NAM Warehouse Planner

Fulltime, -

Houston, Texas, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

The NAM warehouse planner is responsible for management inventory levels and the supply plan to ensure we have stock to meet customer demand, They will determine the stock replenishment strategy and manage the inventory targets for the business line by ensuring effective translation of demand inputs (forecast and sales orders) into an achievable plan for their product group. The warehouse planner will manage ICSTO’s including creation, tracking and updating SAP. The warehouse planner will support external warehouses with SAP transactions including GR and PGI’s of shipments.






2. Key responsibilities



  • Supply Plan:
    • Review Arkieva forecast and set MRP planning parameters
    • Initiate ICSTO’s
    • Develop and ensure that inventory stocking policies are followed for produced products or trade goods down to SKU level including safety stock levels and order quantities.
  • Stakeholder Management:
    • Update CSR and account manager on inventory levels and product availability
    • Work collaboratively with the ISC Organization to ensure key assumptions on anticipated inventory capabilities are reflected within the forecasts
  • Inventory Segmentation and Network Optimization Models:
    • Assist with determining the most appropriate inventory replenishment models that balance service, cost, and inventory based on the objectives of the business
  • SAP master data:
    • Maintenance of SAP master data (replenishment parameters and Planning rates) relevant for the supply and inventory planning process.
    • Leads the Demand Supply Review (DSR) to drive tactical implementation of the approved plans.
  • Improvement Suggestions:
    • Propose tools and structures for the improvement of the planning function and, after consultation the IBP Manager, implements these structures.
    • Coordinate with regional supply planning on long term strategic actions and process improvement





3. Level of autonomy



What decisions may the job holder make independently without seeking approval from higher manager/supervisor?


The job holder is expected to operate within their approved budget and within their delegation of authority.  This includes external spending, scheduling of hours and vacation, and decisions on inventory policies.






4. Job requirements



List the essential educational qualifications, relevant experience and required skills.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business, Mathematics, Engineering, Supply Chain, or related discipline
  • Highly proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Access; SharePoint)
  • Very good English communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrable capability to analyze data (including mass cross-reference data validation, trending and forecasting)
  • Strong communication skills; able to communicate with all functional levels within the business
  • Experience with SAP (or equivalent ERP system), Business Warehouse (or equivalent data warehouse) or Arkieva (or equivalent advanced planning software) is preferred
  • Solid understanding of supply chain and business processes
  • Ability to prioritize and proactively complete projects with little direction
  • Process driven attitude and results-orientated
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP is preferred
  • To be willing to travel (approx. 5% Regional or Global)



5. Position in the organization


Insert the organization chart which includes the manager of the position, the position itself, direct peers as well as direct reports (if any).






6. ADA Analysis




Job Name:

NAM Warehouse planner/Specialist




Provide details for Physical Demands and Work Environment that are job related and consistent with

business necessity. Documenting Physical Demands and Work Environment Conditions as part of a job description ensures ADA compliance.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Special Physical Demands should be included in the job requirements section of the

job description. Be certain that lifting weights, physical activities and/or strength, mobility and agility

required to perform the job effectively are included. Clarify how much on-the-job time is spent on the

physical activities such as standing, walking, sitting, using hand to finger, handle, or feel; reaching with

hands and arms; climbing or balancing; stooping, kneeling, couching or crawling; talking or hearing; and

tasting or smelling. Use the chart below to develop your description of physical demands.


How much on-the-job time is spent on the following physical activities? Show the time by checking the

appropriate boxes below.




Amount of time













Use hands to finger, handle, or feel

Reach with hands and arms

Climb or balance

Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

Talk or hear

Taste or smell

Work in high places

Work in confined spaces

Use of respiration


i.e., Position requires standing 1/3 of the time.












Does this job require that weight be lifted, or force be exerted? If so, how much and how often? Check the appropriate boxes below.


Amount of time









Up to 10 pounds

Up to 25 pounds

Up to 50 pounds

Up to 100 pounds

More than 100 pounds


i.e., Position requires lifting 1/3 of the time up to 10 pounds.



Does this job have any special vision requirements?  Check all that apply.


Close vision (clear vision of 20 inches or less)

Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)

Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)

Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

No special vision requirements





Time spent working in actual production areas:


Less than 25%


25% or more (Substantial time within the production area)

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