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Title:  Sr. Supply Planner


Bedford Park, IL, US, 60501

Company:  Univar USA
Requisition ID:  9505

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.

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 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 vacation and sick leave and much more.




Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Outside Sales, Inside Sales, Telemarketing, Sales