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Title:  Sr. Supply Planner


Bedford Park, IL, US, 60501

Company:  Univar USA
Requisition ID:  9505


Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 


At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients.


Primary Purpose:

Provide for the production of forecasts to support the needs of replenishment planners.  Monitor forecast accuracy and make adjustments as required to result in the lowest possible forecast error. Plan replenishment requirements in accordance with branch needs and Company policy.  Plan and place regular purchase orders, inter-branch orders and packaging job orders.  Arrange transportation and schedules deliveries and production.  Follow up and serve as branch contact.


Skills/Knowledge requirements:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Planning Systems)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of department products, transportation issues, company purchasing procedures, warehouse and material handling concerns, and be familiar with accounting and office procedures
  • Experience in inside sales, quotations, and be aware of outside sales issues
  • Ability to work under company policy where experience and independent judgment are needed
  • Ability to influence - work with and secure the cooperation of others


Experience/Education requirements:

  • 0-2 years’ experience in statistical analysis
  • 0-2 years’ experience in distribution related business environment
  • 2-4 years of purchasing experience preferably in a distribution environment
  • Knowledge of statistics based forecast techniques
  • Experience with personal computer applications and data base management
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Bachelors or equivalent business experience


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.




Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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