L'Oreal UK

Launch Planner – Luxury Division

L'Oreal UK
Hammersmith, London
Competitive Salary
22 Sep 2017
22 Oct 2017
Specialist Area
Demand Planner, Supply Chain
Contract Type
Full Time

Launch Planner – Luxury Division


The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.  Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.

This is a thrilling role within the supply chain team of the Luxe division working with a variety of stakeholders including marketing, merchandising, sales and demand planning. The Launch Planner ensures perfect up stream launch planning and execution to achieve consistently world class product launches. The candidate will proactively seek process improvement and best practice at all times, reducing the critical path and gaining efficiency in business processes.

What are key highlights of this role?

  • Operating in a fast paced and consumer driven environment, the role of Launch Planner will involve:
  • Establishing the key milestones leading to a successful launch execution
  • Developing and maintaining productive working relationships with cross-functional team members and key stakeholders to ensure that all requirements are executed on time and successfully
  • Organising and chairing the monthly GATE meeting to highlight risks and identify resolutions to progress the project through predetermined gates, planning all activities with the business
  • Understanding internal and external constraints and how these impact the plan
  • Ensuring tangible and sustainable actions emerge from instances of failure to comply to GATE
  • Owning the process and guarantor of its quality. Therefore making sure the process is known and understood using appropriate documentation
  • Directly in charge of the supply chain related activities to ensure shipments to customers
  • In charge of PLV stock management at DC to eliminate waste
  • Responsible for Christmas coffret launch execution for relevant brands

Preferred qualifications/experience:

The successful Candidate must have:

  • Supply Chain Management experience  
  • Ability to influence others
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a good communicator
  • Understanding of end-to-end Supply Chain
  • Self-starting individual and proven ability to work autonomously
  • Able to look beyond existing constraints
  • Resilient
  • Good organisation skills
  • Good attention to detail

L’Oreal Competancies:

  • Innovator
  • Stretegist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Integrator
  • People Developer

What could L’Oréal offer me?

  • World class training and development
  • Excellent benefits including pension, profit share and product discounts and a competitive salary
  • Work with some of the biggest brands in the business, and the most passionate people in beauty.
  • The opportunity to lead change you want to see within the biggest beauty company in the world.

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