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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

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Feb 4, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Region
# 157005 - Hustopece, Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


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 university degree is preferred
  • 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.
  • 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.

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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