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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 5/27/2017

L'Oreal USA Berkeley Heights, NJ

Berkeley Heights, NJ
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


North America Manufacturing Supply Chain Job Description Procurement/Raw Material Planner Position

An immediate full time opportunity for applicants anywhere in the US. Initial training program is in Clark, NJ for up to 4 months. Seeking candidates who are mobile and willing to relocate to all 4 L'Oreal USA manufacturing plants. There is a $5000 retention bonus for candidates who complete the training period in Clark, NJ and move to an opportunity within a L Oreal USA manufacturing plant.

Position Summary: Optimize levels of component inventory while managing the supply of components or raw materials to support the production plan.

Key Accountabilities:

* Define methods and supply parameters and communicate to Master Scheduling and the Production Floor

* Analyze and send monthly supply sheets to suppliers

* Anticipate and inform on any supply issues on components and raw materials to minimize impact

* Work on medium term strategy with suppliers to ensure awareness of any capacity issues

* Develop strong relationships with suppliers

* Formalize working processes

* Key indicators

* Monitoring of supply performance

* Develop logistics requirements (specifications) with suppliers

* Initiate and drive the lead time improvement/agility projects

* Manage the days of supply of components and raw materials to ensure alignment with budget

* Analyze and report monthly on excess and obsolete

Technical Requirements & Personal Competencies:

* SAP experience preferred

* Advanced Excel strongly recommended (Pivot tables, VLOOKUPs)

* Must have strong written/verbal and communication and analytical skills.

* Must demonstrate excellent business and personal ethics.

* Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.

* Ability to interface with plant and corporate personnel at various organizational levels and external suppliers.

* Ability to manage change, provide program management and achieve results.

* Fully Supports an interdependent safety culture and works proactively to accomplish the safety mission in the plant of zero accidents.

* Supports and embraces the Quality and Environmental missions of the Plant.

* Must produce World Class Results through teamwork.

* Must selflessly develop others.

* Must thrive within a changing organization.

* Efficiently produce quality cosmetics in the right quality at the right time for L Oreal USA customers.

* Must create and provide an environment in which employees can work safely and thrive.

* Must act as a responsible citizen in our company and community.

* Must manage the plant s assets to maximize our stockholders return.

* Must demonstrate a 100% responsibility and not make excuses or cast blame.

* Resolve conflicts directly.

* Must listen for understanding and have a positive attitude.


* Bachelor s degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain discipline preferred.

* [1-5] years of experience in a high performance manufacturing facility - cosmetics industry preferred.

* APICS, CIPM, or NAPM, CPM certification preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.


L'Oreal USA, Inc. manufactures cosmetics for consumer and professional markets. It offers skincare, hair care, hair color, makeup, perfumes, and fragrance products. The company also provides skinceuticals, shampoos, and sun care products.

It offers its products through pharmacies, retail locations, and Internet, as well as through a network of suppliers. L'Oreal USA, Inc. was formerly known as Cosmair, Inc and changed its name to L'Oreal USA, Inc.