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Planner II- Supply Chain

Req #: 180004GD_en
Location: Deerfield, IL US
Job Category: Supply Chain
Date Posted: 3/7/2018 2:19:04 PM
Baxter International


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Determine finished goods inventory levels based on inventory strategies and business rules. 
  • Independently develop schedules for simple to moderately complex product lines using system tools and/or develop purchasing plans for outside finished good suppliers. 
  • Analyze plant capacity for one or multiple plants and manage product conversions and new product introductions independently. 
  • Partner with marketing to understand demand forecast and determine appropriate production plans. 
  • Meet service and inventory targets to meet business objectives. 
  • Assist in the management of global distribution, while taking ownership of the global supply chain. 
  • Primary liaison between marketing, finance, business forecast, engineering, plants, customer service, BEC, etc. 
  • Work on projects assigned by senior management. May assist in leading projects of limited scope. 
  • Reconcile and maintain code level inventory to meet business needs. 
  • Maintain product code data and statistics in various systems (JDE, OPPI, SYNC). 
  • Assist in the development and communication of long term operating plans to reflect overall plant/product line sales, production and inventory. 
  • Identify and inform manager of excess, slow move and obsolete inventory issues. Recommends actions that should be taken to resolve issues.



  • Analytical, problem solving and systems understanding required.
  • Advance Excel skills and systems knowledge required. 
  • Ability to think systematically with proven problem solving.
  • Strong interdepartmental and external supplier communication, presentation, persuasion and negotiation skills.

Education and Experience
BS in Operations/Logistics or similar degree; 2 - 5 years related experience. APICS certification preferred.



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Reasonable Accommodations
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