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Initiative Planning Expert


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



The Initiative Planning Expert (IP) is the single point of accountability for integration of initiatives, product changes, and other major changes into the Supply Chain, by leading the multifunctional Planning Hub team in evaluation and execution of projects end to end having Global teams and markets as main stakeholders. The role is developed under a global scope being accountable for the initiatives impact on the company Cash (Inventory), Costs, Quality, Schedule (SOS) and Service.

This role requires intermediate to Advanced Project Management skills and basic to Intermediate level of mastery in Supply Chain knowledge.



  • Lead Initiatives from a Supply Chain perspective for the Wella Professional Hair team.

  • Represent the planning Hub to the Multi-functional Initiative team.

  • Engaging/updating Supply Chain Leader/ Ops Leader/Planning Hub Director as needed on Initiative status, issues, action plans, and results.

  • Owning Daily/Weekly/Monthly Supply Planning interface for other functions and disciplines in the defined supply network(s) of the Project.

  • Leveraging the Planning Hub multi-functional teams and Key Users / Business Experts to improve initiative planning/delivery process and tools.

  • Contribute and provide leadership for inventory reduction strategies

  • Provide leadership to reduce/eliminate efforts within their organization.

  • Drive improvement and operational excellence within the standard work processes.



  • Experience in Planning, Supply Chain, Operations or directly related area (preferably FMCG environment).

  • Leadership and influencing skills and, experience participating on and in leading cross-functional teams.

  • Strong verbal/written communication skills (clear, concise and timely).

  • Able to integrate information from a variety sources, comfortable challenging a team to reach consensus, and conflict resolution.

  • Will need basic understanding of Manufacturing Planning, Production Planning, Material Planning QA, R&D and Commercial/Go to Market planning.

  • Strong competency in the areas of Initiative and Project Management, MS Project, SAP, JDA, EXCEL.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to identify and implement improvements.


  • 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 opportunities 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:


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