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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:  Planning Team Leader

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 30, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 158018 - Richmond, Indiana, 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!


Planning Team Leader

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


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop weekly/daily/monthly production schedules from the Master Schedule working through a team. Develop capacity strategy for the site.
  • 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 understand the production schedule to meet customer demands where appropriate; logistics and capacity constraints and Operations/Making parameters. Ensure that the plan will deliver Customer Service while balancing Plant Performance.
  • Ensures data integrity of SAP/APO to include demand, inventory levels, BOMs, and material masters. Ensure that the plant is adhering to the Planning FP&R Standard.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with key vendors and share information relevant to changes in the business to continue the development of the partnership.
  • Support plant initiatives through involvement of activities/functions outside of Materials Planning.
  • Oversee inventory of finished goods, and ordering raw and packaging materials to support production requirements, service needs and working capital objectives. Manage finished good inventory not released by Quality and coordinate operational activities required for release.
  • Oversee raw and packaging materials coverage in order to maintain inventory levels.
  • Work cross-functionally with Sales, Marketing, R&D and Supply Chain in order to plan for changes and new development in the workplace.
  • 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.



  • A minimum of a B.A./B.S. degree; Business, Engineering, Logistics, Planning or related field required 
  • Experience with Google Suites (e.g: Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides)
  • Working knowledge of logistics and manufacturing systems required
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate and express ideas with other team members
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, technical, and analytical competencies


Preferred qualifications:

  • 2+ years planning and/or logistics experience in a manufacturing environment
  • SAP / APO-R3 experience


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $72,400.00 - $114,000.00 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
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.


Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana

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