Operations Planner

Beautycounter   •  

Santa Monica, CA

Industry: Business Intelligence


5 - 7 years

Posted 349 days ago

The Operations planner will play a pivotal role on the operations team. Responsibilities will be set to maintain the link between demand, production planning and procurement. Will assist in the analysis & forecasting behind component material plans and will be responsible for communicating demand plans to the procurement team. The Operations planner, will also contribute to contract manufacturer production planning/scheduling and manage key reporting metrics to deploy demand/production strategies that support operation efforts.


  • Analyze, prioritize & manage supply cycles for all assigned products and categories.
  • Interface with various functional areas, such as co manufacturers, shipping, quality, accounting, etc. in order to resolve any supply, quality or logistic problems associated with demand planning and order fulfillment.
  • Play a key role in the S&OP function within operations and the organization.
  • Coordinate the flow of information between order entry, purchasing, manufacturing, quality and 3PL.
  • Oversee component material requirement forecasts and collaborate with sourcing/forecast manager on execution strategy.
  • Create and foster an environment where operations/supply chain risk is identified and mitigated.
  • Collaborate with forecast manager to bring together product line plans and properly illustrate direction in MRP system.
  • Investigate issues and inefficiencies across operation that compromise system data accuracy.
  • Assist in the analysis of rolling demand cycles and development of finished good forecasts.
  • Document processes and information flows involved in reporting activities, analyses & decision making.
  • Participate in and contribute towards process improvement initiatives and goals.
  • Validate system data accuracy and work with IT reporting team to maximize system use & efficiency
  • Handle large volumes of data in Microsoft Excel


  • Working knowledge of MRP and supply chain planning practices.
  • Knowledge of MRP system set up and deployment is a plus.
  • Advanced personal computer skills including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Microsoft EXCEL skills REQUIRED.
  • Experience with SAP is a plus but not required.
  • Good communication skills; written, oral and inter-personal.
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and employ effective time management skills.
  • Strong emphasis on organizational skills.                

Education Minimum Requirements/Equivalent:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • APICS preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 5 years related of planning experience in operations, contract manufacturing and/or MLM environment.