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Initiative Planning Senior Planner


Position Title: Senior Innitiative Planner

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Reports to:  IP Manager


Senior Initiative Planner



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


The 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


Experience and skills

The Initiative Planner (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.


The role:

  • 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.


What you'll bring:

  • 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 Mfg, 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.


What we offer:

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