The Estee Lauder Companies Material Planner in Bristol, Pennsylvania

Material Planner

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


Position Summary

The two primary purposes of the Material Planner are:

  • Planning Procurement - ensuring the timely and accurate flow of chemicals and components into the Estee Lauder and Third Party facilities.

  • Supply Management - managing and measuring supplier performance, using specific commodity expertise to negotiate deliveries/priorities/capacity/production to meet Estee Lauder service needs

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Analyze and action direct procurement purchase requisitions (15%)

  • Balance supply with demand by managing exceptions/alerts and Days of Supply data. (25%)

  • Negotiate deliveries and production time with suppliers; communicating bottlenecks internallyprimarily with Resource Planning and other related departments ; coordinating priorities with EL brands, R&D and recommending capacity/sourcing requirements to GSR. (20%)

  • Report on performance for critical suppliers and manage performance issues accordingly (10%)

  • Control the Quality Notification Process including SAP task assignment, returns, rework and supplier charge backs (10%)

  • De-expedite and perform root cause analysis using Delfor to manage inventory of chemicals and components (5%)

  • Analyze capacity of critical suppliers (5%)

  • Communicate accurate delivery information in SAP by enforcing supplier PO confirmations and supplier ASN (advanced shipping notification) compliance. (5%)

  • Accountable for coordination between Material Planner and branded Supply Planner (5%)

  • Action expiring materials (5%)


  • University degree

  • Minimum of 5 years related experience

  • Focus in Supply Chain or Business Administration is preferred but not essential if the candidate has at least 2-5 years of related work experience.

  • Fundamental knowledge of Supply Chain (Plan, Source, Make, Deliver), the integration of organization, system and process enterprise wide, and the importance of Master Data in the overall effectiveness and operation of the Supply Chain. Experience using multiple complex database systems (such as: SAP, Manugistics, AS400) is also critical.

  • Experience with Supply Chain modeling (Supplier Capacity Models, EOQ Models, Parameter Optimization including Lead Times, Goods Receipt Time, Safety Time, Min Lot Sizes) and proficiency in MS Office, particularly MS Excel is important.MS Excel for ad-hoc analysis

Job: Purchasing/ Procurement/ Materials Management - Supply Chain

Primary Location: Americas-US-PEA-Bristol

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Number: 1818055