Raw Material Planner – MEIA Graduate Program Jobs in Jeddah at Jotun Group

Title: Raw Material Planner – MEIA Graduate Program

Company: Jotun Group

Location: Jeddah


We are looking for young talents like you to join our full-time permanent positions in our MEIA Graduate Program. Your journey in this program will consist of challenging & exciting tasks at work and your development will be accelerated through formulation of a personal development plan, local or internal assignments and focused training programs over the course of a year.

As a Raw Material Planner, you will manage and execute operational purchasing tasks as delegated by the Purchasing Manager in line with Group Purchasing (GP) policies, principles, guidelines and procedures for Raw Material (RM), Purchased Finished Goods (PFG) and Direct Packaging Material (DPM) in close cooperation with local stakeholders and GP, enabling the company to achieve the desired delivery service to the customers.

This position will be based in Jeddah, KSA, and will report to the Purchase Manager.


Participate in the planning process in close cooperation with internal stakeholders
Place and expedite purchase orders for designated RM, PFG or DPM categories, based on agreements made by GP category managers or other authorised personnel, in accordance with GP guidelines and procedures
Communicate with GP category managers regarding RM, PFG and DPM requirements, supplier performance, shortages, non-conformances etc for designated categories in line with given guidelines and procedures
Assist Purchasing Manager in evaluating optimal logistics solution, considering packaging type and size, lot size, use of distributors, transport, local customs regulations, local laws and regulations etc., for all RMs and communicate the findings to relevant GP Category Managers
Support GP Category Managers in identifying potential local suppliers and maintaining existing relationships for designated categories (including supplier audits and participation in supplier meetings on request from GP Category Managers)
Assist Purchasing Manager in updating local parameters in Matrix in accordance with operational purchasing principles (under development)
Assist Purchasing Manager in ensuring that supplier invoice control is carried out in line with company guidelines, relevant customs regulations and procedures are followed and facilitated and that all supplier invoices are paid within due date, for designated suppliers/categories
Follow up and report to Purchasing Manager on agreed KPIs



You hold a bachelor’s degree in any relevant field
You have 1-3 years of work experience within purchasing, or any other relevant field
You are proficient in English

Competencies we look for

Co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information; supports others in the pursuit of team goals.
Acts on own initiative, makes things happen and accepts responsibility for the results.
Adheres to company rules and procedures; executes plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results.
Uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, defines clear priorities and allocates resources effectively.
Quickly understands and analyses complex issues and problems; comes up with sound and rational judgments.
Communicates in a clear, precise and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; presents effectively.

What we offer

Extensive opportunities for professional and personal development
A friendly and supportive working environment.
An international Corporate Culture founded on our four core values; Care, Respect, Loyalty, and Boldness.
A work environment that embraces Diversity and is committed to creating an equal opportunity and inclusive environment for everyone.



Jotun Saudia Co. Ltd.

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Full time

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Jotun’s story in the MEIA region (Middle East, India and Africa) began in 1962, and has grown to include 18 legal entities committed to achieving success and growth of the Jotun Group. Throughout our history, we have focused on providing our employees with meaningful and challenging work, rewarding them through continued learning and development, underpinned by our values of Care, Loyalty, Respect and Boldness.

Jotun Saudia Co. Ltd., established in 1984, is one of the key markets within the MEIA region. With 2 production facilities, 5 warehouses and more than 450 employees, we aim to further strengthen Jotun’s position in Saudi Arabia through ambitious market growth plans that focus on innovation, efficiency and profitability.

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Jotun’s company culture welcomes and values differences in people. Our more than 10,200 employees on all continents represent 90 nationalities, four generations and diversity of professions, gender, abilities, ethnicities, beliefs, cultures etc. We are committed to represent the societies we operate in, promoting equality, equity and zero-tolerance for discrimination.

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