In the role of IFF Fragrance Ingredients Operations Analyst, you will be responsible for supporting the Fragrance Ingredient supply chain management team, including the Director of Strategic Initiatives and VP of Global Operations (Fragrance & Fragrance Ingredients). The role will develop business analytics and metrics to support operational decision-making. The person will act as a support point for data-driven decision making by key operational functions – site and regional operations management, planning, logistics and strategic initiatives. The role will be part of the IFF global operations hub located in the Netherlands. IFF is very internationalorientated company with more than half the employees in Hilversum coming from outside the Netherlands.
Fragrance Ingredients manufactures synthetic Ingredients both for internal Fragrance usage as for external sales to direct customers. Our manufacturing locations are located around the world making the Ingredients supply chain highly interconnected. The Ingredients global team is located in the Netherlands and includes Sales & Marketing, Finance, Operations, Procurement and Senior Management. This team consists of approximately 12 employees.
This roles challenge lies firstly in the complex data structure of Ingredients manufacturing, making clear and concise reporting important for making good business decisions. Secondly, most of your direct colleagues are located outside of Europe making good communication skills very important. This role is a very good opportunity to start to learn the structure and organization of IFF while also having the opportunity to be involved in key strategic initiatives that will determine the success of the business unit in the future. The experience gained in this role will be very valuable in possible future positions within IFF.
Provide (and develop as needed) standard reports / analysis and presentations / business information for Fragrance Ingredient supply chain activities
Responsible for delivering analytical support and concise data presentation in order to support the decision making process for strategic initiatives
Manage and strengthen business information processes costs, expenses, production / inventory / planning and demand functions
Coordinate and develop approaches to consolidate business information with other functional / business groups – Sales, Purchasing, R&D
Coordinate and support roll-out of business process improvements and best practices across Fragrance Ingredients sites
Assists in Managing the budgeting process for the global manufacturing network of Fragrance
Attend various meetings with the business development and finance teams to support with the preparation of monthly reports, business forecasts and budgets
Proactive engagement to understand, and translate insightful information to key stakeholders.
Serve as a key support member to the Fragrance Ingredients Operations and Management team
Required Skills and Competencies
The ability to work independently and as a team of a geographically diversified and fast paced environment
Ability to work under pressure in order to deliver on very tight deadlines
Good multi-tasking skills and being able to work and adhere to strict deadlines
Ability to quickly grasp and learn new concepts, techniques, and information
Ability to identify key business drivers through detailed analysis of information in order to provide commentary that is meaningful to the business unit
Excellent communication in English (written and verbal), interpersonal and organizational skills to manage in the matrix organizational structure
Ability to drive improvement and efficiency initiatives
Strong intermediate to expert knowledge of Microsoft excel / data warehouse and PowerPoint presentation skills
Strong intermediate to expert knowledge in developing and managing pivot tables in excel from complex data and translate those summaries into meaningful information
Ability to grasp and work in a complex business structure
Knowledge of SAP R3 an added advantage
(Chemical) plant / manufacturing experience an added advantage
Required Education and Experience
Recognized degree in Business management, Supply Chain, Chemical Engineering, Finance or related field
0-2 years’ experience in business analysis
Proven skills to compile analyze data; formulate recommendations and present data in a concise and meaningful manner
About this company
As a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products, millions of consumers around the world enjoy our products on a daily basis. Since the 19th century, IFF and its predecessor companies have worked closely with the world’s leading brands in developing the scents and tastes for products that have become household names. Consumers experience these flavors and fragrances in beverages, sweets, dairy, and savory products, as well as fine fragrances, beauty care products, detergents, and household goods. By focusing on our core competencies of consumer insight, research & development, and creative expertise, we continue to be an integral part in helping our customers drive consumer preference and grow the equity of their brands.
IFF’s predecessor companies date back to 1833. In 1958, a merger between the worldwide operations of Polak & Schwarz and van Ameringen-Haebler allowed the company, renamed International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., to become a major supplier in the flavor and fragrance business and to grow internationally almost overnight.
For more information, please visit: http://www.iff.com.
Job LocationHilversum, , NetherlandsPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular