May 03, 2022

Supply Planner

$70,000 - $75,000 yearly
  • SCM Talent Group
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full time Distribution / Warehousing Supply Chain

Job Description

Key Accountabilities:

Purchase Order & Inventory Management

·         Utilize company tools to analyze, recommend, and execute inventory optimization opportunities based on historical trends and customer forecasts.

·         Process purchase orders; act as a liaison between the employees and suppliers.

·         Confirm, follow up, and expedite orders to ensure on-time delivery.

·         Resolve discrepancies and/or issues as they occur during the purchase order cycle.

·         Resolve invoice discrepancies in a timely manner.

·         Manage and schedule transportation needs.

·         Support management of inter-unit stock requests and transfer entries.

·         Maintain replenishment triggers to help branch optimize purchasing activities. 

Supplier Management

·         Resolve discrepancies and/or issues as they occur during the purchase order cycle.

·         Facilitate the escalation process to meet customer needs.

·         Effectively manage supplier performance by assisting with quality concerns.

Cost Reduction & Margin Enhancement

·         Use independent judgment to identify, recommend, and execute opportunities to optimize inventories and drive cost savings without negatively impacting customer service metrics.

·         Partner with Logistics Coordinators to determine most cost-effective inventory movement options.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

·         3+ years in a supply chain or related role.

·     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

·         Familiarity with inbound transportation, logistics, and inventory, preferred.

·        Demonstrates a strong work ethic, problem solving capability, and ability to learn business, products, customers, and suppliers.

·        Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a passion for negotiation.

·        Highly organized and detail oriented

·     Strong time management skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize, and follow up.

·        Operates with a sense of urgency.

·        Is flexible and open to change and new ways of working.

·        High energy, positive attitude, and contributes to a positive team culture. 

·        Self-motivated; consistently strives to attain goals and seeks self-improvement.

·     Technologically savvy.

Working Environment

·         Sales and Distribution Center Office

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