Operations Full - Time London
The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005. Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.
We have an exciting opportunity for a strong candidate to join us in the role of Supply Planner. Your objective will be managing short term and mid-term supply to support ambitious sales targets, whilst meeting service level and stock holding objectives. As a supply planner you will be at the centre of inventory and availability planning and will be instrumental in ensuring we meet our customer’s expectations. You will be working with a variety of different stakeholders including Marketing, Commercial, Demand Planning, Customer Supply Chain, factories and international supply chain teams.
The role will entail:
•Anticipate potential issues by comparing demand with supply in the short and medium term.
•Communicate actively with International S&OP team and factories to prevent out of stock risks from occurring and to recover from supply issues as soon as possible
•Communicate to the business any risk of out of stock and ensure all relevant parties have timely and accurate availability information
•Manage stock levels in accordance with the objectives of the country and analyse obsoletes and slow movers. Define and implement action plans.
•Work alongside key business partners to manage through the supply of large customer demands in the most effective way
•Adjust the supply parameters in order to optimize stocks and costs throughout the supply chain
•Root cause analysis of shortages with recommendation of appropriate action to ensure we learn from every issue
•Prepare and publish appropriate reports to monitor supply chain performance
•Suggest and implement improvements to our supply planning practices
•Project Service Level and Inventory level risks weekly in order to pre-empt possible issues in the short and medium term
•Work closely with our Distribution Centre team to optimise catalogue size and reduce need for external storage
•A customer-centric mindset, with experience in Supply Chain
•Ability to build strong relationships with, and influence internal stakeholders.
•Ability to reach mutually acceptable solutions to complex problems which arise; level headed, able to manage and resolve issues under pressure
•Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
•Ability to work in an ever changing & demanding environment.
•Strong prioritisation skills and communication skills (written and verbal)
•Experience in presenting internally and externally and adapting communication style
•Ability to challenge ways of working and seek out ways to continuously improve.
•Experience of using SAP APO would be advantageous