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Henkel´s Laundry & Home Care brands have been trusted by generations of families. To maintain the trusted quality it takes constant innovation, sound research, cutting-edge product development, smart marketing and sales. Above all, it takes people who share our passion and embrace change. What do you strive for?


The Director, Planning Continuous Improvement is responsible for the North America Laundry & Home Care material planning inventory across raw materials, packaging, finished goods and production planning. The Director will drive materials inventory management and support the global materials strategy for 2017/2018 to reach significant Inventory reduction goals over the next 3 years. This will include performance and target delivery to Henkel Global Supply Chain. The Director will manage the activities of 1-2 team members.

The Director partners with Manufacturing, Procurement, Materials Planning, the Shared Service Center, Customer Operations and other key business partners in Logistics/Warehousing, Master Data/Systems and Project Inventory Management teams to achieve desired reduction goals.

What we offer

  • Drive consignment opportunities for Sun Products contracts working cross functionally with Global Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Leadership and support through OneGSC! as well as critical projects for 2017 and beyond
  • Work directly with 4 manufacturing plants on inventory days coverage and MRP execution
  • Work with Master Planning Director to build 5 year raw and pack inventory strategy.
  • Drive management of raw and pack mix and exception management and issue resolution
  • Drive inventory reporting and awareness with end target for 2020 to NES inventory level
  • Build cross functional linkage with global procurement and global supply chain
  • Work with global procurement on consignment Inventory projects and mold management
  • Alignment with contract manufacturing planning team for material requirements for contract management and inventory impacts
  • Build critical materials planning alert process with plant.
  • Drive S&OP supply review for assigned P&L line management
  • Work direct with finished goods management to ensure promotional materials are available and in alignment with production requirements and run strategy
  • Work directly with shared service integration into master planning
  • Work directly with R&D on formula/material/ packaging consolidation opportunities
  • Interface with logistics on inbound opportunities for further freight savings
  • Own and manage the S&OP cycle, calendar, continuous improvement and global process alignment to support NA S&OP maturity

Who we are looking for

  • Minimum of 10 years mastery of the supply/material planning process, including demonstrated leadership experience
  • Proven results in driving inventory reduction via cross functional relationships 
  • Track record of building successful vendor relationships to support demand/supply material balance
  • Exceptional leadership and demonstrated track record of building and developing high performing teams
  • Clear ability to communicate transparently and escalate issues as needed
  • Ability to travel upwards of 30% when necessary

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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