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Senior Material Planner

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Henkel AG & Co.

Chicago, IL

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Senior Material Planner','170008UJ','!*!Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a worldwide leader in bonding, sealing and surface treatments - thanks to our ambitious people. We create unique value for our clients and our technologies can be found in many objects touching our lives every day. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It's a passion. Have you got what it takes?

The Materials Planner is responsible for the sourcing and procurement of raw materials and indirect spend for the Henkel business at Chicago 51st street manufacturing location. The Materials Planner ensures timely availability of raw materials and indirect purchases at different levels of the supply chain and utilizes continuous improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma and Lean to focus on cost, quality, and delivery.

What we offer

Manages all sourcing and procurement related activities, including but not limited to:

Generating RFQs and RFPs.

Performing cost and price analyses.

Reconciling invoices.

Creating Purchase Orders via SAP for direct materials and services.

Maintaining appropriate stocking levels for assigned products.

Ensures approved suppliers only used for raw materials and indirect purchases.

Communicates effectively with local scheduling group to ensure an uninterrupted supply chain

Maintains effective business relations with suppliers or their representatives.

Ensures accurate SAP records covering pricing, lead time, and vendor information.

Maintains accurate SAP materials planning information.

Coordinates with the suppliers on materials availability.

Provides sourcing support for new product development.

Ensures compliance with established purchasing policies.

Prepares weekly, monthly and quarterly reports (e.g. inventory analysis, back orders, supplier metrics and open POs). ','!*!Who we are looking for

Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, operations management, business finance or technical field strongly preferred.

3 years of working experience in sourcing, procurement or supply chain in a manufacturing environment required.Chemical industry experience preferred.

Experience with lean and six sigma methodologies.

Functional skills using MRP systems such as SAP Purchasing / Supply Chain Module preferred.

Knowledge of standard contract terms and conditions preferred.

Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of management.

Demonstrated analytical, organizational and cross-functional skills.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Apply online if this sounds like your next challenge. Refer to the job ID mentioned above and get one step closer to starting your new job at Henkel.

Discover our winning culture:','NA-United States-Illinois-Chicago, IL','','AON','Full-time','16/11/2017, 4:55:07 PM','Ongoing','Senior Material Planner

Company info

Henkel AG & Co.
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Company Profile
Looking back on nearly 140 years of success, Henkel’s vision is to become a global leader in brands and technologies. Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial sector today and is well known for brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. The company is organized into three globally operating business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. The Dax-30 company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, and proud of its about 50,000 employees from more than 120 nations worldwide. Henkel is globally active and has as strong presence in emerging markets.

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