Plant Initiatives Lead

Operations & Manufacturing Kostinbrod Full-time Bulgaria

Job Description

Prepare the short-term production plan and material requirements plan in order to fulfil all finished goods demand and assure optimal stock of finished goods and pack materials, utilizing effectively the plant`s manufacturing capacity and resources. Drive for Replenishment and Planning targets achievement. Responsible for delivering product and packaging change within the Kostinbrod coffee manufacturing facility for the factory’s local and international customer base.

  • Prepare the short-term production plan in SAP APO according to FG demand from the MSU clients. Keep close contact and communication with the central planning team and local demand planners
  • Schedule the weekly production orders according to line capacity and pack materials availability. Communicate the plan with the production team leaders
  • Prepare and send purchase orders for packaging materials to external suppliers and track the open quantities and in-transit stocks, avoiding materials shortage. Communication with central procurement department and external suppliers
  • Weekly SAP reporting
  • Work with R&D, Marketing and Sales Units (MSU’s), Supply Chain to ensure that product/pack changes for the Factory’s Customers are delivered to agreed time, cost and quality targets


  • Good knowledge of production process organization
  • Analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in production/planning/logistics
  • Fluent English knowledge
  • Knowledge of manufacturing systems (SAP, SAP APO)
  • Knowledge of ISO standards - 9001, 14001

Additional Information

The opportunity to join a highly successful global, yet local, coffee company at an exciting time of steep business growth 

  • A strong focus on developing our team members through a series of on the job challenges, coaching and training, with the support of state-of-the-art tools and technologies 
  • A highly competitive Compensation & Benefits package

Join us!

At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love. Today our coffee & tea portfolio is available in over 140 countries around the world through iconic household names including: Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, Super, Kenco, Pilao & Gevalia. In Bulgaria, the company is represented by two of these iconic brands - the global power brand Jacobs with its Magic Aroma and the Bulgarian “fiery coffee” Nova Brasilia, a market leader in roasted and ground coffee and one of the most popular brands on the market.

What’s it like to work at JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS: A coffee for every cup

Working with us means you’ll be making an impact in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We work as a team, celebrating success and supporting one another. Our associates work with a diverse group of like-minded people, in an innovative environment committed to doing the right thing – all across the world. What you do here will get noticed.