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IT Supply Planning Project Manager



IT, Operations
Aulnay-sous-Bois, France
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Unleash Your Potential at L'Oréal's Beauty Tech!

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted itself solely to one business: Beauty. Present in 150 countries across five continents and with €42 billion consolidated sales, L'Oréal is the global industry leader. With 37 global beauty brands across four divisions, L’Oréal offers beauty for each covering all beauty categories and catering to all beauty desires. With the acquisition of the Australian brand Aēsop in 2023, the Group continues to expand its portfolio through targeted acquisitions as part of its drive to create the future of beauty.

Today, L’Oréal includes more than 2,000 tech positions and is constantly growing. Beauty Tech is changing the game and leading the shift towards new consumer realities and a digital disruption. Championing Beauty Tech, we invent the beauty of the future while becoming the company of the future.

Beauty Tech is how we know our consumers intimately, augmenting their beauty journeys with unparalleled diverse and sustainable experiences. Beauty Tech equips the Group with the key assets it needs to conquer this new world, where Tech has become strategic. With this ambition, L’Oréal continues to recruit diverse, innovative, skilled and passionate minds in different tech domains such as Data, Digital, Cloud, Cyber Security, IT Architecture, DevOps, Applications and Infrastructure.


The Operations & Finance Supply Chain Data Analytics (SDA) team is dedicated to imagining and building the new supply chain tools of tomorrow for L'Oréal factories and suppliers.

The digitization of our processes, customer orientation, agility and empowerment are the spirit of our team.

If you are curious, creative and change is a motivation for you and not a constraint, then you are the one doing the job! Great future possibilities are available to you within the Group as becoming a team manager, as switching to another IT domain, or even switching to a completely different position outside of Data.

What a day in the life of the SDA team looks like:

Manufacturing Supply chain Team is accountable to design and deploy the IT planning solutions (long term production planning, detailed scheduling, procurement, and supplier collaboration) for the L’Oréal 35 factories all around the world. The team are very connected with the MSC community and the business owner to provide the most efficient solution.

As part of the Manufacturing Supply Chain team, you will be responsible for:


  • Collect needs, challenge, develop, optimize and maintain operational information systems to support the Group's global growth.
  • Challenge the needs expressed by the sites according to the opportunities offered by the system or by proposing innovative solutions; challenge integrators on the solutions proposed by them.
  • Implement business practices in the system by translating management processes and rules into functional specification and configuration. Write the relevant documentation in its field by applying the quality assurance plan.
  • Propose organizational solutions and / or specific developments to resolve discrepancies, while seeking to minimize specific developments.


  • Build skills on the solutions in place to be able to deploy them to different entities / brands of the Group (from configuration to implementation)
  • Establish solution specifications and design them, adapt applications, prepare functional tests and be accountable for validating developments before deployment.
  • Promote the smooth running of the deployment by organizing training and demonstrations, and by developing documentation and practical examples for users.
  • Receive and validate the changes requested by the sites, ensuring consistency as well as their integration with respect to other areas.


  • Ensure the support level 4 for Final users (Support Levels 1, 2 and 3 are managed by an external supplier). “Eat what you cook” concept: You will be in charge of the hypercare of the solutions you provided.
  • Build and update documentation and participate in the facilitation of training.
  • Contribute to the development and sustainability of information systems (contact with internal customers, development and implementation of new functionalities, participation in cross-functional projects, etc.)


  • Identify, analyze and escalate risks, and develop action plans to overcome them.
  • Drive the progress of the processes for which he/she is responsible. Be an actor in his/her own planning and report any identified risk of drift.
  • Manage current relationships with Business Owners by keeping them regularly informed of the planning and progress of developments and improvements.
  • Respect the project methodology by regularly updating the following documents: planning & costs, risk matrix, project monitoring sheet.
  • Coordinate and respect the timeline of the project.
  • Manage complex IT projects (Example: Interface of planning solution with S/4 solution) with multiple contacts.

Your 3 main challenges will be:

  • Challenge the Business to translate and design a simple technical solution for the end-user supply chain community.
  • Bring real added value to Data strategies for the Group Supply Chain
  • Have a real ability to adapt and a sense of innovation, to propose new ideas to present the supply chain data of tomorrow to end users, allowing them to facilitate daily tasks and optimal management of their activity.


First and foremost, we love people that are curious, collaborative, eager to have an impact, proactive and who value innovation, autonomy, and team spirit.

Secondly, in this specific position, it will be important for you to have:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience and an advanced degree in engineering or technical/scientific field of study
  • Good knowledge in Manufacturing Supply Planning domain: Optimizer & Subcontracting planning
  • Good knowledge in Procurement process: multi tear visibility, VMI, wall to wall, suppliers’ evaluation

Technical Skills

  • ERP SAP: ECC (PP/MM), S/4 HANA APO SNP/PPDS is a plus
  • An experience in any other APS (Advanced Planning scheduling) than APO is a plus
  • Good knowledge and practice API and EDI interfaces
  • Supplier collaboration SAAS solution portal as E2open (plus), ARIBA, OpenText

Soft Skills

  • Project management
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong humility and set a collaborative approach to problem solving,
  • Be able to demonstrate strong resilience and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment,
  • At least a first experience of a solution implementation or deployment project (end customer or consulting firm)
  • Very good level of English and French


Joining L'Oréal means joining a company that:

  1. Invests in Tech and positions its Tech teams at the heart of its digital transformation strategy.
  2. Allows its employees to have a real impact, to test their ideas, to innovate and to build our future.
  3. Offers a Hybrid Work Policy: 3 Days in Office, 2 Days Work from Home
  4. Provides many benefits: VIP staff shop offering our products at a preferential rate, a company restaurant & gym, 60% reimbursement of transportation subscription, a work council offering lots of employee discounts (social & cultural activities, holiday vouchers etc.) and much more!
  5. Provides a powerful and innovative HR policy: dynamic mobility policy, significant investment in employee training, regular re-evaluation of remuneration, numerous innovative HR measures: Time Savings Account, paternity leave, Citizen Day, etc.
  6. Delivers an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We would love to find out more about you as a candidate and we do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices. The beauty we find in our differences gives us the freedom to go beyond. That’s the beauty of L’Oréal.


  1. Interview with HR
  2. Interview with the hiring manager
  3. Interview with the business leader

We will be delighted to exchange with you!

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