Analyst Supply Chain I Inventory Planning

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Job Summary:

Under general supervision and through the utilization of Mary Kay Inc.’s Business Systems (WMS/JDE/JDA), analyzes and schedules production activities, material, equipment, etc. for a limited number of SKUs to meet market demand for finished product which directly impacts cost, quality, and customer service.

About the Role:

•             Under general supervision reviews master production schedule, low inventory report, critical inventory report, promotional item requirements, desired production levels, equipment, and staffing, to create a master schedule or detailed plan defining the production requirements necessary to meet desired inventory levels. Schedules manufacturing operations to effectively and efficiently meet the requirements and priorities specified during the master scheduling process.

•             Under general supervision communicates directly with Mary Kay Manufacturing Operations team members for assigned production lines, manufacturing cells, or areas to schedule equipment and manpower; Engineering to schedule equipment testing, sanitation schedules, and capacity; Central Weigh to establish batch issue and pre-weigh schedules; Purchasing to define purchasing requirements; Supply Scheduling to verify raw and component availability; Inventory Control to resolve inventory discrepancies; and Quality Control Receiving Inspection for material release priorities. Meets with Operations team members for assigned production lines, manufacturing cells, or areas when they discuss delivery, performance or quality issues.

•             Revises assigned schedules as needed for assigned production lines, manufacturing cells, or areas to accommodate changes in execution. Analyzes deviations from production standards and discrepancies in batch yields for assigned production lines, manufacturing cells, or areas. Resolves discrepancies between Mary Kay production records and the schedule. Works with the Operations team members for assigned production lines, manufacturing cells, or areas to expedite production in order to meet increasing or earlier than expected production demands. Elevates any Operations, Quality or customer service issues to Mary Kay management immediately.

•             Adds promotional and new products and packages to regularly scheduled requirements for assigned production lines, manufacturing cells, or areas. Phases out discontinued products and packages to minimize obsolescence costs.

•             Works with Supervisor to establish scheduling strategies, to receive authorization on matters outside of guidelines, and to receive guidance and direction in the scheduling of overtime.

•             Coordinates work order or job initiations to meet established customer service measures for assigned production lines, manufacturing cells, or areas. Working with direct supervision, identifies opportunities to reduce costs by reviewing the run rates, changeover times, etc. and makes sure these values are reflected in Planning systems.

•             Monitors and audits BOMs for their specific SKUs to assure accuracy.

Skills & Experience:

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management or Logistics, or equivalent work experience

Experience:  1+ years of experience working in an Inventory Control, Materials, Purchasing, or Production Planning environment.

Additional Skills & Abilities

•             Proficient in the use of ERP Software, such as Mary Kay Inc.’s Business Systems (WMS/JDE/JDA) or SAP; must be able to navigate functional applications, interpret signals accurately, and make sound business decisions based on the data. Must have intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel to understand and analyze department system reports and interface the data with Purchase Order and MRP signals.

•             Must communicate in a professional, accurate, concise, and prompt manner with internal and external customers; must demonstrate effective communication to upper management as well.

•             All requirements are subject to modification, where possible and as necessary, to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.

•             Must demonstrate a beginning proficiency in Microsoft Excel to interface reports, purchase orders, and supply evaluations with system outputs.

•             Experience with JDA Enterprise Supply Planning (ESP), JDA Sequencing, and JDE Planning Systems preferred.

•             APICS certification or active effort toward certification preferred

Company Overview

Looking for a career where you can make a difference?

At Mary Kay we are committed to enriching the lives of women and their families around the world, we offer careers with unlimited opportunities to do something beautiful every day. More than 5,000 employees work in locations around the world. They provide the products, marketing and other support to millions of Independent Beauty Consultants (IBCs) who work as independent contractors, selling our products directly to consumers in nearly 40 markets on five continents.

We are a company that believes in our people and cares for them with truly exceptional benefits. We offer:

  • A comprehensive health plan which includes medical, dental, and vision with low premiums
  • 401(k) plan
  • A generous profit-sharing program
  • Free access to on-site fitness center and on-site clinic

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