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Owens-Illinois (Perrysburg, OH) – Demand Planner


The Demand Planner’s main role is to generate a consolidated, unconstrained demand forecast based on statistical & market intelligence input.

This position ensures the delivery of a demand signal, fit for use in planning, with focus on: accuracy (both forecast accuracy and bias), integrity (i.e. completeness), and timeliness. This position partners with a broader and cross-functional team to optimize and balance customer service levels with operating costs and inventory. This is done primarily through the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and new opportunity processes.

The Demand Planner is responsible for the development and execution of the customer demand signal, from collecting and analyzing the customer requirements up to the physical releases and shipments.

This position is accountable for the execution and continuous improvement of O-I North America’s consensus demand planning process for an assigned segment of the business.

The Demand Planner serves as the liaison between the customer and multiple internal departments for assigned accounts in order to meet on time and in full customer requirements.


(All other duties as assigned)

  • Responsible for managing the monthly demand planning processes for assigned customers as established by the demand planning work calendar.
  • Generate unconstrained demand forecast based on multiple data inputs to include but not limited to statistical forecast, customer forecast, and market intelligence and enter the forecast into the forecasting tool
  • Monitor forecast accuracy and forecast bias KPIs and provide root cause analysis
  • Prepare agenda & lead monthly Demand Review Meetings (DRMs) with customers and commercial organization
  • Review and challenge the forecast provided by the customer as needed
  • Prepare and participate in IBP Meetings as requested
  • Elevate demand planning issues for discussion / resolution
  • Review high IDS / value inventory & aged inventory with assigned customers to recommend potential disposition and escalate as needed
  • Support demand history cleansing from outliers
  • Regularly challenge if forecasting methods are still appropriate and make recommendations
  • Proactively engage in Integrated Business Planning process to resolve supply and demand imbalances that cannot be solved without cross functional support.
  • Co-lead detailed IBP process, culminating in publication and presentation of demand plan.
  • Build consensus for the demand signal (i.e. consensus forecast key figure) by working with customers, sales managers, customer service, and production planning as needed.
  • Drive forecasting excellence and best practices through the analysis of customer forecasts, customer collaboration, statistical and causal forecasting, and other market intelligence.
  • Ensure adherence to customer contracts with respect to demand planning and forecasting. Provide guidance for forecasting language for specific contracts under negotiation. Provide demand planning and forecasting subject matter expertise, process support, and leadership in customer service and supply chain improvement initiatives.
  • Perform analyses and provide recommendations for broader demand planning and supply chain improvements and decision making.
  • Support both bottom up forecasting methodologies (collecting and aggregating customer requirements) and top down methodologies (forcing higher level changes down to the detailed SKU level).
  • Participate in contract process for new and existing customers. Understand the impact of special requests from customers which are outside of the contract obligations and negotiate equitable and profitable service alternatives
  • Responsible for product life cycle management as it relates to forecast, inventory and new product launches
  • Create, maintain and improve demand planning KPIs (forecast accuracy, forecast bias)


The Demand Planner is responsible for the analysis and publication of assigned customers’ consensus demand plans for the entire 24 month planning horizon. The planner’s focus is on forecast accuracy, forecast bias, integrity and timeliness.  This position interacts daily with both internal and external customers, with the primary goal of delivering an accurate demand plan.

The Demand Planner is responsible for critical tasks with working capital and EBIT implications: ensuring customer glass supply life cycle management, inventory management, and adherence to customer contracts.

Additionally, the Demand Planner is expected to understand the impact of special requests from customers which are outside of contract obligations and negotiate equitable and profitable service alternatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Logistics, or related business field.
  • Minimum three years of experience in demand planning – preferably in an integrated supply chain or
  • Specialized technical skills and experience including knowledge of best practice demand forecasting techniques, sales and operations planning, collaborative forecasting/planning with customers, and integrated supply chain management concepts is preferred.
  • Experience in data analysis, business statistics, and reporting to support the organization
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP APO/DP and Microsoft Office, with proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • APICS CPIM/CSCP and/or IBF CPF/ACPF certification preferred


This position reports to the Director Supply & Demand Planning.

The position has no direct reports.


Some travel is required (less than 20%).

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.


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JOHNS MANVILLE (Waterville, OH) – Production Scheduler / Analyst


Johns Manville is currently looking for a Production Scheduler / Analyst to plan and schedule appropriate production runs based on inventory and demand. The incumbent in this position will also be responsible for monitoring inventory and analyzing data in the SAP system.

This position can be based in Etowah, TN, Denver, CO or Waterville, OH.



