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Supply Chain Planner

Req # JR - 053416 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category Supply Chain Date posted 11/30/2021

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 


The Network Planner or Supply Planner is responsible for balancing and optimizing third party supply planning to meet demand. The Network Planner provides input to define and implement third party supply planning process, determining priorities, including DRP, MPS, supporting process improvements, and supply reviews.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the generation of the replenishment requirements utilizing the demand signal, on-hand inventory and inventory targets that deliver a comprehensive network supply plan across the supply chain organization, to meet all financial requirements, operational capabilities, and wholesalers service objectives for assigned Business Unit.

  • Identifying process improvements using data analytics to manage a defined product portfolio.

  • Recommends changes to the network supply plan when deemed necessary over the planning horizon. Changes are to be governed through sales and operations execution (S&OE) and planning (S&OP) process.

  • Communicates, collaborates, and interacts with demand planners, customer management, network supply planning supervisor, sales, and finance to provide replenishment plans and exception-based reporting for assigned Business Unit. Makes recommendations on actions needed to meet actual and forecasted demand.

  • Supports the Supply Planning team with new product introductions and product conversions.

  • Reports Key Performance Indicators for their given Business Unit complete with process improvement initiatives and prioritizes tasks and deliverables.

  • Supports the Sr. Network Supply Planner to drive continuous improvement efforts to improve performance on all key metrics, including service targets and network inventory levels.


  • B.A./B.S. Supply Chain, Operations or a business-related field

  • 3 years of experience in an end-to-end supply chain role and experience in production planning, supply chain planning, or logistics.

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills including experience with statistical analysis and data gathering/modeling.

  • Experience with Rapid Response (preferred) or similar planning tools, business intelligence tools & business analytics.

  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office applications, Excel and PowerPoint a must.

  • Ability to work with all levels and functions within the Company, and with external business partners.

  • APICS certification a plus.



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