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Supply Chain Planner - Romeoville, IL

Supply Chain and Logistics
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PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing professional development opportunities. We are a $3 billion world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 70+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.

Job Summary

The Commodity Supply Planner position provides the single point of contact between the supplier and customer service. This individual's primary role is to assist with the critical day to day tactical scheduling and ordering necessary for all of PolyOne Distribution needs for their respective suppliers. This position's specific responsibilities are to plan inventory levels per the specific supplier goals, ensure optimal inventory deployment and manage inventory levels to meet service levels. The position requires strong computer and analytical skills combined with the ability to deal with large amounts of quantitative data. This individual must have the ability to actively listen to customer and supplier issues, efficiently troubleshoot problems and implement solutions in a timely manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drives customer satisfaction and PolyOne profitability by balancing inventory levels and order fulfillment within established working capital guidelines. 
  • Enters, maintains, and updates MRP forecasts for POD customers.
  • Review MRP run output and create purchase orders 
  • Purchase materials in most cost effective manner to meet customer requirements. Consider order quantities, hub and spoke opportunities, logistics modes and other cost savings opportunities. 
  • Build truckload STO deliveries to stocking points where possible based on material demand 
  • Review MRP data to identify inventory and delivery exceptions. Define plan to resolve issue short term and long term. 
  • Maintain MRP forecasts and item notes by establishing effective communications with POD Sellers and CSRs.
  • Answer material requests from POD CSRs. 
  • Aids in managing the supply chain to meet operating plans balancing service needs and costs. Perform daily schedule maintenance based on new production/customer information. Interact with supplier CSRs and POD sellers/DMs to resolve issues and build consensus.
  • Maintain forecasted demand for stock-able products at specific warehouses using forecasting models in SAP. 
  • Analyze and maintain data to create information on safety stock levels and forecasting requirements. 
  • Work with Customer Service and Sales to resolve aged inventory issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree or related degree.
  • 1 to 2 years of related experience
  • APICS training preferred


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 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 the use Microsoft Office software and have working knowledge of relational databases and SAP applications, specifically the Materials Management and Production Planning modules.
  • Individuals in this position must have the ability to actively listen to customer and plant issues, efficiently troubleshoot problems and implement solutions in a timely and customer focused manner.
  • Demonstrated analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 

  • Requires remaining in a stationary position for prolonged periods of time, and frequent communication. 
  • Must be able to traverse and operate computer and other office equipment.
  • Typical work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate.


Each position at PolyOne focuses on 12 competencies in the areas of Personal and Strategic Skills as well Thought Rigor and demonstrating an Action Bias. Each position ties to specific competencies and levels of proficiency which help individuals excel at their current role as well as chart their growth path with the company through our Career Planning process.

We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k).


PolyOne Corporation is a drug free workplace.  PolyOne 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 state and local law.


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