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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Production Planner (STA possible)

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 4, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 150506 - Hustopece, Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic

Job Summary

Develop the short and long term detailed finished goods production schedule in support of all commercial activities as translated through the demand plan and pre-established inventory and coverage strategies.

Responsible for ensuring timely and cost effective planning, delivery and management of line capacity to support operational execution and customer service targets.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop daily/weekly/monthly/annual production schedules supporting business needs.
  • Use available SAP tools to identify and mitigate product shortages or over-production. Work closely with local CBS or SNP team to set priorities and adjust plans.
  • Perform regular capacity analysis weighing demand vs available line time to establish resource needs, plant transfer potential, and communication of risks to plan.
  • Support Marketing, Commercial, CMS, Finance, and CS&L teams to ensure preparedness and timely execution of new product initiatives.
  • Effective management of product transitions and discontinuations to ensure minimal scrap and obsolescence costs.
  • Support quarterly master data upkeep and SAP utilization processes to drive optimal automated planning processes.
  • Define Material Requirements Planning data such as Safety Stock, Minimum Order Quantity, lot size strategy to maximize efficiencies and minimize cost and waste while increasing the levels of service and quality.
  • Support policies and targets for forward looking global SKU stock coverage optimization, inventory glide-path projections, and global month-end finished goods inventory reporting (units and pounds).


Education/Experience Requirements

  • Relevant business or technical college degree.
  • 2-3 years of experience in planning or Supply Chain, ideally in an FMCG environment.
  • Experience with SAP and APO supply network planning.
  • Excellent computer literacy in Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Google sheets
  • Fluent English (spoken and written).


Expected Areas of Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Problem-solving, analytical skills and ability to develop and use decision-making processes

  • Communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills 

  • Initiative and judgment skills 

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and stressful situations effectively


Leadership Competencies

  • Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Planning/Priority Setting

  • Effective Execution


Functional Competencies

  • Leveraging Systems & Information

  • Project Management

  • Synchronized Demand & Supply Planning


Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)

  • Does this position supervise:  No

  • Reporting: Production Planning (Assoc) Manager, Hill’s Greater Europe

  • Internal relationships: Regional CS&L, CBS, Network Operations, Manufacturing.

  • External relationships: Contract Manufacturers, 3PL Warehouse Providers and Material Suppliers.


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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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

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