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Global S&OP Manager

Do you want to help improve food and health around the world?

At Oterra, food and health are at the heart of everything we do and every day over 400 million people eat a product with our colors in it. We believe that nature got it right the first time and as a leading manufacturer of colors from natural sources, we are here to make a difference for healthy living and sustainable agriculture. We need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?


The team for you to join

You will be located in Avedøre and joining the Sales and Operational planning team. You will unfold your skills as one of our 4 S&OP managers, who are responsible for the global S&OP process from finished materials back to raw materials which includes balancing mid/long-term demand with supply.

We work in an informal atmosphere characterized by a good and open dialogue. We believe that the best results are created in an environment of honesty and mutual trust, where there are plenty of room for brainstorming on all types of new ideas.

We have a flat structure but high standards, enjoy a good laugh and a pragmatic and operational approach to supporting the business across the world. We love to learn and genuinely find our purpose and passion in continuously improving our organization.


What would your role look like?
As a Global S&OP Manager your main responsibilities will include:

  • Owner and driver of the full monthly S&OP planning process of selected pigments within your area of responsibility which includes facilitating S&OP meetings with sales, sourcing, and production.
  • Develop and improve forecast in SAP IBP to secure good quality data to be used by the rest of the organization (0-5 years horizon) which includes statistical forecasting challenging reviewing the input from Sales.
  • Responsible for the global demand process from finished materials back to raw materials. This task is a key element for success in our company, as the demand is the foundation for our yearly raw material contracts, where high accuracy is of utmost importance to secure the right crops around the world.
  • Facilitate and create transparency of mid/long-term capacity utilization and yearly sourcing contracts to identify future constraints in collaboration with our Sourcing department and producing plants
  • Prepare and support Executive S&OP with scenarios, recommendations, business cases to secure a continuous optimization and analysis for decision making.
  • Support and identify opportunities for process improvement within, but not limited to, above mentioned areas.


If you need more information?

Read more about Oterra here: For more information about the role please contact .


About Oterra

Oterra, an EQT portfolio company, is the largest provider of naturally sourced colors worldwide. Since our first color launch in 1876, we’ve utilized the power of nature’s true colors and championed that natural is best.

We have an unrivalled expertise in colors for food, beverage, dietary supplements and pet food, and help manufacturers bring appealing products to consumers around the world. We empower our partners to meet the demand for safe, sustainable and natural food on our journey together towards natural. Every day over 400 million people eat or drink a product with our colors in it.

At Oterra we are on an exciting growth journey where no two days are alike. We are a dedicated team of professionals around the world united in our belief that nature got it right the first time and that no one knows natural colors like us.

Our headquarter is in Hoersholm, Denmark, and we have production sites in Europe, Latin America and the US and more than 600 team members in 30 countries worldwide, serving 120 markets globally. Join us on our journey together towards natural.



Application Deadline:  30.09.2022
Job ID:  1006

Avedoere (Color Denmark), DK

Job Posting Function:  Supply Chain (logistics procurement)