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External Operations Supply Planning Manager

Position Title: External Operations (EXO) Supply Planning Manager - Warsaw, Poland

Location: Warsaw (Poland)



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



We are looking for an experienced  Supply Chain Manager to join the External Operations Planning team in the Warsaw Planning Hub. This is a great opportunity to lead a team of brilliant people and influence one of the core supply chain areas - third party manufacturing. You will have the opportunity to work in the cosmetic industry and learn about the amazing market of hair care and colorants for retail and professional divisions.


Our team is composed of fresh and brilliant professionals who really understands the value of teamwork. We have a fast-paced and international work-environment, with strong focus on delivering Business results and building rapport with stakeholders whilst developing each individual in the team into the direction of their career growth interests!



The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for the External Operations Planning organization, leading the team and being responsible for optimizing third-party manufacturing planning, in order to support shipping and deployment of all designated value stream products against inventory and service targets. Accountable for providing markets with the stock they require by matching their forecast and customer orders whilst achieving inventory objectives throughout the supply chain.


  • Role model the culture and company values.
  • Own organization health and ensure strategic communication within the department.
  • Relentlessly drive operational excellence within the standard work processes.
  • Benchmark and pro-actively provide industry-leading improvement opportunities to drive efficiency and performance in the supply chain.
  • Ensure action plans and strategies are in line to deliver targets.
  • Accountable for the production planning and shipping of all value stream products to the relevant Distribution Centres
  • Joint responsibility with Initiative Planning (IP) Team to ensure production plans support launch plans and items at risk are identified and communicated
  • Coach and mentor a team of direct reports, ensuring the team members motivation and professional growth.
  • Manage the execution of the Supply Planning & Finished Goods deployment process, in order to ensure the business agenda is supported
  • Review and analyze daily reports associated with value stream and generate action plans for improvement.


You thrive at building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions. You are committed, conscientious and always lead with integrity. You recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. You believe in the value of teamwork. You bring a high level of knowledge and know-how plus creativity and enthusiasm to your work and to everything you do.



  • Bachelor's degree or higher (logistic, economy, or production)
  • 1 year or more of experience as supply chain leader
  • Practical knowledge of specific supply chain areas (planning/ customer service/ artwork management)
  • In-depth knowledge of supply planning, inventory management, and manufacturing operations.
  • Knowledge of systems SAP and/or JDA
  • Ability to manage a broad and complex portfolio of goods, focusing on prioritizing against a challenging backdrop of change.
  • Robust Leadership and people management skills, with the ability to demonstrate management skills: setting clear objectives, feedback, communication, recognition, development of others, and flexibility
  • Analytical thinking
  • Discipline and attention to details
  • Strategical thinking
  • Great in managing stakeholders and build rapport
  • Negotiation skills
  • High Impact communication skills



  • Full-time employment and intense onboarding program
  • Extensive on-the-job and formal training throughout career
  • Multicultural work environment
  • Continuous learning and development through promotions and assignment changes
  • Attractive benefits package including sports card, private medical care, private health insurance, lunch card, discounts on Wella products, an extra day of holiday for birthday and more!



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


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. #wellacareers