Operations Plant Planner

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, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit  http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

Location: Morristown, Tennessee, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 60081

Responsibilities include:


  • Utilize demand driven processes to determine requirements that balance supply chain resources and inventory to meet the timely fulfillment of customer orders.
  • Establish daily production schedules for production lines generated from demand planning requirements and provide support to remove bottlenecks and capacity constraints.
  • Monitor the APO deployment process to insure that inventory levels remain in balance.
  • Coordinate all activities pertaining to new product launches including interfacing with the Marketing, Technology and Packaging groups.
  • Manage the replenishment process for all materials. Ensure that adequate inventory levels are maintained in order to meet production plan requirement and meet inventory goals.
  • Maintain close communication with vendors and sharing information relevant to changes in the business to continue the development of key partnerships.
  • Ensure Customer Service case fill levels of 98.5% are achieved on a consistent basis.
  • Active participation and contributions on Funding The Growth (FTG) initiatives.
  • Participate on Vendor Continuous Improvement Teams representing the Supply Chain Team.
  • Ability to conduct/facilitate weekly scheduling meetings.
  • Ensuring data integrity of SAP: Bill of Materials, R/3 and APO master data, planned and production orders, purchase orders.
  • Create Management of Change and change control documents and provide appropriated follow-up to activities of planning, execution and closing.
  • New material set up to insure continuous flow of the production process, including receiving and material transfer.
  • Manage material discontinuation to minimize slow movers and obsolete materials.
  • Identify areas of opportunity to drive continuous improvement on the planning process included but not limited to making, finishing and tube production.
  • Maintain open communication with production areas.
  • Understand and analyze short, medium and long term capacity utilization.


Required Qualifications:


  • A Bachelor's Degree in a Supply Chain field (Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Logistics, etc).
  • 3+ years experience in planning and/or manufacturing and/or logistics including manufacturing and logistics systems.
  • Prior SAP Experience. 
  • Ability to work any shift, weekends, holidays and be on call.



Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application.  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.

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Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.