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Supply Planner

Company: Essendant Co.
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:Utilize forecasting/planning/allocation system to order product and ensure smooth flow to, distribution centers and fulfillment centersMaintain appropriate levels of inventory through accurate purchasing and reacting to changes in sales trends and troubleshoot / resolve supply chain issues. Communicate and escalate critical vendor supply chain issues to minimize impacts to service levelsPerform daily maintenance, including but not limited to order processing, confirmation, tracking orders with manufacturers and carriers, communication with distribution center on receiving discrepancies and prioritization, processing returns and claims to vendor.Meets daily with demand managers to discuss assigned SKU service level performance, key in-stock and inventory issues, focus areas for the week and extended timeframes. Work with vendor base with the use of vendor scorecards to resolve chronic issues such as Lead Time, Fill Rate, Data Quality, Etc. to ensure a world-class customer experienceMonitor age of inventory and determine potential inventory risks. Proactively lead collaborative efforts with Demand Management and Category Management with appropriate action to mitigate and relieve at-risk and aged inventory.Work with cross-functional partners to successfully execute various product shifts including seasonal buys, and large customer on-boardingDevelop and maintain positive, effective relationships with vendors to facilitate timely and accurate processing of orders and delivery of productUnderstand and action key daily reports such as inactive inventory, daily out of stocks, and forecast exceptionsUtilize exception reporting and conduct your own data pulls to identify opportunities to improve service levels, reduce inventory and speed up turnConduct ad hoc analytical assignments aimed at solving for a specific business opportunityConduct ad hoc analysis and stretch projects aimed at optimizing the flow of inventoryUnderstands and demonstrates Essendant's Core Values and Guiding Actions.Performs other duties as assigned.Basic Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree1 year of work experience in a related field, or strong internship/ co-op experienceFlexible, detail oriented, with strong planning and organizational skillsProficient in Microsoft OfficePreferred Qualifications:Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skillsStrong oral and written communication skillsExperience working with Supply Chain Planning and Inventory Management systems (i.e. E3, JDA) is a plus#IND123Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Essendant Co., Arlington Heights , Supply Planner, Other , Deerfield, Illinois

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