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IFF Senior Master Planner- Proteins in St. Louis, Missouri

Senior Master Planner- Proteins

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Date:Feb 12, 2024

Location: St. Louis, MO, US, 63110

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition ID : 496311

Job Description

As a global leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, we are always looking to add passionate and innovative members to our team.

We are now looking for a motivated individual to work within the Nourish platform and the Ingredients Global Supply Planning team. This position will operate within a global, team-based environment and requires strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Position is currently based at our St. Louis, MO location. We are open to other IFF locations in North America. This is an onsite role.

Job Requirements

  • Responsible for the Global Proteins Supply, Inventory, and Capacity planning process related to our global manufacturing sites and/or contract manufacturing facilities.

  • 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

  • Tracks 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 as they arise

  • Lead and execute defined best practices from IFF SIOP Process

  • The Master Planner creates and maintains the supply and inventory plan which covers 3-24 months as a part of SIOP process

  • Responsible for developing appropriate product replenishment strategies based on historical demand profiles, demand variability and business policies affordability needs included. Anticipation of future changes to these profiles include effects like seasonality, product promotions and impact of new product introductions. Anticipated demand can be used to set replenishment inventory levels

  • Reviews replenishment strategy and its consequent master data in the ERP system regularly to ensure planning system is clean and generating proper results

  • Responsible for setting inventory targets in the system using IOT tools to define system stocking levels for MTS items. Responsible to lead regular reviews of these levels in conjunction with the business


  • BS degree in Supply Chain, Business, Science or Engineering or equivalent work experience

  • 5-10 years of supply chain or operations experience

  • Experience specifically in planning and scheduling production strongly preferred

  • APICS/CPF certification (or equivalent) and/or inventory management experience desirable

  • SAP/APO/MyBis experience preferred

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills required

  • Ability to travel (up to 15%)

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 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 an 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. (https:// to learn more.