Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Supply Planner in Solon, Ohio

Supply Planner at ITW

Job Description

Position at ITW Car Care


Title: Planner


  • Review, support and execute the near-term customer demand forecast, for assigned area of responsibility, to ensure that the right product is available at the right time at the AAM distribution center to support customer orders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, clean and maintain the appropriate sales history to create a baseline forecast for all products in assigned area of responsibility.

  • Facilitate the forecast adjustment process, gathering input and revisions from Sales team where applicable, and generate the appropriate purchase orders.

  • Maintain and track inventory levels to confirm the timely distribution and delivery of parts

  • Provide clear and concise communication to stakeholders concerning product in area of responsibility.

  • Monitor any activity and progress related to production and distribution in JDE.

  • Make recommendations to enhance business processes and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies.

  • Reviews supplier order acknowledgment for acceptability. Reschedules purchase orders as needed.

  • Maintain MRD process with manufacturing/suppliers and ensure the health of the supply chain.

  • Monitors demand consumption, taking corrective action to optimize supply and minimize excess inventory.

  • Assure on-time delivery and delivery status.

  • Coordinate with Sourcing team any supplier issues, monthly scorecard items, replenishment programs, and cost issues.

  • Maintains system data/attributes for purchased products in area of responsibility.

  • Ensure acceptable level of performance from supplier base is met for each of the established metrics.

  • Perform ad hoc analysis as required.


  • Must have Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, and equivalent work experience.

  • 5 to 7 years Supply Chain experience.

  • Preferred job location: Houston/ Solon/ Hartford

  • 10% travel

  • Advanced MS Excel Skills

  • Experience of ERP systems (JDE preferable)

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Resilient personality and ability to work well under pressure

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and matrix environment

  • Self-starter - highly motivated individual who is well able to keep pace in a very busy office, pro-active approach to work


  • Ability to deliver analytical and fact based decision making

  • Ability to prioritize and reprioritize as new activities appear

  • Strong computer software aptitude

  • Proven ability to engage with internal stakeholders and external partners

  • Ability to remain calm during difficult business situations

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

This job description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this position. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.