Supply Planner

Job Location: 
Gurnee, IL

Ready to accept a new challenge and enhance your career and join an industry leader? If you have what it takes, you could be the person our client is seeking to fill their Supply Planner position. Responsible for the planning, expediting, and replenishment of assigned raw material products, produced in-house or externally, to maintain target stocking levels and support on-time shipments to customers.  The position interacts with all internal departments and supplier contacts to replenish goods on a timely basis, implement product changes, resolve non-conforming materials, and act as a liaison to support related projects or resolve any other business issues. Also responsible for determining replenishment priorities, quantities, publishing the replenishment plan on a regular basis, and working with the various departments on resolving issues to support the replenishment plan.  Accountable for maintaining inventory levels to meet service and financial targets.  The position supports Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning by preparing inputs to the Supply Review.


Job Responsibilities:

Analyze demand variability and replenishment lead times to determine target stocking levels, review and recommend replenishment strategies, and set planning parameters accordingly to support target stocking levels.

Review replenishment requirements against forecast and inventory levels to develop and distribute a feasible replenishment plan   to assigned manufacturing group(s).

Collaborate with the Master Planner to ensure that the production plan aligns with capacity constraints.

Execute against the master inventory plan and monitor to ensure the appropriate inventory levels are set and maintained for assigned products.

Manage inventory levels and coordinate inventory pre-builds with Manufacturing, Finance and Distribution to compensate for periods of capacity limitation. 

Review exception reports, make adjustments as necessary, and execute order actions to support replenishment plan.

Generate and supply replenishment forecast on a regular basis to supply chain partners (internal partners and vendors).

Monitor and identify materials or capacity constraints and work with functional representatives to resolve and support the replenishment plan.

Create or support the creation of work orders for assigned products, including conversions, displays, and subassemblies as needed.

Support the development and regular reporting of department metrics to inform process effectiveness and ongoing improvement.

Assist in sourcing analyses for finished goods. Assist with special projects and perform other related duties as assigned by manager.



2-5 years of experience in materials planning role within a manufacturing and distribution environment, working with contract manufacturers and finished goods suppliers desirable.  Consumer packaged goods (CPG) experience desirable.

Beginner/intermediate proficiency in manufacturing MRP and distribution DRP systems and processes.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to effectively engage others as necessary to resolve issues.

Excellent organizational and prioritization skills with a high commitment to meeting schedules.

Effective and professional communication skills with ability to communicate with supply chain partners and suppliers.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel – minimum intermediate, PowerPoint, Word) required.



Bachelor's Degree in business discipline    

APICS Certification a plus



Recruiter Name: 
Tim Borop
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 218
Manufacturing & Engineering

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