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Executive - Supply Network Planning

Date: Aug 4, 2019

Location: Selangor, 10, MY

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 73473 - Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia

Location: Selangor, Malaysia


Reports To: Demand & Supply Planning Manager


Purpose: Manages Supply Planning activities and is responsible for synchronizing demand and supply around certain product categories or specified SKU portfolio.


Scope of Responsibility:


The Supply Network Planner acts as the primary contact bridging the distributor and Production Planners at production facilities (CP and Contract manufacturers). Responsible for translation of the demand plan into inventory requirements within the supply network while optimizing customer service and carrying costs.

Key activities include:


  • Balancing Demand and Supply – Executes daily/weekly/monthly planning cycle priorities ensuring:
    • Product availability at DC’s.
    • Right-Sized inventory levels
    • Synchronization of new product introduction and sourcing transitions.
  • Demand plan collaboration with Commercial Team and distributor
  • Sustain demand plan accuracy in system planning with the right assumption
  • Shipments -Work closely with supplying country to ensure on-time shipment documentation with full compliance. Work closely with forwarding agent to ensure on-time custom clearance and delivery to the distributor
  • Balance of Service vs Cost – optimizes customer service at the minimum cost level.
  • Supply Resolution – utilizes system alerts to identify and resolve supply shortages/overstocks.
  • Data Analytics – uses supply chain data and tools to drive information-based decisions.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives – develops and implements best practices related to finished goods replenishment, inventory management, system utilization, and review planning parameters.
  • Collaboration – identify and close gaps with Demand Planning, Production Planning, Transportation, Warehouse Operations and Customer Service to achieve efficient, cost-effective supply planning in meeting CS&L service and cost goals/KPI's and improving supplier responsiveness.
  • System/Process Development - Executes "Best Practice" supply planning processes identified by leadership to maximize customer service, minimize cost, and optimize inventory.
  • Key interfaces are Production Planning, Demand Planning, Subsidiary CS&L, Finance, CMS, Global Planning and Human Resources


Education: Bachelor Degree in Business Administration; B.S. in Engineering, Finance, Logistics or equivalent experience.


Experience: Experience of Supply Planning in Consumer Goods or Manufacturing


Technical: Strong technical knowledge and experience with SAP/APO/PPDS/IBP tools required


Key Competencies:


        Core - 

  • Communicates Effectively
  • Sets the Example
  • Gives and Seeks Feedback
  • Values Unique Contributions
  • Internal Credibility and Trust
  • Professional Expertise


        Leadership Essentials -


  • Leading and Implementing Change
  • Consumer/Customer Focus
  • Influence/Negotiation
  • Business/Global Perspective
  • Relationship Building
  • Encouraging Open Dialogue
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Analysis/Decision Making
  • Planning/Priority Setting
  • Effective Execution
  • Partnership and Collaboration
  • Project Management
  • Leveraging Systems and Analytics
  • Synchronized Demand and Supply Planning


        Functional - 


  • Managing Inventories
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Logistics Systems & Analysis
  • Business & Financial Understanding
  • Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Report Analysis
  • Interpret Master Data
  • Effective Delivery Service

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. 

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