Función del empleo: Supply Chain

Tipo de puesto: Permanent

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: Somerset, NJ

País: United States

General Information 

Job Title:

Short Term Planner (Mgr.)


Production & Operations


Franklin Manufacturing

Supervisor Title:

Manager, Short Term Planning


Somerset, NJ

  Job Summary : 

Responsible for the order conversion and sequencing of the production schedule for both Bulk Processing and Finished Good Packaging.  This is an operationally critical role, as the Short Term Planner sets the schedule for manufacturing, ensuring that sufficient raw materials, bulk, and components are available at the right time in the right quantity for the manufacturing hall.  This person is the key coordinator and liaison between Manufacturing Operations and the Logistics department.  They are responsible to ensure clear communication, direction, and understanding across both Departments. (In addition, the Short Term Planner Manager is the key subject matter expert for short term planning. This person is responsible for the training and skill development of the STPs. The manager will provide technical coaching and guidance to the STPs as well. This person will also create new training materials, improve existing planning processes, and create new planning processes, tools, and resources to drive performance.) 

Job Requirements: 


BS/BA Degree in Business Management or equivalent experience.



Must have 1 to 3 years’ experience in manufacturing environment in cosmetics or related field with three 3 years’ experience in production planning preferred.


Required skillset:

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Experience in SAP/APO

Strong communication skills, including an ability to direct multiple people across multiple functions

Vision and Anticipation

Understanding of Operations


Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Daily order conversions and sequencing of packaging lines and processing vessels
  1. Ensure a firm 5-day order schedule for both
  1. Coordinate with Logistics counterparts to ensure component and raw material availabilities to support the planned production schedule
  1. Communicate / escalate bottlenecks to the production plan
  1. Coordinate with Production Managers to align order conversions with scheduled manning to avoid unplanned stoppages on the lines and to maximize available labor
  1. Track and trend Achievement and Adherence to meet site objectives
  1. Analyze data to understand misses to the production plan and create actions to correct
  1. Ensure Master Data accuracy in SAP with the creation of new recipes and PVs and on-going maintenance of the system
  1. Develop strong relationships across the facility in order to promote learnings and continuous improvements to our planning process
  1. Manage inventory levels closely to ensure no bulk expirations and no line stoppages due to missing components/bulk
  1. Participate in the Launch of new products, adhering to required timelines to ensure products are available by the target date
  1. Perform other duties as necessary or required

  Required Competencies: 



  1. Acts/leads with human sensitivity
  1. Displays sensitivity to the “métier” of L’Oreal
  1. Demonstrates entrepreneurship
  1. Innovates
  1. Achieves results, with integrity
  1. Manages complexity
  1. Interacts effectively

 Please Note:  This job description does not list all duties of the job.  Employees may be asked by management to perform other duties.  The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.

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