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Planner/Scheduler & Inventory Leader
Lubrizol Corporation | Norristown, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

Position Summary

 

Responsible for leading and overseeing the tactical planning/scheduling and inventory activities for all materials that support the CPI/Paratherm business as assigned. These activities are to follow the Sales and Operations plans and established agreements. This includes coordinating the sourcing and supply of products from assigned tolling and/or plant operations, and communicating updates to tollers and vendors to manufacture product and complete customer shipments. The Planner/Scheduler & Inventory Leader role also includes the oversight of inventory management through cycle counts and physical inventory globally.  

 

Management and oversight of planning/scheduling and inventory levels at manufacturing and warehouse locations as assigned. Using SAP to monitor inventories, review forecast, sales orders, and establish MRP settings for dynamic stocking definitions (SS, LT, MOQ, etc.), and alert settings to generate intercompany orders, toll production, and vendor purchases to restock.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 

  • Create an inclusive work environment with the planning/scheduling and inventory team.
  • Hold team meetings with Sales and Management
  • Provide guidance and support for the planner/scheduler & inventory team.
  • Follow established procedures per the CPI Integrated Management System (ISO-9001 and RC-14001).
  • Matrix Manage proper resource needs within the division and the company
  • Follow and support the S&OP plan for CPI/Paratherm business. Set, track, and improve assigned S&OP metrics and operational metrics.
  • Participate with the S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) process, providing input to optimize the supply plans to meet forecasted demand for assigned plants/locations
  • Execute on annual supply plans (supporting Refrigeration and Industrial business objectives).
  • Communicate sourcing decisions/needs that vary from the S&OP plan, and propose/implement alternatives. 
  • Responsibility in tracking and minimizing TOP requirements at Tolling sites where applicable. Work closely with Lubrizol, CPI and Paratherm Procurement to execute tolling contracts and CPI/Paratherm responsibilities within those contracts.
  • Monitor the inventory levels and future supply (demand), to initiate the re-stocking of warehouses. Set and deliver upon DSI and inventory objectives for the CPI/Paratherm business.  Assure logistics requirements are in place to deliver products globally.
  • Review and optimize the MRP settings for the dynamic inventory (tracking of forecast and sales) to define the SS, LT, Min, Max levels, enabling the use of SAP to plan and schedule sourcing of materials for customer shipments. Monitor inventories, forecast, and define the notification alerts to create inter-company orders, tolling production and vendor supply – purchase orders.
  • Identify and scope potential sourcing optimization opportunities. As assigned, complete sourcing optimization projects.
  • Respond to inquiries from Supply chain tactical buyers on vendors, material, or sourcing needs globally.
  • Oversight of inventory management through cycle counts and physical inventory.
  • Monitor Inventory aging/shelf life monthly, and manage the inventory to objectives.

 

 

Education / Certification

 

  • 4 -year degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, or related field preferred.  Equivalent industry experience considered.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in Supply Chain, knowledgeable in industry/markets
  • Must possess solid work ethic (self-starter and highly motivated)
  • Professional behavior with emphasis on interpersonal skills, written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize tasks and meet required deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills & detail-oriented
  • Thorough understanding of SAP planning and related work processes, including MRP
  • Required: Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Project Management skills a plus
  • Transportation and Logistics knowledge a plus

     

    This job reports to the Manager of Operations.

     

    Empowerment & Decision Making

     

    To be a successful Planner/Scheduler Leader, the employee must be able to act independently knowing when the Manager or other management, as appropriate, needs to be included in the decision making process.  Communication is a key element to this position as the individual will be placed in the Paratherm team and must keep all parties (Sales and Management) informed of supply issues and must communicate to understand large order or re-stocking requirements.

     

     

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