Kinder Category Planner
Job Location: Luxembourg
Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.
Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.
About the Role:
For our Ferrero HQs in Luxembourg we are currently looking for a Category Planning Specialist who will be will reporting directly to the Category Planning Manager and will collaborate with several central functions (such as Operations Area Planning, Category Controlling and Operations Development) and local functions (such as Plants).
The Category Planning Specialist ensures the consistency of overall planning, capacity assessment for mid-term horizon and product portfolio interacting with the Global Presidency and Area Marketing.
Covering this position, you will be managing mid-term production of the category via the S&OP process and defining the production allocation to the different Group Plants, on the basis of production capacity and specific constraints optimizing industrial variables (such as formats, flavors, etc.). You will assess and perform capacity analyses within the PS3 horizon on the existing industrial assets; being the guardian on the Operations side of the product portfolio in alignment with the new catalogue management and in strong collaboration with the Portfolio Managers of Global Presidency and SBD.
Moreover, inside the new catalogue governance, you will analyze the product innovations and define the impact of new CU/TU in the existing portfolio in alignment with the product golden rules and driving towards continuous product harmonization.
Finally, you will be responsible by defining the arbitrage process (i.e. shortages, unexpected reduction in production capacity, etc.) with the Global Presidency.
Who we are looking for:
You will bring your university background in Economics or Industrial/Management Engineering and your 1 to 3 years of experience in operations (production, supply chain, production planning), preferably in FMCG environment. We will value your global mindset, together with your strong planning and project management skills.
Your strong accountability and proactivity will play a key role for your success in the position. Plus, your results orientation, precision and excellent interpersonal skills will be an asset for us.
Your analytical skills come with your excellent PC command on MS Office tools and SAP APO.
Do not hesitate to grab this amazing opportunity and apply!
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:
Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.