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INDUSTRIAL & SUPPLY CHAIN GRADUATE PROGRAM: Supply Chain Planner

Job Location: ​Shanghai​

Shanghai

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 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 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:

INDUSTRIAL & SUPPLY CHAIN GRADUATE PROGRAM

  • A 4-year structured Graduate Program to develop talents who are willing to have an international career in Operations
  • Exciting roles and projects across the Operations organization under the supervision of Ferrero leaders starting with a role in Supply Chain as Supply Chain Planner
  • An initial period of two years in China followed by a first international assignment to develop and expand your knowledge as part of our Ferrero Family and to embrace the Ferrero way of working in producing our iconic products and ensuring that they reach our Consumers
  • The possibility to continue having an international career path after the Program´s conclusion

Main Responsibilities:

Supply National Planning

  • Prepare weekly supply planning based on weekly forecast from Demand Planning team;
  • Coordinate production plan and shipments with plants, to achieve target stock level and freshness;
  • Adjust supply plan to  support new business or new commercial requirements from time to time.

Inventory Management

  • Provide analysis and inputs to aligning with business strategy and operation stakeholders to define right stock coverage targets;
  • Ensure stock availability and coverage at target level, through weekly Demand and Supply Review Processes;
  • Monitor inventory level and freshness situation, work with Demand Planning and Sales to find solution for inventory exceptions.

Communication with stakeholders across S&OP processes

  • Participate monthly S&OP processes to provide supply planning inputs, updates and advice;
  • Participate and contribute to weekly Demand & Supply Review meetings;
  • Regular meeting and coordination with plants and central planning to dea.l with supply/shipments exceptions

Who we are looking for:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Food Technology or another field related to food manufacturing with a very high final score 
  • First practical work experience (e.g., internships or voluntary activities) would be a plus 
  • Strong user skills in MS Office 
  • Fluency in English
  • The knowledge of any other language is a plus
  • Great passion and interest in the food industry sector 
  • Curiosity, openness and intercultural competence 
  • Committed, logical and process-oriented work approach 
  • A real desire for international mobility

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.