  • Translate projected forecasts, incoming volume, and work scopes into a production plan with a time-phased build schedule.
  • Work with internal customers to determine weekly inbound forecast and develop consumption models to improve accuracy.
  • Schedule demand based on the product mix and provide accurate commitment dates to customer service team across multiple product lines
  • Manage load leveling and bottleneck scheduling and utilize theory of constraints (TOC) for more accurate scheduling.
  • Coordinate information with other functional staff, including customer service, engineering, accounting, and human resources.
  • Understand capacity management relationship to MRP.
  • Establish, measure, monitor, and adjust capacity levels to execute all manufacturing schedules.
  • Determine available capacity before planned orders are released.
  • Manage work center input and output loading. Resolve differences between work station loads and available capacity Measure the utilization and efficiency of work stations.
  • Provide daily assistance to the demand and supply planning manager to include data input/output from the supply and demand planning systems



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in materials management or a production role in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong analytical skills, able to synthesize considerable and complex data.
  • Be capable of utilizing spreadsheet and ERP-type software in managing the planning process.
  • Proficiency in an ERP scheduling system (SAP DP APO preferred)
  • Proficient and experienced with Excel (pivot tables)
  • Exceptional interpersonal/written communication skills; can effectively interact with all levels of management
  • Ability to take input from multiple sources, prioritize and make decisions in the best interests of JM regardless of competing requests
  • Team player able to work well across business operations and develop strong business teams.


Additional consideration given for:

  • Professional (CPIM) a plus.
  • Lean or Green Belt Six Sigma certification a plus
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Norplas Industries Inc., a division of Magna Corporation, is growing their Supply Chain Management Purchasing team. Why should you apply? At the heart of our operating structure is an entrepreneurial culture which builds ownership and inspires pride in our people. Norplas is an environment of family values, continuous improvement and personal and professional growth. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to attract, develop and retain the best talent by providing a challenging and rewarding environment in which to advance your career.


This position is responsible for developing, tracking and analyzing supply chain KPIs/metrics, as well as assisting the Buying team with process improvement and support. The position will perform supply chain analysis and prepare intuitive reports for both Corporate and Division internal customers.
The Details
(other duties as assigned)

  • Structure and perform analyses and provide recommendations to support supply chain improvements and decision making.
  • Identify and support implementation of supply chain improvement opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain KPIs to measure performance against established benchmarks.
  • Periodically participate in team based brainstorming and decision making meetings.
  • Learn and actively participate with a tight group of professionals.
  • Be enthusiastic!

Interaction Opportunities

  • Interact with the other supply chain functions and business functions like sales, finance, manufacturing, quality, etc. to facilitate organizational continuous improvement.
  • Develop strong working relationships with members of the supply chain team and various cross-functional groups.


  • Pursuing Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (Supply Chain Majors Only).
  • Previous internship or work experience and proven technical proficiency with supply management processes, systems and analytic tools preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
  • Can learn new proficiencies from YouTube as needed

Key Customers
This position reports to the Purchasing Manager but will be working with the entire team.  Will both support and lead projects.

Less than 10% travel – domestic/regional.  Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


To apply or for questions, contact


Metamora, OH, United States
Job Family: Procurement
Job ID: 5141-1A


Founded in 1918, Parker Hannifin Corporation is an $11 billion, global company.

With annual sales of $11 billion in fiscal year 2016, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 60 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity’s biggest challenges.

Department Marketing Statement

The Hydraulic and Fuel Filtration Division is looking for a full-time Buyer to join our Supply Chain team at our Headquarters, located in Metamora, OH.

The Hydraulic and Fuel Filtration Division is a world leader in the innovative design manufacture and validation of filtration and system solutions for hydraulic, lubrication, fuel and combustion air circuits. These circuits increasingly depend upon integrated or standalone health monitoring sensors from the division that enable real time decision making. The products, systems and services we provide deliver meaningful benefit to our valued customers in our served markets of Aerospace, Aviation, Industrial, Mobile, Natural Resources, Power Generation and Transportation. Customer benefits include system fluid longevity, system component protection, environmental impact, safety and the long term health and reliability of critical capital assets.

The Buyer will be responsible for obtaining the best quality, service, and value for products and services through effective bidding, negotiation, and supplier management. Identifying manufacturing needs, identifying and selecting suppliers, negotiates contracts, and arranges delivery. Purchasing a high volume and variety of parts, equipment, services, and materials.

Essential Functions
  1. Identifies and recommends suppliers by investigating potential suppliers, researching parts, equipment, machinery, services, and materials availability. Develops potential bidder list and initiates formal requests for quotation or proposal
  2. Conducts supplier site visits and evaluates them as to production capability, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria. May complete supplier certification independently or as part of a technical and/or quality team.
  3. Purchases parts, equipment, and materials by preparing request for quotations and submitting purchase orders with approved suppliers. Issues purchase orders and agreements that accurately reflect price, schedule, terms, and conditions as negotiated with suppliers. Maintains accurate lead times for assigned commodities.
  4. Evaluates bids for standard and non-standard items. Selects suppliers for a variety of moderately complex or technical materials, supplies or services and negotiates price, delivery, quality and service. Develops alternate sources of supply by identifying and researching prospective suppliers.
  5. Monitors and evaluates supplier performance. Advises appropriate personnel of impending supplier failure to fulfill contractual agreements that may delay production or delivery. Resolves shipment quality discrepancies by mediating supplier/manufacturing issues. Facilitates inspections, substitutions, and standardization by arranging and participating in conferences between suppliers and company personnel.
  6. Negotiates and settles damage claims, rejections, losses, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers.
  7. Prepares moderately complex reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Provides parts, equipment, and materials information by answering questions and requests.
  8. Applies continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems to increase efficiency and customer service and to reduce costs.
  9. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations.
  10. Complies with federal, state, and aerospace industry regulations; ensures adherence to requirements and advises management on needed actions. Complies with Government/Commercial Practices Manual (GPM/CPM) policies and procedures.
Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents company on specific projects. Mentors new employees. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).
  • Bachelors degree (BA) in Business Administration or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through two or more years of increasingly responsible related purchasing experience.
  • Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) or APICS desired.
  • Knowledge of purchasing and negotiating methods, principles and concepts.
  • Knowledge of industry practices, general business operations, and policies including legal and regulatory requirements related to procurement.
  • Ability to work on a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of the situation or data requires thorough identification of factors and analysis of impact.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to suppliers, team members, team leaders, and top management.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively to obtain best prices and terms on products, materials, and services.
  • Overnight, long distance travel may be required, based on the individual needs of the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.

