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Supply Chain Replenishment Planner

The Job
We are actively seeking analytical and customer service oriented individuals to begin a challenging career as a Supply Chain Replenishment Planner at our corporate office in Oak Brook, IL. The main objective for the Replenishment Planner position is to attain service level and inventory turnover goals for a portfolio of vendors by ensuring that we have the right inventory, in the right place, at the right time to service our retailers.

What you’ll do
  • Create and monitor purchase orders to our Ace distribution centers
  • Perform order process analysis to optimize purchase order cycles and operating costs
  • Develop and execute promotional and seasonal sales plans
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers and drive supply chain compliance
  • Exemplify “Ace Helpful” by providing amazing customer service to our retailers, field staff, and cross functional departments
  • Identify and address potential fill rate issues and impacts by performing root cause analysis and taking corrective action
  • Participate in negotiations to relieve overstocks and coordinate merchandise returns
  • Manage all aspects of the supply chain and drive continuous improvement for 80+ vendors and ~$100M in annual sales

What you need to succeed
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Business, or an equivalent functional area
  • Strong analytical, organizational, customer service and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently or in a group
  • Advanced skills in Excel with competence in pivots and lookups – Access is a plus
  • Experience in SAP, JDA Demand, JDA Fulfillment, E3/Advanced Warehouse Replenishment are a plus