze planning performance and improve the KPI's by using statistical models and best practices.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Monitor and check the accuracy of supply and inventory data in related systems.
  • Produce and distribute daily, weekly, and monthly status reports (e.g., COOISPI schedule, OTS, past due purchase orders).
  • Agree on a regular (weekly) basis on the short- and mid-term capacity levels to plan with the shopfloor and ensure agreement of the production plan(s) with agreed standards. Measure adherence to the schedule.
  • Advise on and monitor configurations in SAP.
  • Be an escalation point for resolving problems, complaints and prioritization issues.
  • Control and report the achievement of service level targets to partners.
  • Develop an annual budget and expense control plan, and implement the annual operating plan accordingly.
  • Monitor workloads and calendars to maintain balance in the department.

People management

  • Oversee the execution of annual human resources processes within the Site Planning team and validate related results.
  • Work with the local and regional Supply Chain & Planning and Operations management and HR Business Partner(s) in developing a local talent pipeline.
  • Guide the development and promotion of Planning talents within and outside Supply Chain & Planning and Operations at local level.

Technical Skills

  • Understanding of Forecasting (Statistical Models)
  • ERP/MRP expertise
  • Affinity to systems and analytical tools (Desired SAP, BI,BO)
  • Proficient in Microsoft

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, supply chain management, operations Management or a related discipline.
  • 4+ years of experience in manufacturing operations with a background in supply chain planning, quality, and materials management, including exposure to business process redesign and systems implementations.
  • 1+ years of experience in people management.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a Technical field
  • APICS Certification

What We Can Offer You:

  • Healthcare Plan:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • High matching 401k plan
  • Vacation days


At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people's lives. You work within an inspiring teamwork culture - where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.

Every essence of you enriches our world. Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners. Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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