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Global Supply Chain Manager in our Sales & Operations Planning department

Do you dream of a global work horizon where you can be part of setting the agenda?

At Chr. Hansen, we work to improve food and health, and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living, sustainable agriculture – and we need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

A career with Chr. Hansen 

Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while unfolding your career in a truly global setting. Our founder, Christian D. A. Hansen, was an entrepreneur and that mentality is still very present and valued today as we look for new talent to strengthen our team.

We believe that engagement matters. Every one of our 32 global offices offer an agile organization proud to promote an inspiring work environment and a collaborative culture with the passion to make a difference.

Global Supply Chain Manager in our Sales & Operations Planning department

The Sales & Operations Planning department in Chr. Hansen is looking for a candidate to manage the global supply chains within our Enzymes, Test & Equipment and Meat Cultures product areas. 

Sales & Operations Planning is part of Global Operations and our main task is to control global supply and demand planning and ensure alignment of plans across Sales, Marketing, Production, Logistics, and Finance. We are a team of dedicated colleagues working within supply chain management and development; all to optimize delivery performance, inventory levels and costs to drive scalability in operations.

Your tasks

Your main responsibility is to manage the S&OP process globally within our three supply chains; Enzymes, Test & Equipment and Meat Cultures product areas, working with our factories in Denmark, Germany, Brazil and USA. You will also:

  • Monitor and optimize delivery performance, inventory turnover, capacity utilization, operations costs, and forecast accuracy metrics.  Escalate any potential supply gaps to S&OP executive team and take corrective actions where needed
  • Coordinate budget process related to production volumes and inventory levels in close cooperation with Finance and production sites
  • Formulate and maintain planning strategies, policies and procedures that are aligned with the overall business strategy and product area supply chain strategy
  • Identify and drives supply chain optimization projects to improve performance measures
  • Secure accurate and effective information flows related to all the above

Your personal profile

The ideal candidate have a relevant educational background within supply chain management (e.g. engineer, cand.merc. or similar) combined with 4+ years supply chain experience. Experience within an S&OP environment preferred. Further:

  • You have strong analytical skills and systematic problem-solving abilities
  • You are an effective communicator across all levels of the organization including executive level
  • Experience within SAP ECC and SAP APO is preferred
  • Fluency in English language is required. The company language is English, and you will communicate with different nationalities

Overall we expect an open and honest person who invites and engages in challenges

We offer

We offer a position within the Sales & Operations Planning department with an international work environment and opportunities to take on complex challenges. Some travel can be expected, max 15 day per year. 

For more information and application

If you have any questions for the position, please feel free to contact Kasper Kehlet Nørskov, Global Supply Chain Manager FC&E at + 45 53 39 01 67.

Deadline for applications is June 9th, 2019. Interviews will be held throughout the application period and we therefore urge you to apply as soon as possible. 

Read more about a career at Chr. Hansen here: www.chr-hansen.com/en/career


Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2015/16 financial year was EUR 949 million. The company has more than 2,800 dedicated employees in 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. For further information, please visit www.chr-hansen.com
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