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Freelance Production Planner (Beauty)

Job title: Freelance Production Planner (Beauty)
Contract type: Freelance
Location: New York
Discipline: Beauty
Remote: No
Salary: $50/hour - $55/ hour
Reference: 462415
Contact name: Kate Sweeney

Job description

Freelance Production Planner (Beauty Brand)
8 month contract - 30 hours/ week
Hybrid/ Remote On Site 3 days/ week (NYC Office)
Pay: $50-55/hr (DOE) 

Client Overview:

Our client is a prestige cosmetics and fragrance company with an impressive portfolio of famous brands. With imagination and passion guiding their designs, our client continuously delivers on quality products that dominate and lead in the beauty and fragrance industry.

Production Planner Responsibilities:

· As Production Planner, you will assess material availability and capacity management to plan short to long-term product requirements to ensure that customer service and inventory targets are met accordingly. Besides handling product requirements, you may also be managing assets across multiple locations.

· Procure production materials and coordinate work order of finished products.

· Coordinate production with subcontractors and confirm material availability to create weekly process orders for ongoing subcontracted production to support service objectives, including creation of stock transfers from other warehouse facilities.

· Assess material shortages blocking order conversion and follow up with suppliers to expedite deliveries.

· Ensure smoother supply chain through capacity planning and economic order quantity evaluation.

· Check proper date maintenance, quantity, and sequencing by evaluating days of supply and prioritizing production runs.

· Confirm only needed products are being planned and run, and communicate supply issues to Sales & Marketing.

· Assist in coordinating engineering changes, product line extensions or new product launches to ensure timely transitions in material and production flow.

Production Planner Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree.

· 3-5 years experience in planning or production; beauty experience is required. Gifting/ Kits are a plus.

· Fundamental understanding of supply chain (plan, source, make, deliver), organization integration, enterprise wide system and process, and importance of Master Data in overall success and operation of supply chain.

· Advanced computer skills and excellent proficiency in Great Plains ERP, MS Office, Outlook.

· Strong decision making and interpersonal communication skills as well as ability to work independently.

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