IT Production Planning & MRP Specialist


Job Location: ​Alba​

Company description

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.

Diversity Statement

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:

We are currently looking for an IT Production Planning & MRP Specialist who will be part of IT Manufacturing Center of Expertise (COE) Team. COE manufacturing belongs to Industrial and supply chain – quality platform, together with COE Smart Factory, COE Quality and COE Supply Chain. An extensive and intense collaboration is the daily routine inside the platform, and of course with all other business partners, IT platforms and IT cross functions.

As an architect, main partners are global and geographical accounts inside the platform, the platform leader and the PM team. Of course, external PMs and partners, plus all business stakeholders, are main point of contacts of the role too.

The role of the application architect requires big flexibility in managing multiple projects and partners in parallel, identifying and designing infrastructure and application components that are needed to support the business operations. Not of less importance is to manage related lifecycle and enhancements of our IT applications, ensuring that uniform enterprise wide design standards are maintained. Supporting the accounts of the platform in software selection is a part of the role too

Main Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for designing, developing and maintaining applications and technical architecture solutions for the area of production and MRP planning (SAP ECC and S/4). Ensure IT applications are aligned with Ferrero’s business strategy & IT Target Architecture.

  • Develop, maintain and support Production applications in SAP PP-PI technologies/module that meet Business Requirements managing the application lifecycle from implementation up to retirement

  • Align application landscape to business requirements. Define and maintain the application strategy and architecture to support the business operations and manage related lifecycle and enhancements. Design major aspects of the architecture of an application or infrastructure technology.

  • Work on the 3rd level ticket support related to SAP Production area, ensuring timely communication and resolution of support tickets and related project work, focusing on guaranteeing business continuity.

  • Oversee and fix any potential or discovered defects and performance problems in system maintenance & performance, by design and code review.

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to external resources, assign capabilities, and collaborate with other IT and business teams in cross initiatives/projects/run activities. Through proactive monitoring of consultants activities, during design, configuration and testing phase, identifying and evaluate IT Enhancement/Improvement requests in SAP PP-PI applications.

  • Ensure quality and timing of the delivery of his team, collaborating with stakeholders on application and component design. Manage assigned streams in line with overall program(s) timing and milestones.

  • Application & Infrastructure Strategy for assigned geography and technologies:

    • Leads architecture for assigned capabilities, identifies improvements or consolidation opportunities

    • Proactively provides recommendations to support IT strategy


Who we are looking for:


  • Master degree in IT, Engineering or Business Management

  • Good experience in SAP PP-PI or SAP PP modules (including MRP)

  • Experienced in SAP Planning systems (APO, IBP) and MII is appreciated

  • Experience in software in Cloud and Mobile Application in manufacturing is a plus

  • Technical Knowledge in SAP landscape will be considered a plus as well as knowledge in interface connection technology

  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving oriented

  • Proactive attitude and good team Management skills

  • Ability to organize and meet deadlines

  • Good communication skills

  • Basic Project Management experience is a plus

  • Experienced in international companies in FMCG or industrial companies with central HQ / Service company is appreciated, with worldwide central global system

  • Proficiency in English. Other languages will be considered as a plus (Italian, German, etc.)

  • Available for international mobility

  • Good MS-Office (excel, PowerPoint) complete the skills

  • Knowledge of S/4 Hana is a plus

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.