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Manager - Launch

Сфера деятельности: Supply Chain

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Somerset, NJ

Страна: USA

Job Title Manager, Launch

Division L’Oréal Dermatological Beauty

Location: Somerset, NJ

Reports To: Director, Launch & Insourcing

 

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. 


As part of the L’Oréal Dermatological Beauty division at L’Oreal, our mission is to help everyone in their quest for healthy and beautiful skin. Our division is the world leader in dermo-cosmetics by adding health to beauty. Our brands portfolio includes CeraVe, La Roche-Possay, Vichy, SkinCeuticals, L’Oreal Paris, Maybelline, Garnier offering a range of skincare and liquid make-up products to respond to all expectations linked to beauty and health of the skin.

 

What You Will Learn:

Manage the manufacturing activities related to new products or renovation projects and be the voice of the factory to the cross-functional stakeholders at L’Oreal. 

  • Ensure the efficient relationship and communication with the factory’s departments (Logistics/Industrial Quality/Production Floor, etc) and its external partners (Development, R&I, Global Supply Chain, Packaging) related to timelines of all launches and renovations. 
  • Discuss, validate and call out risks to project timelines with the development, packaging, R&I and sourcing teams, taking into consideration change part ordering time lines, line trials, materials lead time, quality testing and quality release timelines. Be able to influence timelines that support the business while also keeping in the mind the factory’s capabilities. 
  • Follow up to ensure all key milestones in the plant related to timelines are met and hold cross-functional teams accountable to their deliverables in a timeline. 
  • Work with the Master Scheduler to define the prioritization and planning of launches within the 12 month rolling production plan. 
  • Communicate and influence with all stakeholders as well as the manufacturing supply chain team at the factory. 
  • Work with suppliers and procurement team to ensure materials are ordered based on launch timeline and then that they are delivered in accordance with expected lead times and expected quality.  
  • Develop all batch size calculations and logistics requirements (specifications) for launch including optimal minimum order quantity and materials lead-time requirements. 
  • Communicate production availability dates to Global Supply Chain teams. Responsible for launch availability sheets as required by Division. 
  • Issue alerts to internal and external stakeholders if timelines are at risk that are transparent, clear, build trust and solution oriented. 
  • Responsible for the Bill of material creation process in SAP according to the information received from Packaging, Sourcing and Product Development. 
  • Clearly track and communication with master schedulers for items that have reached the necessary requirements to move from launch management to cruising management. 
  • Lead/facilitate Feasibility analysis of new projects, make recommendation for acceptance at the manufacturing facility based on packaging technology, processing technology, launch format, launch quantity and processing abilities. Be able to influence cross-functional teams and gain alignment on these topics.   
  • Build trust through transparency and proactive, clear communication. 
  • Anticipate issues and understand the urgency and impact to the production plan and service to the brand to properly escalate for resolution. Create an action plan that is feasible, reduces risk and maintain the timeline to that action plan.    
  • Fully support an interdependent safety culture and work proactively to accomplish the safety mission in the plant of zero accidents.
  • Create and provide an environment in which employees can work safely and thrive.

 

 

What We Are Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Engineering or Supply Chain discipline preferred 
  • 3+ years of experience in a high-performance manufacturing facility - cosmetics industry preferred.
  • Must have strong written/verbal and communication and analytical skills.
  • Must demonstrate excellent business and personal ethics.
  • Must have strong leadership skills with relevant experience in project management, manufacturing practices and dealing with internal/external customers.
  • 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. 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS, CIPM, or NAPM, CPM certification is beneficial.
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • Advanced Excel strongly recommended (Pivot tables, VLOOKUPs).

 

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 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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