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Contract Manufacturing Manager


Job Summary

Culver City, CA
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Contract Manufacturing Manager

About the Job


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.

This role is seeking an experienced Contract Manufacturing Manager to lead external production operations that is largely toll manufactured within North America. This role is key to managing a network pool spend of over $100 million/year. Good stewardship will help to ensure internal customers and other partners can execute with excellence, while interpreting / executing policies and procedures that affect Contract Manufacturing. This is seen as a crucial, highly visible role and a gateway to higher levels in the Company.

What we offer

• Oversee safety and quality through CM input to ensure best in class performance • Lead and manage complex Professional North America Contract Manufacturing network across multiple product categories • Steer daily operations and make key decisions on scheduling, inventory control, customer service, capital planning • Provide leadership to ensure continuous improvement throughout contract manufacturing network • Facilitate strategic initiatives while ensuring compliance and supply readiness • Maintain relationships and drive best-in-class performance metrics to ensure delivery on time, at the right cost and quality • Lead supplier continuous improvement programs and lean initiatives, including cost savings in collaboration with NPI team • Partner with Purchasing to co-create and manage the bidding process for new sourcing opportunities among our supplier network. • Analyze complex sets of cost and manufacturing variables and make recommendations • Develop and manage budgets for area of responsibility to ensure performance to business objectives • Negotiate and resolve conflicts that may arise with internal and external partners, including interfaces with global teams


Who we are looking for

Education\: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or the equivalent education and work experience, Masters Degree preferred
Experience\: 10+ years related experience - preferably in FMCG within Purchasing or Manufacturing environment
Special skills\: Proven team leadership experience in integrated supply chain
Experience in different functional areas of operations and supply chain management
Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral
Proficient in Microsoft tools and data analysis
Leadership, sound judgment, and solid technical problem solving skills
Excellent project management skills and decision making skills
Performance Analysis and Improvement
Risk & Opportunity Management
Certifications\: Six-Sigma, PMP ideal, but not required
Physical Requirements\: 25-50% travel
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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