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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:  Senior End to End Planner

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Dec 7, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 155363 - Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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!


Senior End to End Planner

This role performs an end to end planning for all new product introductions (NPI), end of life (EOL) and product transitions. The role will require solid understanding of the end to end planning process. A mix of technical and interpersonal skills will be needed to optimally lead both the planning results as well as the communication to extended teams.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

- Act as E2E planner / planning project manager for all US and Canada NPI, EOL, and sku transitions

  • Lead demand, supply, replenishment planning for new, transition and “to be discontinued” products 
  • Connect with all planning teams to ensure synchronization of activities
  • Identify potential over or under supply situations and work with extended team to resolve with minimal impact to customers or P&L

- Development of repeatable and automated planning processes for NPI/EOL and transition

  • Lead development of customization and automation in Kinaxis Rapid-Response to automate and minimize “touches” in NPI/EOL planning process
  • Track and communicate results of individual launches as well as process improvements to a broad audience including Sr. Leadership.


Personal accountability:

  • Displays skills to unlocking potential of new planning solutions to automate tedious planning tasks
  • Apply creative thinking and problem solving skills to support business processes
  • Display a growth mindset & “can do” demeanor
  • Take personal accountability for the delivery of key initiatives and projects


Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree in engineering, finance, statistics, computer science, business or related field

- At least 5 years in supply chain planning roles with a detailed knowledge of:

  • Inventory planning with multi echelon inventory optimization
  • Demand Planning and demand sensing
  • Materials Planning
  • Replenishment Planning
  • Production Master Scheduling
  • Customer order processing

- Significant experience successfully planning new products and managing discontinuations

- Experience in:

  • Excel or Google Sheets
  • Visualization tools (Power BI, Domo, Sigma, and/or Tableau)
  • Supply chain planning software (Kinaxis Rapid-Response (highly preferred), SAP IBP, SAP APO, etc) 
  • SAP R/3, ECC or S4


Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS certification
  • Experience in SQL and Python, Cloud environments (Snowflake, Google Cloud Platform) 

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $88,800.00 - $131,250.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

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
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.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


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