(“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)
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Betco – Release Analysis / Scheduler

Job Title:                Release Analysis / Scheduler

Department:            Materials

Reports To:             Master Scheduler or Materials Manager

SUMMARY: Plan, purchase and schedule material to meet customer demand, inventory levels and maximize production efficiencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: other duties may be assigned as needed.


  • Ensure planning, procurement and production scheduling of assigned product line in accordance with Operating system (products, codes and identities, material requirements, dimension and  specification detail, routing, number of pieces, release date, shipping date and inventory requirements.
  • Plan, schedule and prepare production work order to meet customer demands and to maintain proper inventory levels
  • Correlate planning and scheduling to coordinate order release dates for manufacturing to obtain maximum utilization of machines and equipment and timing of subsequent operations
  • Maintain proper inventory levels in accordance with Forecast
  • Monitor open purchase orders
  • Uses Operating system to analyze supply and demand for components and sub-assemblies.  Analysis includes component part availability, lot size, lead-time, cost and other critical parameters. Maintain and review monthly forecasts and safety stock
  • Releases manufacturing work orders to production and purchase orders to suppliers.  Produces required support; documentation and reschedules existing orders as required.
  • Collaborates with others to identify potential material shortages and expedites as appropriate.
  • Work with Document Control Specialist on new product introduction and design changes


  • INTEGRITY: Does not ethically cut corners. Remains consistent in terms of what one says and does and in terms of behavior towards others.  Earns trust of coworkers.  Puts organization above self interests.
  • CUSTOMER FOCUS: Regularly monitors customer satisfaction. Meets internal and external customer needs in ways that provide satisfaction and excellent results for the customer.
  • ENERGY:  Exhibits energy, strong desire to achieve, high dedication level.
  • LIKABILITY:  Puts people at ease.  Builds and maintains trusting relationships with all constituencies.
  • TEAM PLAYER:  Reaches out to peers to tear down walls.  Approachable.  Earns a reputation for leading peers toward support of what is best for the total company.
  • ENTHUSIASM/PASSION:  Exhibits dynamism, excitement, and a positive “can do” attitude.
  • DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers.


  • Bachelor Degree required
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years experience as a material planner in manufacturing environment


  • Knowledgeable of planning systems and manufacturing processes
  • Experience interacting with suppliers
  • Strong PC and software skills. ( Excel, Word, etc)
  • Sense of urgency in fast paced environment
  • APICS Certification preferred


Must have the ability to become familiar with the Plant Operations and Warehouse Inventory

 If interested, please contact Rick Vonderheide, Materials Manager, at or 419-725-3696

Schindler Elevator – Scheduler (Temporary) – Holland, OH

Scheduler – Temporary Position

Schindler Elevator Corporation designs, manufactures, installs, services and modernizes a broad range of elevators, escalators and moving walks for almost every building type. SEC is the North American operation of the Swiss-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider with approximately 54,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries.

Schindler’s Replacement Parts Operations (RPO) based in Holland, Ohio currently has a temporary position in the Materials Planning Department for a Scheduler. This position is responsible for vendor scheduling of our distribution center in Maumee, OH and stocking purchased parts based on ABCD activity indicators, forecasting and demand management.

Scope of Responsibilities

  1. Determines requirements for purchased parts by using SAP ERP system in conjunction with Excel reporting files to ensure 98% service availability.
  2. Quantifies part inventory levels and forecasts purchasing requirements based on historical usage, current customer orders and foreseeable future order volume.
  3. Monitors and updates overdue purchase orders for on-time delivery and accurate delivery date and price audits.
  4. Manages supplier purchase order confirmations, requests for quotes, pricing changes and lead times.
  5. Maintains part master files (re-order points, safety stock, minimum order quantity, price changes, discontinue old parts)
  6. Communicates with internal and external customers regarding part availability, lead time, price and back orders.
  7. Communicates with Buyer on quality, sourcing issues and supplier requests for material specifications (drawings, prints)
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested, please send your resume to Ed Isaac at

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