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Planning Analyst (Direct Hire)

Kelly Services

Warrenville, IL
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Job Title Planning Analyst (Direct Hire)

Jobid US33Y8CB_BH1429128

Location: Warrenville, IL, 60555, USA

Description **Kelly Engineering Resources has an EXCELLENT Direct Hire opportunity for a Planning Analyst near Warrenville, IL**

**Pay: 55K**

**Job Summary for Planning Analyst**

The Planning Analyst is a highly skilled supply chain professional. Their primary responsibility is to maintain planning models while optimizing total supply chain costs and fulfillment targets. The Planning Analyst will have knowledge of all product categories and customer segments. Through financial/master data analysis, they will evaluate inventory strategy and planning methodology. The Planning Analyst will manage stocking levels and lead times using ERP tools and statistical techniques.

**Job Duties for Planning Analyst**

**Inventory Management**

+ Responsible for optimizing inventory levels and fill rates across our client’s distribution network so that service level targets are met
+ Establish and maintain appropriate target stock levels, safety stock, and surge stock levels using ERP and statistical inventory management tools and techniques
+ Actively review and manage lead times with the goal to reduce them

+ Use financial analysis tools to analyze Total Supply Chain costs with the goal to maximize working capital.
+ Performs other duties as assigned
**Supply Chain Planning**

+ Develop/measure product forecasts using ERP models and tools
+ Communicate forecasts to stakeholders as needed
+ Meet regularly with Marketing/Purchasing to review product forecasts, market trends, promotions etc.
+ Analyze channel/product mix, identify gaps and value creation opportunities

**Job-related Competencies**

**Customer Focus** - Listens and understands customer’s needs and develops value-added partnerships with customers. Goes beyond basic service expectations to help customers implement solutions and achieve objectives. Provides timely resolution to customer requests and issues.

**Drive for Results** - Demonstrates drive, determination, and ownership to achieve both results and success. Focuses on desired outcomes, not just reactive, quick solutions, and how best to achieve them. Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.

**Technical Expertise -** Demonstrates and maintains technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas. Leverages technical skill, knowledge, and best practices to provide solutions to business problems. Stays current with latest trends and developments within the profession or technical specialty.

**Self-Management -** Manages time and resources and balances competing demands to ensure work is completed. Monitors priorities, manages time, and requests resources appropriately when confronted with changing demands. Demonstrates a positive outlook, and remains calm and in control in stressful situations.

**Problem Solving -** Uses logic and analytical methods to identify solutions resulting in effective problem resolution. Asks effective questions to gather information and data to clarify the details of the problem. Analyzes data, understands patterns and translates into meaningful information. Explores options and utilizes available information to recommend workable solutions.

**Collaboration** - Takes time to get to know others in and outside his/her immediate areas of responsibility. Builds and nurtures a diverse network of contacts. Shares examples of personal insight where it will help the collaboration or teamwork. Establishes rapport with people across the organization

**Job Qualifications For Planning Analyst**


+ Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field or equivalent experience and education
+ 4+ years purchasing and planning experience in related industry

+ Material planning and forecasting using ERP tools, preferably Netsuite
+ Inventory Management experience, including excess and obsolete management

+ Very comfortable with Excel formulas and pivot table creation/analysis
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work and influence others from different functional areas and levels within and outside the organization
+ Excellent organizational, decision making and analytical skills
+ Strong math skills with an understanding of statistics
+ Knowledge of process improvement tools and techniques (lean, 6 sigma etc.)
+ Other MS Office - (Word, Power Point Etc.)

+ Familiarity with BI/large database tools
+ Master’s degree
+ APICS and/or ISM Certifications
+ Knowledge of and/or experience in a Distribution/Logistics environment
**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies inindustry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premiersource of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firmwith an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the varietyand flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or directhire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specificprofessional interests.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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