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Supply Chain Planner

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Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Deer Park, Texas, US, 77536

Company: Lubrizol Corporation



The North American Supply Chain Planner position is accountable for managing all aspects of production planning activities in the Americas region.  The Planner also manages restocking and order fulfillment of warehouse locations.


The Supply Chain Planner position is vital to the continued success of the Americas Supply Chain organization.  The Planner works to answer orders and coordinate supply.  To accomplish this, the Planner liaises between a variety of internal/external entities, including: Production, Corporate Operations, Process and Technology, Global and Americas Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, vendors/suppliers, Domestic/Export Customer Service Representatives and Supplier Owned Inventory Coordinators.  The Planner works to ensure that Lubrizol meets their customer’s expectations and delivers materials in a timely manner.  The Planner is the primary day-to-day planning contact for their respective areas of responsibility.


Planners develop great insight into Lubrizol’s product lines, customers, supply chains, and systems and continual gain experiences that increases their overall value within the Supply Chain organization.



Essential Job Functions  


  • Plan/schedule production as required to meet internal and external demand.
    • The primary scheduling tools are planning screens in SAP
    • Coordinate schedule changes as needed and communicate them effectively
    • Expedite orders as priorities dictate
    • Troubleshoot planning issues as necessary
    • Complete timely month-end inventory reconciliations
  • Order raw materials as required for the planned production batches
  • Manage inventories of assigned raw materials and intermediates to mandated days-of-coverage targets
    • Track misrouted raw materials / intermediates as needed and troubleshoot issues as they arise
  • Enter replenishment and transfer orders for key raw materials / intermediates as needed
  • Review requests for stock transfers from other LZ plants and planners
  • Answer orders as required by customers and liaise with CSR’s to meet customer needs
  • Liaise between the Supply Chain Planning Group and Production/Warehousing, Corporate entities, vendors, Export and Domestic CSRs, Supplier Owned Inventory Coordinators, Custom Manufacturing Managers, and Raw Material Sourcing Managers
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues by sending emails alerting them of the status of items and / or changes
  • Answer requests from internal customers in a timely manner
  • Attend required production and shutdown meetings as needed
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Supply Chain Planning Manager and other personnel within LZA Americas Supply Chain organization
  • Assist with ‘set up’ and standardization of new systems/new facilities as necessary
  • Provide back-up support of other Planners when necessary
  • Other duties as assigned




Skills, Qualifications and Experience


  • Minimum three (3) years of logistics, planning or customer service experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and follow through with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively/efficiently manage multiple complex tasks
  • Ability to investigate, summarize, offer creative solutions, take initiative and work independent of supervision
  • Working knowledge of SAP, Microsoft Office software
  • Reliable attendance record


Considered a Plus


  • Experience specific to production scheduling
  • Working understanding of Kinaxis Rapid Response
  • Working understanding of SAP Advanced Production Planning Detailed Scheduling
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain related fields

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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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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