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United States, Stamford, CT, Beauty Care

Senior Supply Planner - Beauty Retail


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


Job Summary: Plan, schedule and manage finished goods inventory to meet customer demand requirements. Responsible for production plans, inventory results, and customer service for designated product group and/or production locations. This position steers inventory according to the essential Supply Chain Planning parameters like production frequency, lead times, capacity and related planning horizons. Sr Supply planner will interface with Demand Planners, Purchasing, Contract Manufactures, Customer Service and Suppliers on a day to day basis. Plans and arranges own work to accomplish objectives; manages complex problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop weekly finished goods plans in APO / SAP per net demand requirements to support finished good production.
• Mange Contract Manufacturers execution to Purchase Order requested delivery date / quantity.
• Analyze mid to long term capacity constraints and provide recommendations to proactively resolve constraints. Quantify business unit decisions as it relates to inventory goals and budgets.
• Proactively communicate with customer service when availability issues arise that will impact order fulfillment.
• Maintain and ensure data accuracy of SAP. Determine optimized order quantities, safety stock parameters and production frequencies
• Prepare and present obsolete material reports, inventory aging reports, and disposal requests on a monthly basis to appropriate site manager, brand manager/business unit, and financial analyst.
• Collaborate with purchasing departments to ensure appropriate lead times, and minimum order quantities are in effect
• Steer overall inventory to meet inventory and customer service goals.
• Develop efficient communication processes with contract manufacturing sites through meetings, reporting schedules, SAP supplier portal functionality, etc.
• Works with Marketing and Material Planning to manage packaging and unique component run-out, minimizing inventory write-offs.
• Lead Monthly Supply Chain initiatives (i.e. Slow moving / obsolete process, weekly capacity meeting) for business unit
• Help identify and lead opportunities for continuous process improvements. Help mentor and support supply planners in resolving issues as needed


Minimum Qualifications:
• Detailed understanding of master production scheduling / planning and inventory management processes and systems (SAP / APO)
• Working knowledge of transportation, distribution, and customer service systems/processes
• Must have demonstrated ability to create concepts, practices, and tools to resolve problems or improve processes. Must have demonstrated example leading a successful process improvement
• General knowledge of industry practices, standards, and techniques. May need to regularly apply the full array of all relevant principles and concepts in execution of duties
• Understanding knowledge on the end to end supply chain (transportation, warehousing, distribution, purchasing, production or manufacturing operations, forecasting, supply planning, customer service)
• Education — B.S. or B.A. degree. Experience — 5 - 8 years of experience in supply chain planning, inventory management, transportation / distribution and/or customer service systems and processes

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

JOB ID: 190005IB
Contract & Job type: Full Time , Regular
Contact details: talent.acqusition@henkel.com


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