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Initiative Planning Planner

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

The Initiative Planner (IP) is the single point of contact 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 lobal teams and markets as main stakeholders.

The role is developed under a global scope of 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.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead Initiatives from a Supply Chain perspective for the Hair Retail WELLA 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

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:

  • Completed studies degree or job training in engineering planning or logistics or any relevant field
  • Leadership and influencing skills and, experience participating on and in leading cross-functional teams
  • Strong verbal communication English skills in written and spoken
  • Able to integrate information from a variety sources, comfortable challenging a team to reach consensus, and conflict resolution
  • Bringing a basic understanding of manufacturing, planning, QA, R&D and commercial as well as go to market planning
  • Strong competency in the areas of Initiative and Project Management, MS Project, SAP, JDA, EXCEL
  • High level of analytical skills
  • Ability to identify and implement improvements

 

Desirable:

  • Team playing individual for a great cultural fit
  • Positive working mentality with a can-do mindset
  • Outgoing personality to ask questions during the processes and stages
  • Project leading experience with a passion for leadership and project development success

 

 

EEO OPPORTUNITIES

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: 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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