Initiative Planning Expert Hair Retail

Date: 23-Feb-2023

Location: Warsaw, MZ, Poland, 00-121

Company: Wella


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Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.

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The Initiative Planner (IP) is the single point of accountability for integration of initiatives, product changes, and other major changes into the Supply Chain, by leading the multifunctional Planning Hub team in evaluation and execution of projects end to end having Global teams and markets as main stakeholders. The role is developed under a global scope being accountable for the initiatives impact on the company Cash (Inventory), Costs, Quality, Schedule (SOS) and Service.


This role requires intermediate to Advanced Project Management skills and basic to Intermediate level of mastery in Supply Chain knowledge.




  • Lead Initiatives from a Supply Chain perspective for the Hair Retail Wella team.
  • Represent the planning Hub to the Multi-functional Initiative team.
  • Engaging/updating Supply Chain Leader/ Ops Leader/Planning Hub Director as needed on Initiative status, issues, action plans, and results.
  • Owning Daily/Weekly/Monthly Supply Planning interface for other functions and disciplines in the defined supply network(s) of the Project.
  • Leveraging the Planning Hub multi-functional teams and Key Users / Business Experts to improve initiative planning/delivery process and tools.
  • Contribute and provide leadership for inventory reduction strategies
  • Provide leadership to reduce/eliminate efforts within their organization.
  • Drive improvement and operational excellence within the standard work processes.




  • Leadership and influencing skills and, experience participating on and in leading cross-functional teams. 
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills (clear, concise and timely).
  • Fluent English
  • Able to integrate information from a variety sources, comfortable challenging a team to reach consensus, and conflict resolution.
  • Will need basic understanding of Mfg, Planning, QA, R&D and Commercial/Go to Market planning.
  • Strong competency in the areas of Initiative and Project Management, MS Project, SAP, JDA, EXCEL.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to identify and implement improvements.



To support your health and wellbeing therefore we provide:


  • Luxmed Medical Insurance- Employee basic package is covered by Wella, you’ve got the options to upgrade coverages to spouse or partner and kids
  • Life Insurance- Basic option paid by Wella- possibility to upgrade for additional coverages for employee and family
  • PPK pension plan
  • Lunch card
  • Birthday as a holiday- celebrate with your loved ones
  • Occasional products sample to enjoy our amazing products
  • Access to great discounts on our amazing products with Wella and ghd shop online
  • Bonus for birth of your child
  • Bonus if you are getting married
  • Multisport card
  • Counselling support for you and your family (financial, legal, psychological support)
  • 5 days of additional holiday per year after 5th anniversary
  • Social Fund
  • Glasses refund
  • Attractive referral bonus for recommending friends to work at Wella



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. Wella Company 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 us at:

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.

English - Please click on this link to review the Notification of Equal Opportunity Rights poster

Español - Por favor, haga un clic en el enlace para revisar el poster de la Ley de los Derechos de Igualdad de Empleo