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Plant Planner

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Date: Feb 13, 2018

Location: Hodges, SC, US

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, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

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

Location: Hodges, South Carolina, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 61706

The Plant Planner position is responsible for developing the daily production schedules in alignment with Customer Service and Operational requirements. In addition, the Plant Planner maintains vendor relations and manages the supply/availability of raw and packaging materials to support the production schedules.



  • Develop weekly/daily/monthly production schedules from the Master Schedule
  • Manage and coordinate manufacturing needs to ensure that the plant is adhering to production schedules while minimizing labor cost and meeting cycle-time inventory (CTI) goals.
  • Review demand from SAP/APO to develop a production schedule to meet customer demands where appropriate; logistics and capacity constraints and Operations/Making parameters.
  • Manage inventory of finished goods, and ordering raw and packaging materials to support production requirements, service needs, and working capital objectives.
  • Manage raw and packaging materials coverage in order to maintain inventory levels.
  • Ensures data integrity of SAP/APO to include demand, inventory levels, BOMs, and material masters.
  • Work cross-functionally with Sales, Marketing, R&D and Supply Chain in order to plan for changes and new development in the workplace.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with key vendors and sharing information relevant to changes in the business to continue the development of the partnership.
  • Ability to conduct/facilitate weekly scheduling and monthly capacity meetings
  • Timely reporting of key performance indicators (KPIs) to include schedule adherence, case fill, and inventory returns.
  • Participate on the Vendor Continuous Improvement Teams representing the Supply Chain Team.
  • Support plant initiatives through involvement of activities/functions outside of Materials Planning


Qualifications Required:

  • A minimum of a B.A./B.S. degree; business, engineering, logistics, planning or related field required.
  • Proficiency in Excel required.
  • SAP R3 system experience required.
  • Experience applying analytical skills preferred.
  • Working knowledge of logistics and manufacturing systems required


Qualifications preferred:

  • 2+ years planning and/or logistics experience in a manufacturing environment
  • APO experience




Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application.  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.

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

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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