Category Demand Planner (Cosmetics)
The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005. Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.
Consumer Products Division
The Consumer Products Division’s mission is universal: to offer the best in cosmetics innovation to the greatest number of people on every continent. Its brands are available in all mass-market channels (hypermarkets, supermarkets, pharmacy’s and retail stores). The division is the spearhead of the group’s quest to win over a further billion consumers. The Consumer Products Division includes popular brand such as L’Oréal Paris, NYX, Mixa, Garnier, Maybelline & Essie.
As part of the Category Demand Planning team and reporting directly to the Senior Demand Planner (Cosmetics), you will take full control of the planning cycle for your categories and be a key contributor to the results of a dynamic and record setting Demand Planning team!
You will work collaboratively with marketing, commercial, supply and the S&OP teams to ensure the highest quality forecast is transmitted on a weekly and monthly basis in alignment with key business stakeholders.
You will also have the opportunity to present your forecast to CPD Mancom on a monthly basis and will engage in project work as part of a culture of continuous improvement within the broader Supply Chain team.
•Manage the FuturMaster forecast and ensure its quality for both CAS and Non CAS channels.
•Successfully manage your product catalogue, focusing on execution of launch, discon and renovation.
•Play a key role in aligning re-merch plans across the marketing, merch and commercial teams, with a focus on minimizing returns and E&O.
•Present a monthly forecast update within the Business Planning Meeting, focusing on key forecast changes, performance flags, and key decisions required.
•Manage monthly and weekly communication with both the S&OP and UK based supply planning teams – providing an overview of key forecast changes.
•Ensure strong focus on the post launch forecast period, and excellence in the area of catalogue management and rationalization.
•Ensure the highest level of forecast and procurement accuracy in order to maximize service levels and minimize E&O risk.
•Participate in project work on an ad hoc basis in order to help drive excellence in the forecast process and collaboration with key stakeholders
•Entrepreneurial. Every single day, you spot opportunities to shake things up and change the world for the better. It’s up to you to make it happen!
•Only human. You’ll screw up sometimes but you have no fear of failure because we have each others back so you can learn from mistakes.
•Responsible. You’ll treat our customers, our consumers and our money
as if they’re your own. You thrive to always do the right thing, even when it’s a not the easiest way.
•Respectful. Whether you’re talking to our CEO or a pharmacy owner round
the block, you treat everyone the same.
•A good team player. Teams are the real heroes and we all thrive to share our knowledge and improvements to make the whole team grow
•Curious and creative. There’s no blueprint for the future. Look out for new ideas, speak to other functions… And design the future.
•Pioneer. You will be proactive, anticipate business needs and never hesitate to put in place improvement to help drive efficiencies for the whole team.
Stakeholder Management Skills
•Ability to engage and positively influence internal & external stakeholders
•Ability to manage complexity in a fast paced environment
Supply Chain Experience
•2 years experience in supply chain is essential
•Experience in demand planning is preferable
•Strong understanding of the building blocks and trends that influence the construction of a sales forecast
Excellent Communication Skills
•Be able to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels, and simplify complex messages.
•Working knowledge of FuturMaster or other forecasting tools is an advantage
•Strong excel skills are also an advantage