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Strategic Planning Analyst

Company: ITW Pro Brands
Location: Olathe
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Company DescriptionITW Pro Brands is a manufacturer of lubricants, cleaning chemicals, and corrosion preventatives formulated to maximize equipment productivity and product quality for customers. We go to market through B2B with a focus on the automotive, aviation, fabricated metal, food processing and machinery manufacturing market segments. Offering a brand portfolio that is well recognized within these industrial channels, our premium products address customer pain points and our direct sales team provides expert, value-added consulting at the customer level. ITW Pro Brands has 3 manufacturing facilities (Olathe, KS, Tucker, GA and DeWitt, IA) and a formulation lab in Carol Stream, IL and employs 250+ individuals.Job DescriptionSummary:The Strategic Planning Analyst role provides planning, organization, and direction in relation to all manufacturing, purchasing, cost, negotiation and inventory control activities to assure smooth operations. This position also serves as a liaison between marketing, operations, accounting and customer service. The strategic sourcing analyst is responsible for purchasing raw materials, printed materials, maintenance supplies, and other materials as requested, or as deemed necessary, to meet the published production schedule.Core ResponsibilitiesMarket * Follow 80's raw materials worldwide or Domestic availability in the market to provide the information in time to make planned stock decision.* Research & help develop new suppliers to support our R&D Team to qualified second sources on the key raw materials.* Participate in strategic sourcing corporate project, to deliver information, follow the guidelines or activities requested as needed.Vendor Relations* Negotiate with suppliers to get the optimal quality, cost and delivery* Establish and maintain good working relationship with supplier vendors.* Review and negotiate raw material prices on a regular basis.* Liaison between vendors and ITW Pro Brands technical staff for new product development.Technical* Work with Compliance Manager to ensure packaging meets all regulatory requirements.* Work with Quality Control to resolve corrective actions as they relate to raw materials and/or vendors.* Develop preventive strategies/Accounting* Monthly notification of pricing changes that affect variances/margins.* Review and resolve pricing discrepancies.* Cost variances updates, to assure the costing of each material is updatedPurchasing/Production /Inventory Control* Develop all materials planning for the operation to ensure the continuous production in the plant.* Ensure raw material purchase orders are placed and received in a timely manner. This includes reviewing quantities, prices and delivery dates.* Notify appropriate personnel, if necessary, of delivery changes.* Ensure material/vendor file in the system is updated including current pricing, PO and delivery dates.* Monitor and review Kan Ban or MRD procedures to ensure continuous operations.* Monitor and review published production schedule to ensure raw materials availability on time.* Review 80/20 business practices for continuous improvement.* Review inventory to ensure that slow moving metrics are met, develop a plan to move our slow moving to target in the cases needed.* Work with Operations Manager to ensure monthly schedule is maintained.* Maintain proper inventory levels to meet corporate goals.* Identify and resolve inventory issues, determine, develop and implement appropriate measures necessary to ensure resolution.* Lead team to perform cycle counts and physical inventory monthly.* Responsible for driving Key Performance Indicators to meet business goals and objectives.Other Responsibilities* Work collaboratively with corporate ITW Strategic Purchasing Group.* File freight claims for all raw material or supply issues.* Purchase maintenance items as requested.* Ensure all services required are provided effectively and timely.* Manage the external warehouses, costing and inventories if needed.* Foster, communicate and exemplify the values of ITW; act with integrity and trust, operate with simplicity, treat everyone with respect, take shared risk.* Act in accordance with all company policies and procedures.* Travel as needed for business needs.* Must maintain and update item card on ERP computer system to meet company requirements.MOQ, Leadtime, Contact information, Package size, etc.QualificationsEducation and Experience:* BS in Business Management or related area, or equivalent combined experience. * Minimum 4+ years purchasing/inventory control work experience. * Supply Chain certifications a plus.* Working knowledge of ERP software.* Working knowledge of Supply Chain Management Principles.* Fluent in the use of Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint) and Outlook.* Advanced user Microsoft Office Excel (pivot tables, filters, and reference formulas as a minimum)* Medium Negotiation SkillsAdditional InformationITW Pro 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.

Keywords: ITW Pro Brands, Olathe , Strategic Planning Analyst, Professions , Olathe, Kansas

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