Sr. Supply Planner - Plastic Pipe & Conduit
Harvey, IL 
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Job Description

Atkore is forging a future where all Atkore brands, suppliers, employees, customers, partners and communities are building better together - a future focused on serving the customer and powering and protecting the world.

Atkore is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electrical, mechanical, and safety infrastructure solutions to power and protect the world. With approximately 3,900 employees and 65 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore manufactures electrical conduit, cable management systems, armored cable, metal framing, and security products and solutions is a recent recipient of a Great Place to Work certification. Atkore's commitment to quality, delivery and value helps customers realize their vision. Atkore forges relationships and shapes the future with breakthrough results, enhanced technology, and innovative product offerings.

We are currently searching for a Sr. Supply Planner for our Plastic Pipe & Conduit Strategic Business Unit. Reporting to the Sr. Manager Supply Planning, this person will be responsible for driving industry leading customer service levels and inventory optimization. This role is charting the customer to the supply chain through the creation and sustainment of lean based supply chain techniques and programs. Additionally, this role works cross functional with Sales and Operations to ensure that the supply planning processes are executed to meet customer needs while cost/service tradeoffs options are considered to drive continual business improvement and control.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in supply chain or other relevant fields and a minimum of 4-7 years of similar work experience in a demand or inventory planning experience. Experience in lean manufacturing or business system-based company is a plus.

Additional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Optimize inventory stocking levels and location to most effectively service customer demand and reduce freight costs.
  • Lead the Supply/Demand balancing portion of the SIOP process.
  • Balance MRP requirements with plant capacity to best service responsible businesses.
  • Manage consignments to agent warehouses and Regional Distribution Centers.
  • Manage buy/sell inventory to agent warehouses and Regional Distribution Centers.
  • Communicate with customer service regarding availability for each location.
  • Improve availability of stocking products and meeting promise dates on all made to order items (MTO).
  • Identify and manage excess & obsolete product.
  • Review and track all customer back orders by working with plants/suppliers to reduce lead times.
  • Work cross functionally to complete internal requests and customer expedites.
  • Track, report, and analyze performance results to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Review and root cause missed customer orders for implementation of preventative countermeasures.
  • Develop presentations that illustrate key points and drive to business decisions.
  • Work with key stakeholders to identify alternate solutions to combat constrained supply situations.
  • Continuously looking for lean opportunities to improve current toolset and streamlining processes.
  • Creating standard work documents for procedures and responsibilities.
  • Identify opportunities to meet customer demand during constrained supply
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree required in business, supply chain, or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum 4-7 years of demand or inventory planning experience.
  • Proven experience in creating Excel/Database files is required with SQL query building experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to identify areas for improvement for lean advancement and champion change.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and comfortably with all organizational levels. Must include written and verbal skills.
  • APICS certification or Six Sigma/Lean Principles knowledge a plus.
  • Demonstrated skills in implementing and using formal continuous process improvement techniques.
  • Ability to react appropriately to changing priorities and impending deadlines.
  • Experience using an ERP system such as SAP, Oracle, or JD Edwards.
  • Experience using an MRP system such as JDE, JDA Fulfillment, or SAP APO.
  • Position will require frequent communication with production and logistics partners and occasional visits to areas in which designated PPE will be required.
  • Position will require sitting and standing.
  • Employee may occasionally lift and/or move boxes or equipment
  • 10-15% travel may be required.
  • All associates must embrace and foster and environment that supports our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.

Our Culture Drives Value

Atkore's culture is created from the disciplined use of the Atkore Business System (ABS), which is a critical part of our mission and a foundational system based on excellence in People, Strategy, and Processes, tied together with Lean Daily Management (LDM) to manage and sustain the business we have today, and Strategy Deployment Process (SDP) to create the business we aspire to become.

Having the right talent in the right roles enables successful ABS execution, improves our customer's experience, and delivers breakthrough results. Said another way, that's how we win!

Great Leaders Drive Value

Atkore is committed to creating an engaged and aligned workplace that helps drive an accountable and performance-based culture. Our team possesses a willingness to strive for breakthrough results, stays focused on being standout leaders, and fully supports decisions of the Company after robust debate. We consistently live the Atkore mission, learn our strategic priorities and link behaviors to those priorities, all in a way that's consistent with our core values. Together, we build stronger leaders and improve customer satisfaction which positively increases the overall value of the enterprise.

Atkore Delivers Value to You

By joining Atkore, you can expect to receive a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, a generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, as well as life, accident and disability insurance. In addition, Atkore offers wellness programs and employee assistance resources to help employees achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Our dedicated employees are recognized for their commitment to our customers and making our company better than it was the day before.

Atkore International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Atkore International is a diverse company that believes its employees are the foundation for investing in its future, through the understanding that awareness and acceptance of our individual difference enhance inclusion and promote engagement and alignment. Diversity and inclusion are keys to growing our business and providing a work environment that fosters contributions by all employees.

Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Atkore International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4 to 7 years
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