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Production Planner - Open Manufacturing

Сфера деятельности: Operations

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Clark, NJ

Страна: United States

Job:                    Production Planner 


Department:      Open Manufacturing 


Division:            Operations 


Location:            Clark, NJ 


FLSA:                 Exempt 




Company Summary/Description:  

For more than a century, L'Oréal has devoted its energy, innovation and scientific excellence solely to one business: Beauty. A business rich in meaning, it enables all individuals to express their personalities, gain self-confidence and open up to others. Beauty is our language, a universal language.  Joining L'Oréal means joining our mission of offering women and men worldwide the best innovation by meeting the infinite diversity of beauty needs and desires all over the world. A company founded on Science, we continually explore new territories and invent products of the future, while drawing inspiration from beauty rituals the world over. Our formula: Diversity Plus Inclusion equals Innovation and Success. Drawing on the diversity of our multinational teams and the richness and the complementarity of our brand portfolio, Beauty remains our commitment.  L’Oréal has made the universalization of beauty its project for the years to come, offering beauty for all.  At the heart of our activities lies the ambition to lead by example with high ethical standards and the determination to be seen as a good corporate citizen with goals that are not only business oriented but socially responsible.  As a leader, we must preserve the beauty of the planet and contribute to the well-being of our employees and of the communities in which we are present. We invite you to explore the opportunities to help us perform this important mission. 


Job Summary: 

Collaborate with contract manufacturers to develop the short-term schedule from the monthly production plan to optimize customer service, plan execution, inventory, and agility targets. 


Key Job Accountabilities:  

  • Manage catalog of open stock SKUs and multiple contract manufacturing partnerships  

  • Develop strong relationships with Contract Manufacturer(s)  

  • Formalize working processes  

  • 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  

  • 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 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  

  • 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  


Required Experience/Training: 

  • 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 


Leadership Behaviors and Competencies Required: 


We lead this way to empower everyone to contribute to our mission of Beauty for All 

  • Lead with: Trust, Respect, Inspiration, Collaboration Clarity and Courage 

  • Innovator: Ability to demonstrate curiosity and challenge the status quo 

  • Strategist: Ability to build a shared vision and strategic frame 

  • 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 



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We 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.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please email [email protected]. Please note this email will only respond to specific requests for assistance completing the application as a request for accommodation for a disability. All others will not be considered.