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Sr. Analyst, Customization Projects

Title: Project Leader, Sr. Analyst, USA, OPI Customization

Location: Calabasas, CA, USA

ABOUT THE WELLA COMPANY

Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.

For additional information about the Wella Company please visit www.wellacompany.com.

 

THE ROLE

To supply our customers with new innovative products on time and in full, at the quality levels as defined by senior management, at the quickest speed to market within the industry.

The people in the TCD organization will lead the quality interface between all business functions ensuring the continuous improvement in all aspects of the development process for each brand whilst adhering to all the Operations Vision, Mission, Priorities, Values and Principles

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the program management and planning process for a designated brand from concept generation to execution, ensuring timing, quantity and COG targets are achieved.
  • Lead all project meetings and co - ordinate the seamless integration between all Operational,  Creative, Marketing, Sales, Planning and Production processes and functions involved in developing and launching new products, irrespective of geographic location or source of production
  • Identify underlying weak processes, systems and/or people and establish objective driven improvement action plans that create an environment of continuous improvement in all work processes.
  • Consistently challenge and reduce the development lead-times by ensuring appropriate balanced risks are built into the original time plans, whilst ensuring all COG, quality and service requirements are achieved/exceeded
  • Define and agree detailed time plans for each project with key development milestones and proactively track and manage their adherence
  • Manage the timely and effective communication of the risks and corrective actions required to ensure perfect execution and encourage an environment of full transparency via the use of the “Weather Chart”, project meeting action plans, “Critical Issue/Red flag” alerts to senior management and other similar tools.
  • Ensure the accountability /ownership and the workflows of all NPD process steps are agreed and understood
  • Ensure clear processes are in place and agreed for managing project and resource prioritization.
  • Ensure appropriate KPI’s and check points are in place and used effectively to measure and improve the effectiveness of the key elements of NPD process and overall departmental performance
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Bill of Material (BOM) process for all new products ensuring accuracy and minimum rework.
  • Liaise with factory planning organizations to ensure sufficient production & manufacturing capacity is available, connecting with marketing & demand planning to identify any potential risks vs plan.
  • Manage the NPDR approval, BOMs setup, FGs & components material master data setup, forecast verify and align with NDPR and DP team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years’ experience of operating in a supply chain role.
  • Planning, logistic, procurement or supply chain professional qualifications preferred.
  • Experience in project management and/or product development processes
  • Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), Microsoft Project, Visio and SAP

ATTITUDES

  • Result focused.
  • Can work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Have a “customer oriented” philosophy.
  • Demonstrate anticipation, reactivity, and methodology.
  • Demonstrate leadership and helpfulness

 

Desirable:

  • Entrepreneurial & Proactive decision-making skills
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Strategic thinking balanced with speed to action
  • Track record of delivery results
  • Analytical skills
  • Teamwork and Interpersonal skills

 

 

EEO OPPORTUNITIES

We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Wella Company with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at: https://www.wellacompany.com/consumer-affairs

We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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