Materials Planning Manager, Supply Chain

New York, NY 10001

Posted: 09/18/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 588

Materials Planning Manager – Supply Chain

Job Summary

We are seeking a Materials Planning Manager to manage the supply chain and logistics flow for all of our unfinished goods inventory to make sure that all components are always in the right place and right time.  Our ideal candidate will be analytical, with a high level of attention to detail as well as the ability to work cross-functionally. This individual will help shape the supply chain and logistics process by bringing industry best practices to our growing team!

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain forecasts to ensure that production plans for multiple co-manufacturers are optimized to the needs of the business
  • Manage inventory of raw materials, packaging, components, labeling and copy materials across multiple locations as well the owner for product data and BOM
  • Work alongside the production planning team to ensure daily production plans are in line with business needs by ensuring inventory of bulk materials and packaging are available
  • Manage manufacturer relationships to ensure that materials are delivered on a timely basis and proactively escalate any issues with production
  • Work with the production planner on execution of new product launches, reformulations, and packaging changes
  • Work with current suppliers for sourcing new component and packaging options for new and existing product lines
  • Monitor inventory levels to avoid material shortages and reduce excess/obsolete materials
  • Collaborates with the internal cross-functional teams for monthly forecast alignment across all sales channels

 
Skills
  • Degree in Business, Mathematics, or Supply Chain is preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in supply planning, plant operations, and/or inventory management required
  • Experience with MRP system
  • High level of attention to detail
    Excellent collaboration and communication skills with manufacturers and vendors
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Excel skills
  • Experience with packaging a plus

 

 

Position: Full-time

 

About Naturopathica

Naturopathica is a manufacturer of prestige, naturally focused skin care and herbal remedy products that use clean, non-toxic ingredients to provide holistic wellness solutions.  Naturopathica distributes direct to consumers via two flagship spa locations, the direct ecommerce site and Amazon, as well as retail and spa partners.

Barbara Close founded Naturopathica® with a simple mission: to educate about the benefits of holistic health and its connection to beauty. Inspired by our background in herbalism, we believe in the healing power of plants and pair natural ingredients with clean actives to deliver true and lasting results.

Two decades later, we continue to draw from our founder’ s knowledge as an herbalist, esthetician and aromatherapist to develop premium skin care, body care and herbal remedies.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Materials Planning Manager to manage the supply chain and logistics flow for all of our unfinished goods inventory to make sure that all components are always in the right place and right time.  Our ideal candidate will be analytical, with a high level of attention to detail as well as the ability to work cross-functionally. This individual will help shape the supply chain and logistics process by bringing industry best practices to our growing team!

 
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain forecasts to ensure that production plans for multiple co-manufacturers are optimized to the needs of the business
  • Manage inventory of raw materials, packaging, components, labeling and copy materials across multiple locations as well the owner for product data and BOM
  • Work alongside the production planning team to ensure daily production plans are in line with business needs by ensuring inventory of bulk materials and packaging are available
  • Manage manufacturer relationships to ensure that materials are delivered on a timely basis and proactively escalate any issues with production
  • Work with the production planner on execution of new product launches, reformulations, and packaging changes
  • Work with current suppliers for sourcing new component and packaging options for new and existing product lines
  • Monitor inventory levels to avoid material shortages and reduce excess/obsolete materials
  • Collaborates with the internal cross-functional teams for monthly forecast alignment across all sales channels

 
Skills
  • Degree in Business, Mathematics, or Supply Chain is preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in supply planning, plant operations, and/or inventory management required
  • Experience with MRP system
  • High level of attention to detail
    Excellent collaboration and communication skills with manufacturers and vendors
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Excel skills
  • Experience with packaging a plus

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