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Senior Planner, Sub-Contracting

Titolo della posizione: Supply Chain

Tipologia di contratto: Tempo Indeterminato

Orario di lavoro: Full - Time

Sede: Clark, NJ

Paese: USA

Job Title:  Sr.Planner – Sub-Contracting


Division: Open Manufacturing

Location: Clark, NJ

Reports To: Sr. Manager – Contract Manufacturing


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.


What You Will Learn:

Work in collaboration with internal and external partners to establish a realistic short- and long-term plan considering the demand and all constraints. Understanding, challenging as needed to get to the root cause of issues. Supporting the contract manufacturer in all their supply chain business needs from inventory management, supply chain mapping, production mapping, commitments and delivering their commitments while meeting internal key production indicators, having strategic performance reviews and agility goals.


  • Manage catalog of open stock SKUs and multiple contract manufacturing partnerships  
  • Develop strong relationships with Contract Manufacturer(s)  
  • Formalize working processes  
  • Key indicators such as achievement and adherence, Service, financials, plan stability to name a few.
  • Monitoring of supply performance 
  • Participate in the production plan validation  
  • Analyze and send monthly production plan to Contract Manufacturer(s) including PO's  
  • Track and resolve bottlenecks to ensure the monthly production plan is executed on time and that achievement and adherence targets are achieved  
  • Anticipate and inform on any supply issues and build action plans to mitigate and work on medium term capacity planning strategy with Contract Manufacturer(s)  
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis for any plan misses and implement action plan to mitigate for future 
  • Develop logistics requirements (specifications) with suppliers as well as supply chain maps 
  • Initiate and drive lead-time improvement and agility projects  
  • For co-manufacturing operations, manage material inventory levels to ensure budget targets are met  
  • Analyze and report monthly inventory on excess and obsolete  
  • For some accounts, will be accountable for conducting/reconciling regular physical inventories to maintain accurate system information 
  • Communicate and influence with all levels from operators to Supply Chain Director / Plant Manager  
  • Manage the production rework process as applicable for catalog  
  • Clear communication and transparency with all risks to the production plan  
  • Maintain the master data accuracy and ensure alignment with Contract Manufacturer(s)  
  • Lead and implement process Improvement projects as required to continuously improve on way of working               
  • Manage Excess and Obsolete inventory from prevention to monthly cleanup  
  • Address open invoices and in-transit production per KPI targets  
  • Partner with Launch Managers on production plan execution  
  • Responsible for all aspects of supply chain related to catalog including service, plan execution, inventory, and agility metrics 


What We Are Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain discipline preferred 
  • 1-3 years of experience in a high performance manufacturing facility - cosmetics industry preferred 
  • APICS, CIPM, or NAPM, CPM certification preferred


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Innovator: Ability to demonstrate curiosity and challenge
  • Strategist: Ability to build a shared vision and strategic frame, being a true business owner  
  • Entrepreneur: Take initiative with courage and transparency 
  • Integrator: Listens and communicates effectively, networks 
  • People Developer: takes charge of own development and fosters learning.


Technical / Professional 

  • SAP experience preferred  
  • Advanced Excel strongly recommended (Pivot tables, VLOOKUPs)  
  • Must have strong written/verbal and communication and analytical skills
  • Must demonstrate excellent business and personal ethics 
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously  
  • Ability to interface with plant and corporate personnel at various organizational levels and external suppliers 
  • Ability to manage change, provide program management and achieve results 
  • Fully Supports an interdependent safety culture and works proactively to accomplish the safety mission in the plant of zero accidents 
  • Supports and embraces the Quality and Environmental missions of the Plant 
  • 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’Oréal 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 
  • Resolve conflicts directly 
  • Must listen for understanding and have a positive attitude


Additional Benefits Information As Follows:

  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)  
  • 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   


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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