Planner, New Product Commercialization

Date:  Jul 9, 2024
Location:  East Windsor
Company:  Shiseido

Job Summary:

Responsible for managing a specific portfolio of projects across multiple Contract Manufacturers to execute launches to deliver OTIF.  The New Product Commercialization team is responsible for collaborating with Contract Manufacturers and all Operations cross-functional teams to ensure that all execution activities of new products are completed on time and in full per the launch timeline.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the creation and timely execution of an achievable, efficient production schedule for a group of Contract Manufacturers (domestic and International) for new product launch.
  • Assess, validate, and track Contract Manufacturer timelines and aid in keeping the team on schedule throughout the project execution life cycle.
  • Partner with Material Supply Planning team to ensure timely PO placement, completion and delivery of all primary, secondary, and tertiary components needed to support launch timelines.
  • Create and maintain Finished Goods Purchase Orders in SAP.
  • Partner with FG Planning team to ensure successful end-to-end FG planning while transitioning of projects from launch to replenishment.
  • Keep suppliers and contract manufactures accountable for timelines and communicate delays to cross-functional partners in a timely manner. 
  • Plan FG items in IBP system.  Partner with S&OP to validate customer orders to ensure they meet MOQ, lead times, and realistic delivery dates.
  • Partner with Procurement team to ensure that FG and component lead times are challenged to increase speed to market.
  • Partner with Quality team and the ADC to quickly resolve quality issues that put launches in jeopardy.
  • Partner with Transportation team and Contract Manufacturers to resolve system issues that prevent systematic PO completion.
  • Keep track of all liabilities related to projects. Follow up to obtain credits from Contract Manufacturers as needed.

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • Contract Manufacturers
  • Operations Cross Functional Teams including:  New Product Development, S&OP, Packaging, Procurement, Quality, Material Supply Planning, FG Planning, Finance

Financial Accountability

  • Responsible for tracking all liabilities related to project portfolio.  Ensure proper charge backs are received timely from Contract Manufacturers

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or related job experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a project management or supply chain role
  • Competent user of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • SAP and IBP experience a plus.

Trust 8 Competencies

Our Trust 8 Competencies are designed to help employees at Shiseido Americas succeed as the company continues to evolve and innovate.

  1. Think Big: Adapt a big-picture perspective. Deliver new values through creativity.
  2. Take Risks: Embrace Risk, Practice “Trial and Error and Trial”.
  3. Hands On: Consider Front-line realities when making decisions. Take the lead from end to end.
  4. Collaborate: Leverage the diverse capabilities of colleagues.
  5. Be Open: Create an environment that encourages everyone to speak up.
  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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID: 13877

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