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Shiseido Americas Corporation

Senior Manager, Short Term Planning

Shiseido Americas Corporation

Location: East Windsor, New Jersey Brand: Shiseido Date: 07/12/2024

Job Summary:

Lead the team responsible for scheduling filling/packaging operations to ensure the creation & timely execution of an efficient production schedule.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the finished good short-term planning via SAP Planning Module       
  • Analyze the required production plan and partner with key stakeholders to confirm material availability
  • Work with New Product Commercialization (NPC) to define the supply plan for launches
  • Check and execute scheduling with consideration to inventory policy and strategy    
  • Schedule filling per designated work centers to achieve optimal equipment output      
  • Validate schedule with production team, make necessary adjustments, challenge execution where required and obtain commitment to schedule                                            
  • Review execution progress, expedite, adjust and reprioritize and necessary             
  • Report execution status to S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) team

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • Production team for execution of production schedule
  • Material Supply Planning to ensure timely component deliveries
  • Bulk Planning to ensure accurate timing/alignment of bulk availability
  • Partnership with S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) for sku prioritization
  • New Product Commercialization (NPC) to coordinate new launches 
  • QA/QC to follow up on release bulk, components and finished goods  

Qualifications & Competencies: (List required or desired education; competencies; experiences; soft & hard skills)

  • 4-year academic degree in relevant field or related job experience
  • Minimum of 8-9 years of experience in a supply planning role, ideally in a manufacturing or supplier environment in the consumer goods industry.
  • Proficient user of computerized IT systems – Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other associated scheduling, forecasting software packages
    • Strong Microsoft Excel skills preferred
  • 6+ years of experience working within an ERP/MRP environment at an advanced level
  • SAP experience is preferred.
  • End to End Supply Chain Functions and Linkage
  • In depth understanding of capacity management and production control concepts
  • Production life cycle management
  • Thorough knowledge of TQM methodology, their application and their use towards continuous improvements.
  • Strong analytical & organizational skills


Our key competencies serve as the working principles that every Shiseido employee must follow. These eight working principles – known as the “TRUST 8” – are based on the idea that mutual trust is the key to succeeding in Our Mission.

  1. THINK BIG – Adapt a big-picture perspective. Deliver new values through creativity.
  2. TAKE RISKS – Embrace risk. Practice “Trial & Error & Trial”.
  3. HANDS ON – Consider front-line realities when making decisions. Take the lead from end-to-end.
  4. COLLABORATE – Break free from the silo mentality. Leverage the diverse capabilities of colleagues.
  5. BE OPEN – Be transparent. Create an environment that encourages everyone to speak up – even if it is bad news.
  6. ACT WITH INTEGRITY – Be sincere and humble at all times.
  7. BE ACCOUNTABLE – Commit to the goal. Take accountability for the execution.
  8. APPLAUD SUCCESS – Create a culture that celebrates success.
Job ID: 13972 Category: Factory

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