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  • Northbrook, IL 60062

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Production Planner

Stepan Company • Northbrook, IL

Posted 5 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Experience - 0 to 3 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Strategy - Planning

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Job Description

Located just 30 minutes North of Chicago, Stepan is a major Chemical Manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals. Stepan was founded over 80 years ago and has 19 global manufacturing locations with a support network for over 2000 employees.
 
Stepan currently has an opening for a Production Planner in the Logistics Department, located in Northbrook, Illinois.  
 
This position will be primarily responsible for executing planning functions as follows:
  1. Creation of supply plan (zero to two weeks and further) while coordinating day to day efforts between manufacturing locations.
  2. Will utilize SAP for development and communication of manufacturing resource schedule
  3. Monitor the demand forecast information as it relates to manufacturing planning.
  4. Develop the analysis to understand the demand & supply relationship for the resources that are under the planner’s responsibility.
  5. Implement measures needed to optimize the demand & supply relationship
  6. Function as the key communication interface between Sales/Marketing, Manufacturing, Account Services, Material Management and Quality in the development and execution of manufacturing plans and performance to schedule.
  7. Work heavily with Stepan 3rd party manufacturers on operational and transactional processes and procedures.
Additionally, this position will provide:
  1. Strategic analysis of the manufacturing capacity as well as monitor actual production information to enhance capacity and resource utilization.
  2. Execute analytical and quantitative problem-solving techniques to meet business objectives as it relates to operational costs, service levels and inventory management.
  3. Act as a resource to promote Material Requirements Planning, Platform teams, and Advance Planning opportunities.
  4. Inventory management analysis necessary to control inventory balances that will meet customer demand without unnecessary carrying cost.
  5. Participate in project management teams as needed.
 

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have a minimum Bachelor's degree, as well as, 0-3 years of related work experience and requires the following:
  1. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  2. A strong customer focus.
  3. An action-oriented self-starter, capable of being productive with limited direction.
  4. Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities
  5. Some project management skills
APICS certification and an educational emphasis in supply chain and operations management is preferred.
Job ID: 02388
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