Japan, Shinagawa, Henkel Consumer Brands

Material Planner

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • We’re looking for a Material Planner who can help us optimize our inventory and production process. The ideal candidate will have experience in a manufacturing or production environment and be familiar with MRP/ERP systems. (SAP is most preferable)
  • Monitor the production, use, and disposal of waste materials
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels in accordance with our goals and objectives
  • Make sure that material requirements and shortages are fulfilled to meet production and shipment requirements
  • Maintain safety stock and adequate levels of inventory available at contact manufacturer
  • Maintain accurate records of all internal and external interactions in the appropriate database/system


  • Must leverage good communication, analytical and PC skills with the ability to problem solve quickly and effectively
  • SAP or other MRP/ERP systems experience is strongly preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in supply chain planning
  • Understands manufacturing processes and be mechanically inclined
  • Fluent in Japanese and full professional capabilities in English
  • Should be independent, self-starter and require minimal supervision
  • Considerable knowledge of manufacturing and production, forecasting, and inventory management procedures
  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable functional discipline from an accredited university
  • 3+ years of experience in a planning/purchasing environment, with progressively increasing responsibilities

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 24061141
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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