Supply Planner

Strategic Sourcing Houston, Texas


Position at ITW Car Care

Job Profile

Supply Planner


Job Summary:

Optimize the balance of inventory for an allocated portfolio of SKU’s across the supply chain network. Maintain portfolios that are in line with; target customer service levels, levels of fill rate accuracy, and safety stock levels.

Reports to:

Sourcing and Supply Manager

Direct Reports:



Houston, TX





Implement and maintain Inventory and Material Management Strategies for all Finished Goods by regular review and optimization of inventory parameters and levels.


The 80:

  • Partner with Marketing, Demand Planners, and Suppliers to validate feasibility of mid to long-term supply plans for products of responsibility and recommend actions as needed.
  • Prepare, clean, and maintain the appropriate supplier forecast for all of responsibility.
  • Place orders with suppliers based upon agreed lead time and capacity availability

The 20:

  • Coordinate with Sourcing team regarding supplier issues, monthly scorecard items, replenishment programs, and cost issues.
  • Maintains system data/attributes for purchased products of responsibility.
  • Ensure acceptable level of performance from supplier base is met for each of the established metrics.


Key Deliverables to Demonstrate Success in 12 mos:

-          Create and execute Supply plan that meets or exceeds the supply planning Metrics around Months On Hand and On Time In Full.

-          Provide insights on process improvement for the Supply Planner and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies.


Skills and Experience Needed

-          Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.

-          5 years Supply Chain Planning/Purchasing experience.

-          10% travel

-          Strong Computer skills and proficiency in Excel

-          Familiarity with ERP systems such as JDE


Core Competencies:

Segment & Product Knowledge

          Market Trends, Customer Impact

          Value Prop knowledge

Resource Management

          Utilization of ITW Tools, Resources

          Business Acumen (P&L)

          Detail Orientation


People Management

          Coaching and Influencing

          Talent Management, Team Development

Strategic Account Planning

          Understanding/utilization of growth levers

          Ability to prioritize and reprioritize as new activities appear.


          Objectives, Active Listening, Influencing

          Strong Written & Verbal Communication

          Ability to remain clam during difficult business situations

Decision Making

          Accurate Analysis


          Delivers analytical and fact-based decisions

ITW Global Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.