Supply Planner

Betsy Wallbillich
    November 10, 2021
    Office, Kingsport, TN
    Job Type
    Bachelor Degree
    2-5 Years
    Salary Range
    70,000 - 85,0000
    Salary Units
    US Dollars
    Work Hours
    Little overtime is expected.


    The Supply Planner is responsible for planning and scheduling production of assigned products utilizing a variety of tools including Excel, SAP and OMP integrated planning software. The position requires analytical skills, strong influence and communication skills, and the ability to develop and execute complex plans in support of business, customer and manufacturing strategies. The position leverages chemical product knowledge and commercial insight in support of the business units, customer service, manufacturing and technology.



    • Monitor and optimize supply plans to maximize value through a focus on asset optimization, plant balancing, logistics costs, inventory control, and product transition minimization.
    • Manage all site scheduling within appropriate systems (i.e., SAP, OMP, etc.) and effectively communicate planning strategy with impacted stakeholders.
    • Lead weekly cross-functional OPEX Supply Meeting
    • Responsible for Master Data management on an ongoing basis.
    • Monitor key S&OE and S&OP metrics.• Provide demand forecasts to raw material supply planner based on the Master Production Schedules (MPS).
    • Seek opportunities to optimize raw material stocking and procurement strategies in collaboration with Supply Manager and support ABP plant balancing and reconciliations.


    • 3+ years supply chain and/or materials management experience preferred.
    • Demonstrated analytical/planning capability. APICS CPIM Certification a plus.
    • Outlook, Microsoft applications (especially advanced Excel skills), SAP; experience with planning and scheduling software.
    • Excellent communication, both written and oral, along with strong organizational and negotiation skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities including ability to drive improvements, make decisions, influence others and seek consensus.
    • Ability to work at operational/tactical level as well as contribute at strategic level/develop strategic vision.
    • Self-starter showing strong initiative and demonstrated team player.


    • Assist in development of logistics requirements forecast in collaboration with Logistics Business Lead and Supply Manager.
    • Model "what-if" scenarios and propose optimized solutions based on variable supply/demand conditions.
    • Assist with inventory adjustment analysis including storage location proposals.
    • Execute the business plan inventory targets. Refresh the safety stock, target stock and cycle stock calculations a minimum of twice a year.
    • Provide report inputs or updates. Continually seek ways to improve information visibility and availability.
    • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of key customers, markets and products in area of responsibility.
    • Improve planning effectiveness via development and/or enhancement of planning models, processes and tools.
    • Identify, communicate, and escalate variances from plan. Manage and resolve variances and exceptions.
    • Interface with Materials Handling, Manufacturing, Logistics, QA, Receiving, Purchasing, and other planning groups.
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