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Finished Goods Planner


All Retail

Full Time

On Site


Sanford (NC), North Carolina, United States

Finished Goods Planner

Sanford, NC

COTY is looking for smart leaders who are tenacious, passionate, and fearlessly kind.

The Finished Goods Planner generates a constrained supply plan for the factory. They’re responsible for the procurement, logistical movement, and service of all direct and indirect materials for a business sector. They ensure the lowest total cost of ownership, optimal inventory, on-time launch of new products, and effectively manages the vendor/supplier relationships. They coordinate and collaborate with other departments internally and at global locations to establish shared priorities, implement cost savings, and improve delivery performance. This role requires the individual to respond fluidly to unexpected events in the supply chain and to accurately portray those risks to the Planning Manager.


In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Set and maintain inventory parameters in accordance with defined policies and processes to allow forecasts to be accurately translated into manufacturing production schedules in support of the company's business objectives.
  • Review MPS and convert to a weekly production schedule in SAP through CM25
  • Interface with Operations to ensure the implementation and use of the most efficient, cost-effective manufacturing strategies by product type.
  • Troubleshoot, expedite and de-expedite to meet service and inventory KPI’s while responding to real-time changes in demand within weekly planning process guidelines based on SAP recommendations while considering capacity guidelines
  • Manage service and inventory (track, monitor, perform root cause analysis, and manage disposition and disposal of E&O)
  • Manage Low Inventory report updates daily
  • Interface with supply planning team on customer orders
  • Review and recommend SKUs for discontinuation based on life cycle management
  • Review and manage capacities out to 6 months for assigned resource.
  • Conduct meetings and deliver presentations as required
  • Business liaison to Demand Planning and Factory New Product Development
  • Consider areas within process for improvements and efficiency


We’d love to see candidates who have:

We’d love to see candidates who have:

  • 4-year degree preferred
  • 5+ years of Manufacturing Planning experience or equivalent experience.
  • Proven experience leading and managing multiple process improvement projects to completion
  • Project planning and scheduling experience is a plus.
  • APICS certification preferred.


  • Planning Principles (MPS, MRP, DRP and various inventory management techniques/ concepts)
  • Business Results, KPIs, and In-Process Measures
  • Rough Cut Capacity Planning and Management
  • Product Life Cycle Management
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA)
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Process Mapping
  • Knowledge of Inventory Policy (SS, Cycle stock, ,etc)

Functional / Technical Skills:

  • Continue Process Improvements
  • ERP system experience, SAP preferred.
  • Proficient in MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to balance short and medium range plan to account for limitations of materials or manufacturing capacity
  • Ability to conduct run-out analysis and make recommendations based on subjective data.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility when faced with frequent operational changes.
  • Display leadership capabilities to motivate people outside sphere of influence
  • Demonstrate ability to take on projects and drive to completion.


This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.

Coty’s global omni-working policy provides the option to work up to 50% of your month remotely. We believe that a more flexible philosophy of remote working will give everyone the freedom to choose what works for their individual circumstances and empower them to always perform at their best.


Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.

Coty is deeply committed to Changing the Conversation around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in an effort to create a more open, inclusive, and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self.


We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [Register to View] [Register to View] We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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