NPI Manager
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
CA
22d ago

Henkel Beauty Care holds leading market positions worldwide and its brand-name product business is continuously expanding.

In this fast-moving sector, success depends on constant innovation and high-quality products. Are you ready to work in a challenging, but also glamorous and dynamic environment?

If you share a passion for hair and beauty, this is the place to start your career.

Job Summary : The role of the Supply Chain New Product Initiative (NPI) Manager is to serve as the supply chain project manager for new product initiatives to ensure readiness of the supply chain to support market introduction of new products.

This includes coordinating the efforts of supply chain resources to deliver projects according to the schedule and costs defined in the project plan.

What we offer

  • Serves as primary point of contact within Supply Chain for new product initiatives (primary contact for Marketing, R&D, Quality, Purchasing, etc.)
  • Steers and communicates all new item initiatives within the North American Supply Chain Professional, NA and with global Supply Chain NPI teams
  • Drives Supply Chain resources and new item initiatives forward. Anticipates obstacles and proactively removes barriers;
  • Sets the example by tenaciously pursuing goals and setting high performance standards

  • Owns Supply Chain risk analysis of new item initiatives and provides mitigation options to project leaders and Supply Chain leadership
  • Works to validate cost of goods estimates for new item initiatives
  • Represents Supply Chain functions in the weekly brand project meetings, where all new item projects are reviewed, issues highlighted and discussed for resolution
  • Presents new item projects to the Supply Chain Leadership Team (SCLT) and provides the North American Supply Chain recommendation to be considered in global go / no-
  • go decision meetings (LMC / BMC)

  • Responsible for providing the timing of Supply Chain activities and milestones to be included in the project schedule and for ensuring milestone timing is met
  • Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization verbally and in writing; Effective in communicating to senior levels (GM, VP, SVP) of the Henkel organization without support
  • Works with Contract Manufacturing, Packaging and Planning Management to develop capital investment estimates for new item projects
  • Supports definition of optimal production scenarios for new product initiatives (in conjunction with Contract Manufacturing, Supply Planning, Logistics etc.)
  • Collaborates with global NPI teams for global initiatives
  • Drives cost savings initiatives in collaboration with Marketing, R&D, Purchasing, Quality & Contract Manufacturing
  • Who we are looking for

  • College Degree Preferred
  • Experience
  • o Typical 5+ years of work experience, with 2+ years in roles with project management responsibilities within a manufacturing or supply chain organization

    o Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, high complexity and large projects simultaneously

    o Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization

    o Cross functional communication / strong leadership capability

    o Special skills Excel and PowerPoint, English speaking

    Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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