S&OP Planner (Sales & Operations)

Akron, Ohio, United States

Posted on 10/30/2020

Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Plastics


Manufacturing / Production

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Bachelor's Degree

My client is a global manufacturer of polymer technology. Modern society would not function without polymer materials, rubber and plastics. Machines, tools and accessories need sealing, damping and protecting using a material that is durable, elastic and tough. If you'd like to be a part of this amazing and growing company, please apply. The location is in the Akron, OH region.


You will need to have 2-3 years of Supply Chain Planning; or 3-4 years experience in an operational role with responsibilities in planning, budgeting or forecasting. Must have a Bachelor's degree in Business Management or Supply Chain Management. 

Planning, preparing, and executing Purchase and Distribution Orders or inventory purchased/transferred from multiple internal & external suppliers. Manage inventory in line with Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO) and Latest Estimate Forecasts (LEF)

  • Manage inventory levels at the item level across the distribution centers within the United States, Canada and Mexico, with assistance from S&OP Analyst
  • Maintain effective communication with internal and external suppliers in multiple countries/regions to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Utilize Planning models in ERP system and MS Excel
  • Manage Planning Parameters in ERP system, including safety stock levels, forecasts and supply lead time
  • Manage Pricing Parameters in ERP system, update price agreements, and work with finance in the costing process and analysis of PPV issues. Assist the S&OP Senior Planner and finance department to set the annual standard costs.
  • Execute and Communicate Purchase Orders with vendors
  • Communicate and resolve with warehouses, finance department and suppliers of any inventory or invoice discrepancies.
  • Create warehouse container delivery reports and maintain updates of inventory shipment status within the ERP System.
  • In conjunction with transportation department, obtain expedited freight quotes according to the air freight policy approval process. Follow and distribute shipping instructions to meet freight model targets
  • Monitor and improve supplier performance metrics including quality, lead time, price and on-time delivery
  • Analysis of business trends, changes in customer-level demand, and market/product segment targets that drive replenishment planning for the North American Distribution Network
  • Work with S&OP Director, the Central Planning team, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service Business Units on forecasting market trends, customer requirements, and phase-in/phase-out projects.
  • Participate in the S&OP meeting with internal teams on business trends and change in demand process.
  • Co-lead the S&OP Stock-Evo process with Central Planning Team. Create Item Gap Analysis models to illustrate over