Distribution Now Houston , TX 77020

Posted 4 months ago

At DistributionNOW, we believe our associates are the best in the business. We value and reward hardworking, creative, and dedicated employees that desire to be part of a team committed to outstanding customer service.


The Planner is responsible for focusing on establishing and maintaining inventory targets for a specific area and/or product grouping, utilizing a planning based methodology to develop a superior Supply Chain.


  • Coordinate and implement inventory planning initiatives aligned with global inventory policies as required

  • Monitor inventory metric trends, sales history, and field inputs to determine stocking levels

  • Assign and maintain material replenishment planning settings within SAP, ensuring appropriate stock is available to support operations while achieving inventory turn and fill rate targets

  • Facilitate the movement of aging or excess inventory to other areas, as required, to improve stock turns

  • Automate metrics, reports and database tools using Business Intelligence (BI), Business Warehouse (BW) and Microsoft Access to improve accuracy and speed up information gathering for corporate and field management

  • Educate field operations on DNOW inventory planning policies

  • Coordinate and collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Purchasing, Logistics, and Operations to ensure strategic goals are met


The role is somewhat technical and requires:

  • Experience in inventory management or replenishment planning within SAP preferred

  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, or Industrial Distribution preferred

  • Detailed understanding of Supply Chain Integration processes (Forecasting, Demand Management, Procurement, Production, Inventory Management, etc.)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, especially Excel, Access and Outlook

  • Well organized, analytical, results-oriented, and productive in a flexible environment as this person will be responsible for making tactical and strategic decisions to better our inventory performance

  • Analytical and creative in the use of database tools for continuous improvement initiatives

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

  • Certification in Production and Inventory Management preferred

  • Knowledge of oilfield related materials preferred


The ideal candidate will demonstrate above average skill in the following competencies:

  • Organizing

  • Business Acumen

  • Action Oriented

  • Customer Focus

  • Functional/Technical Skills

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Problem Solving

  • Self-Development

  • Time Management

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