Share this Job

Supply Planner

Apply now »

Date: Sep 5, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.

Supply Planner


Essential Role Functions:

  • The Supply Planner has a key role in the Supply Chain organization, supporting business continuity and customer satisfaction by owning and driving the Supply Plan in the mid-term horizon (14 days – 6 months). This includes the following areas:
    • Supply Plan determination and review: Determine, review and analyze the Supply Plan to define whether the demand plan can be met taking supply limitations and capacity constraints into account. Utilize concurrent planning technology to proactively identify potential issues. Adjust sourcing options or constraint data in collaboration with Strategic Planners to resolve demand and supply at risk. Deliver a supply plan which is an optimal reference for all replenishment activities in the scheduling horizon.
    • Constraint maintenance and Capacity Utilization review: Develop a detailed understanding of manufacturing constraints and capabilities of the manufacturing locations being planned in order to be able to model these constraints into the planning technology. Identify and analyze constraint problems including early detection and proactive management of over and under-utilized resources. A systematic two-way communication to discuss the Capacity (constraint) Plan between the Supply Planner, the Strategic Planner and Manufacturing Operations teams is key. Coordinate plant capabilities against customer needs. Communicate timely to Customer Service and Commercial partners. 
    • Governance and optimization planning related Master Data: Maintain and optimize all planning-related master data as drivers for an optimal supply plan. 
    • Inventory Management: Define and maintain appropriate inventory levels by reviewing system-proposed safety stock levels on a monthly basis to ensure a timely material availability and minimize the impact of demand volatilities. Monitor Days of Coverage to review the inventory position and initiates actions to achieve target.
    • Supply Review for Sales & Operations Planning Process: Support the Sales & Operations Planning Process by preparing and facilitating the Supply response to the Demand Plan, including the review in the regional meetings.
    • Communication with Demand Planners and Commercial Stakeholders: Initiate internal communications with Demand Planners and Commercial Stakeholders based on changes in the demand curves noticed.
    • Metrics: Monitor and drive continuous improvement to the following Metrics:
      • On Time Shipment Performance
      • Plan Compliance (Planned vs Actual)
      • Inventory Days of Coverage
      • Master Data Accuracy


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, other Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, Logistics Management or other relevant degree with proven data analytics skills; extensive relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in Supply Chain Management, Procurement or related field
  • Detailed knowledge on Supply Planning and Inventory Management
  • Advanced mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to identify and anticipate on potential supply issues
  • Demonstrated willingness to challenge status quo and drive for continuous improvement
  • Results oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills 


Considered a plus:

  • Knowledge of Kinaxis RapidResponse, APICS or CPIM certified
  • Financial acumen
  • Additional language skills


With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


Do You Need Assistance?

Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Supply, Logistics, Supply Chain, Supply Planner, Developer, Operations, Technology