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Planning Manager

Date: Jun 12, 2019

Location: Hodges, SC, US

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 73847 - Hodges, South Carolina, United States

The Planning Manager oversees the Global Manufacturing Production plan-of-record, budget / LE volume planning process, inventory level recommendations, and product sourcing matrix. This role leads the master production planning with the objective of maximizing customer service and achieving working capital objectives at the lowest Total Delivered Cost. Effective communication with internal customers (such as Sales and Marketing) to maintain appropriate service levels is critical to the overall supply chain effectiveness.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage and counsel on manufacturing scheduling, product sourcing activities, warehouse/delivery and order taking operations.
  • Develop monthly global production volume plan-of-record to align inventory and customer service objectives. Facilitate global budgets, volume planning, inventory flow and levels with operations and finance.
  • Collaborate with Global Supply Chain, Customer Service & Logistics, and external business partners to drive operational efficiencies, execute supply network strategies and achieve key performance indicators on a daily basis.
  • Develop & align global replenishment and sourcing strategies to balance supply and demand at the lowest total delivered cost.
  • Monitor forward-looking global SKU stock coverage optimization, inventory glide-path projections, and global month-end finished goods inventory reporting (units and pounds).
  • Review monthly / weekly volume supply and demand forecasts after confirming with demand planning. Adjust finished goods & brown bag production plans to align with sales, finance, manufacturing budget objectives.
  • Support supply network optimization studies to determine optimal capacity placement/expansion and product sourcing strategies.
  • Facilitate monthly Supply Chain review conference calls to align plant schedules with customer service key performance indicators.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Engineering, Business, Finance or related field.
  • 7 + years of work experience including a minimum of 5 years of combined experience in Manufacturing, Customer Services & Logistics or Procurement management.
  • Proficient in SAP.
  • 3+ years supervisory or project management experience.
  • Proficiencies in analytics and apply Supply Chain optimization tools/methodologies, including proficiencies in SAP and Microsoft Excel, and intermediate proficiencies in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS Certification
  • MBA
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiencies in Supply Chain optimization tools such as APO and Microsoft Access.
  • 10 years of combined experience in Manufacturing, Customer Services & Logistics or Procurement management.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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