Función del empleo: Supply Chain

Tipo de puesto: Indefinido

Tipo de empleo: Jornada Completa

Localización: Clark, NJ

País: USA

Job Title: Senior Planner - Launch

Division: Open Manufacturing

Location: The Hub (Clark, NJ)

Reports To:  Senior 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 beauty in 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 Learn 

This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and overseeing all supply chain activity for new product launches in an open manufacturing environment. In this capacity, you will have the unique opportunity to interface with our virtual manufacturing constituencies on reducing barriers to manufacturing innovation, speed, and affordability. This leadership role offers substantive career development experience and the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, challenging work environment. 

  • Serve as the single point of contact for your catalog as it relates to the launch process both with internal stakeholders as well as directly with the contract manufacturers 
  • Evaluate project timelines and provide feedback to the Division(s) in terms of feasibility 
  • Challenge projects kicked-off outside of our Open Manufacturing operating model and scope 
  • Manage launch projects throughout timeline from initial brief through launch quantity delivery; drive adherence to the 100% on-time, in-full (OTIF) launch KPI 
  • Provide solutions to bottlenecks impeding launch implementation and optimal supply management, alert of risk to divisional partners. 
  • Partner with Master Scheduling team to ensure accuracy of the systematic validation of our plan (ensuring the plan submitted to our internal stakeholders aligns with agreements made with contract manufacturer) 
  • Track the execution of the monthly production plans in collaboration with subcontractors and callout risk in case of nonrealization of the plan 
  • Analyze forward looking production plans to ensure we have the technical right to achieve these units as well as analyze past executional constraints to ensure the correct solutions are implemented to avoid in the future.  
  • Manage code creation and master data for new programs and existing portfolio, utilizing systems and shared tools.  
  • Track component orders, component receipts, and excess and obsolete inventory triggered by forecast changes 
  • Analyze the production plan agreements with the system extracts to ensure that quantities support the systematic needs and challenge back internal teams if we see misalignments to avoid shortages or excess/obsolete inventory. 
  • Ensure successful launch to basic hand-off with correct master data setup and clarity surrounding history and critical next steps for basic planner to take over management of the SKU 
  • Contribute/lead internal launch process projects 
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary for continuous flow of operations 



What We Are Looking For:

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Supply Chain discipline required 
  • 2+ years management experience in a high-performance manufacturing facility - cosmetics industry preferred 
  • APICS certification preferred 
  • 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 alarm 


Technical / Professional 

  • Must demonstrate excellent business and personal ethics 
  • 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 and organizational 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 and complexity, provide program management, and achieve results 
  • Ability to track production to plan 


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)
  • Learning & Development Opportunities for Career Progression (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 


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!

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