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Supply Chain and Logistics
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Avient Corporation (formerly PolyOne Corporation), with 2019 revenues of $2.9 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

  • Barrier technologies that preserve the shelf-life and quality of food, beverages, medicine and other perishable goods through high-performance materials that require less plastic
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation
  • Breakthrough technologies that minimize wastewater and improve the recyclability of materials and packaging across a spectrum of end uses

Avient employs approximately 9,100 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care® and a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.  For more information, visit www.avient.com



At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE and Pride to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.

At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world.  In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person’s qualifications, abilities, experience and performance.


Job Summary


The Supply Chain Planner is responsible for supporting all supply chain processes, specifically, raw material procurement & management, scheduling and schedule integrity, logistics and capacity and production planning. Additionally, this role will assist in managing Non-Working Slow-Moving inventory and managing inventory levels to meet customer service requirements & working capital targets for the business.

Essential Functions

  • Ensures that production schedules are current to fulfill customer delivery requirements.
  • Raw material procurement and oversight of materials/inventories for assigned locations.
  • Purchase materials in most cost effective manner to meet customer requirements. Consider economic order quantities, accounts payable offsets (Supplier Terms), and other cost savings opportunities.
  • Monitors production activity to ensure a controlled flow of materials timed to meet production requirements.  This may include subcontracting locations.
  • Regularly monitors and addresses Non-Working, Slow-Moving Inventory, with primary focus on raw material inventory. Resolution may involve redeployment to another location, using as a co-spec, obtaining technical approval to consume, vendor return, modifying procurement strategy, etc. This will require working with other functions and departments.
  • Drive customer satisfaction and Avient profitability by balancing inventory levels and order fulfillment within established working capital guidelines.
  • Enters, maintains and updates MRP forecasts for customer orders.
  • Review MRP run output and create purchase orders.
  • Interact with customer service (internal & supplier) to resolve issues to meet customer needs.
  • Evaluate/generate/implement ideas for continuous improvement opportunities within supply chain processes and systems.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in supply chain planning in a manufacturing industry
  • APICS certification preferred

Additional Qualifications


  • Technical knowledge of supply chain, purchasing, materials, manufacturing and/or related functions.
  • This position requires strong computer and analytical skills combined with the ability to manage large amounts of quantitative data.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Excel.
  • Must have working knowledge of relational databases and SAP applications, specifically Materials Management and Production Planning modules.
  • Must have the ability to actively listen to Commercial and Manufacturing issues, efficiently troubleshoot problems and implement solutions in a timely and customer focused manner.
  • Demonstrated analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to plan short and long term and escalate issues when needed.



  • Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self.  Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business.  These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development.


Physical Demands


  • Requires remaining in a stationary position, often sitting or standing, for prolonged periods of time.
  • Typical office environment with limited interaction in a warehouse/manufacturing environment.


Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace.  Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. #LI-KF1





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