Art der Beschäftigung: Vollzeit

Ort: North Little Rock, AR

Land/Region: United States

Job Title: Planner, Contract Manufacturing

Division: L’Oreal Operations

Location: North Little Rock, AR

Reports To: Sr. Manager, Logistics


Who We Are:

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted its energy, innovation, and scientific excellence solely to one business: Beauty. Our goal is to offer each and every person around the world the best of beautyin terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity.


At L'Oréal Operations, we create innovative, inclusive, and sustainable beauty together with our business partners by designing, developing, sourcing, manufacturing, and distributing over 6 billion products globally every year. We support over 36 brands across four L’Oréal divisions. We are consumer-oriented, and we act responsibly all along the value chain.


What You Will Do:

Plan/execute the monthly contract manufacturing (CM) production plan, optimize/manage CM inventory, and support the business by maintaining a high service level for subcontracted products.

  • Overall ownership in managing production for NLR’s cosmetics products that are produced at our contract manufacturers.
  • Interface with CM vendors to coordinate and track production, receipts and inventory movements
  • Create work orders and purchase orders to communicate short term requirements to CMs, monitor inventory, and coordinate flow of packaging materials from vendor through subcontractor and into distribution
  • Ensure inventory accuracy, reconciling and completing adjustments correctly, on time
  • Maintaining a high service level for the CM products we produce, along with achieving our monthly achievement/adherence goals
  • Communicate supply issues, deviations from the plan and potential resolutions to appropriate parties.
  • Work on medium term strategy with contract manufacturers to ensure awareness of any capacity issues
  • Develop strong relationships with contract manufacturers
    • Formalize working processes/meetings
    • Track Key performance indicators
    • Monitoring of supply performance
  • Prepare and maintain production/inventory reporting.
  • Initiate and drive the lead time improvement/agility projects
  • Prepare and maintain production/inventory reporting.
  • Update product availability comments in SAP Fusion for all open stock SKU’s.

Tools and Equipment Used In Job

  • Personal computer skills, to include experience with spreadsheets, pivot tables, presentations, graphics software and database management.
  • Visual/auditory acuity required to operate equipment and see/hear warning alarms.

Environmental Factors

  • Production machinery may produce noise levels that exceed SHE’s action level.  Employees are provided with and are required to wear personal hearing protection devices in these areas.
  • Proper PPE is provided with and required to wear safety glasses, hair nets, uniform smock, steel-toed shoes (depending on specific department requirements.);
  • All employees are properly trained in use of adjunct lifting/moving equipment and proper body mechanics;

This position requires an individual to constantly perform one and/or all of the following movements/functions: 

  • Must demonstrate excellent business and personal ethics.
  • Exceptional technical competence.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.
  • Must have strong leadership skills with relevant experience in project management, manufacturing practices and dealing with internal/external customers.
  • Must have strong analytical skills.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to interface with ALL plant and corporate personnel.
  • Ability to manage change, provide program management and achieve results.
  • Ability to track production to plan.


What We Are Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or Supply Chain discipline required.
  • 3+ years experience in a high performance manufacturing facility or supply chain related field - cosmetics industry preferred.
  • APICS, CIPM, or NAPM, CPM certification preferred.
  • High Proficiency in MS Excel required (including data analysis, logic testing, pivot tables).
  • SAP experience preferred


  • Must produce World Class Results through teamwork.
  • Must selflessly develop others.
  • Must thrive within a changing organization.
  • Efficiently produce quality cosmetics in the right quality at the right time for L’Oreal USA customers.
  • Must create and provide an environment in which employees can work safely and thrive.
  • Must act as a responsible citizen in our company and community.
  • Must manage the plant’s assets to maximize our stockholders return.
  • Must demonstrate a 100% responsibility and not make excuses or cast blame.
  • Must implement and utilize the NLR L’Oreal USA communication model.
  • Resolve conflicts directly.
  • Must listen for understanding.
  • Must have a positive attitude.
  • Must be committed to team decisions.

What’s In It For You:

  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • Hybrid Work Policy (3 Days in Office, 2 Days Work from Home)
  • Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!)
  • Access to Company Perks (VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, Monthly Mobile Allowance)
  • Learning & Development Opportunities (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!)
  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads)
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs


To learn more about L’Oréal’s commitment to sustainability, please click HERE 

Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We would love to find out more about you as a candidate and do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Our Safe Together Plan: Your safety is our highest priority. We will proceed with caution and adhere to enhanced protection standards to ensure our sites are safe for all employees. We must all operate with the shared responsibility for each other’s health & safety in mind.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

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