Supply Planner
at TalentStream

Date Posted: 12/10/2019

Job Description

Job Title: SUPPLY PLANNER (full-time, direct hire)

Salary: $60-65k DOE + benefits

Location: ATLANTA, GA


In today’s world of technology, the recruitment and matching process has become automated, and personal relationships have become something of the past – we’re on a mission to change that! TalentStream specializes in helping organizations finding top talent in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain space. We provide talent on a Direct Hire and Contract-to-Hire basis.


Our client is an established chemical manufacturer who is currently looking for a SUPPLY PLANNER to join their team.


The SUPPLY PLANNER is responsible for working closely with manufacturing, distribution, supply planning and sales to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.

Job functions for the SUPPLY PLANNER position include, but are not be limited to:

  • Proactively utilize MRP’s and other tools to review inventory projections & supply-demand summaries to prevent potential shortages or excessive inventory and demurrage.
  • Implement and maintain inventory and material management strategies by regular review and optimization of inventory parameters and levels (e.g. reorder pt, safety stock, ABC categorization, forecast bias, etc.). Set up inventory targets and monitor actual inventory levels vs. targets.
  • Assess purchasing options, calculate total into stock costs and analyze cost reduction opportunities to optimize total spend.
  • Optimize loads via mixed product order combinations, pre-ordering as needed to reduce costs, surveying alternative suppliers for cost reductions, adjusting hub-spoke networks as needed to reduce costs, etc.
  • Conduct root-cause analysis for supply chain issues/variances and define corrective action plans to avoid reoccurrence. Review out of stock situations or shortage of supply issues and recommend mitigations. Utilize exception reports to identify and correct potential out of stock issues.
  • Maintain master data in systems associated with supply planning such as lead times, transportation modes, sourcing information, safety stocks, etc.
  • Identify and manage potential inventory obsolescence to minimize aged inventory and prevent write-offs.
  • Review and update inputs monthly to calculate safety stocks and inventory targets.
  • Track and reconcile weekly/monthly metrics versus established targets.

Job Requirements

To be considered for the SUPPLY PLANNER position, candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Finance, or other related field
  • 3-5 years experience in customer service/supply chain operations, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Expertise with various ERP systems within a production environment (JDE preferred)
  • Ability to deal with complexity and manage ambiguity
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Drive for process improvement and ability to perform root cause analysis
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong customer orientation

Job Snapshot

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