Strategic Planner II

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Franklin Park, IL
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

Position Description

Develop and drive processes and tools to increase overall planning effectiveness from SIOP planning through master production scheduling (MPS) for finished goods.  Responsible for multi-plant supply planning processes.  Performs data analysis to support the supply management process.  Supports New Product Introduction (NPI) via the PACE process and manages inventory throughout product phase in/out transition.  Uses available IT systems (including Oracle, MS Excel and Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI)) to perform these tasks.


1.  Develop weekly master production schedules (MPS)

2.  Maintain regular and consistent communication with Order Management, Product Management, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Global Supply/Demand Management regarding supply issues.

3.  Develop and implement processes and tools to enhance the supply management process

4.  Maintain planning system parameters

5.  Monitor product phase in/out process

6.  Participate in continuous improvement initiatives

7.  Represent Demand/Supply Planning in NPI/PACE projects

8.  Complete all tasks as assigned by management



1.  Min 5 years work experience in production planning in a manufacturing environment

2.  Min 2 years using Oracle Applications or ERP equivalent


1.  BS/BA degree or relevant experience

2.  APICS certified a plus


1.  Highly proficient PC skills, especially in MS Excel, preparing complicated spreadsheets and models from scratch

2.  ERP systems.  Oracle preferred

3.  Databasereporting.  Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) preferred

4.  Strong analytical & data-mining skills

5.  Strong communication skills

6.  Effective priority and time management skills


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