Job Title:  Materials Planner - Portuguese Required

Job Number:  17152

Country: Costa Rica

Location: Heredia 

Function: Operations 

Level: Non-management 

Grade: NM 

Job Type: Permanent 

Contractual Legal Entity: BASS Americas SA (CR12) 


As an important global company with a strong track record of continuous growth, we build different brands that satisfy our customers and meet their needs in a highly complex and competitive retail environment. Therefore, our Materials Planner analyst plays a key role, providing support, controlling and implementing successful strategies for the company.

The Materials Planner is responsible for ensuring the material requirements of the factories are met with no interruption to the continuity of supply. The Material Planner works in close relationship with MRP Manager, NPI, Service, Production Planning and their respective supply base raising and expediting material orders mitigating any day-to-day issues. They are involved in cross-functional project teams, to ensure that the materials supply plan meets the factory requirements while considering Global and Regional Procurement strategies and achieving the optimal cost, working capital and maintaining inventory levels.
Main Responsibilities:


  • Place materials purchase orders/contracts in-line with supplier lead-times to meet multiple factory production plan requirements in SAP system.
  • Ensure period of material cover is sufficient, whilst maintaining target inventory levels and optimal supplier price.
  • Maintain target stock levels within the factory.
  • Execute all cost reduction activities initiated by procurement, factory, etc.
  • Arrange delivery of materials with the supplier to the factory and where necessary resolve any logistics issues.
  • Working with other teams and departments to implement the phasing in and out of new/old materials as part of a controlled process (achieving agreed deadlines with minimum cost).



·         BS in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or any equivalent qualifications.
.         Advanced Portuguese level.
·         Intermediate English level.
.         Awareness of materials planning and purchasing methods.
·         Good organizational and communication skills are essential.
·         Good knowledge in materials planning Best Practices.
·         SAP knowledge is a plus!
·         Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
·         An accommodating mindset open to cultural awareness & diversity.


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

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