Supply Plan Planner
Office location for this position: 315 N. Racine Ave., Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60607 USA
What's the opportunity?
The Supply Chain Planner will be fully embedded with the customer's in and out bound material planning. This role will be dual in nature, as The Supply Chain Planner will not only understand and execute the current Material Planning processes but will simultaneously transform how the work is done and make it a competitive advantage for the customer. This role will be responsible for developing an ideal state of Supply Chain Planning, which will encompass true end-to-end planning and execution of all aspects of the Supply Chain. Additionally, the Supply Chain Planner will perform gap analysis between current and future state, and root cause/corrective action initiatives to close identified gaps, in order to achieve the ideal state.
What will you be doing?
Develop, implement and control the Supply Plan for raw materials sourced from external suppliers considering demand, capacity, and materials availability constraints.
Responsible for supply planning activity, including creating and maintaining supplier forecasts and purchase orders to meet demand.
Manage stock levels and stock provisions in conjunction with demand planning, suppliers and distribution partners to ensure adequate inventory is available to fulfill customer demand, while minimizing inventory costs.
Communicate with both the upstream and downstream functions of the Supply Chain.
Contact suppliers, operations representatives, carriers, and factory personnel to investigate issues and improve alignment.
Perform root cause corrective action.
Work with the team to identify, analyze, and correct the true root cause of any issues that arise.
Develop the skills and experience to identify potential problems before they happen.
Develop the desired future state and implementation plan for Supply Chain Planning, creating a competitive advantage for the customer.
Establish critical inventory parameters taking into account constraints and input, such as lead time and order cycle time.
Monitor, track and report inventory levels and reconcile inventory variances using all available resources to identify root causes and possible solutions.
Ensure all inventory metrics are met. Identify actions and drive process improvement.
Provide visibility to product back orders, short stock, excess and/or slow moving inventory
Other duties as assigned
What are we looking for?
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to organize effectively, multi-task, attention to detail, accuracy, analytical thinking and solution-oriented attitude a must
Leadership skills (motivation, communication, team building, setting the example)
Critical thinking, problem solving, analytics mentality
Desire to "roll up the sleeves", "get dirty", and work hard
The ability to influence and drive change
Up to 20% travel may be required (domestic and/or international)
TMC IMPACT Values
We are proud to offer a top-tier benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, prescription drug coverage, paid parental leave, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), 401K with company match, employee stock purchase plan, as well as a broad range of career development opportunities.
Global supply chains are growing increasingly complex. Businesses need the latest technology and industry expertise to advance and stay ahead of the competition. At TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson, we understand what makes supply chains faster, stronger, and more efficient. As a leader in global logistics management, we combine industry expertise with our global technology platform, Navisphere, to support the world's most complex supply chains. Our logistics experts are located in six Control Tower locations around the world: Amsterdam, Chicago, Mumbai, So Paulo, Shanghai, and Wrocaw. This Control Tower network, supported by our technology platform, connects our customers to their suppliers and supply chain partners. Our customers leverage these capabilities to manage their logistics in over 170 countries across all modes of transportation. For more information, visit www.mytmc.com.
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