Senior Supply Planner


Job Description

Atkore is forging a future where our employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and communities are building better together – a future focused on serving the customer and powering and protecting the world.

Atkore is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electrical, mechanical, and safety infrastructure solutions to power and protect the world. With approximately 3,900 employees and 65 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore manufactures electrical conduit, cable management systems, armored cable, metal framing, and security products and solutions and is a recent recipient of a Great Place to Work© certification. Atkore’s commitment to quality, delivery and value helps customers realize their vision. Atkore forges relationships and shapes the future with breakthrough results, enhanced technology, and innovative product offerings.

We are currently searching for a Senior Demand Supply Planner to be based out of Harvey, IL. Reporting to Director of Pricing Metal Framing, this person will be responsible for driving industry leading customer service levels and inventory optimization. This role is charting the customer to the supply chain through the creation and sustainment of lean based demand planning and supply chain techniques and programs. Additionally, this role works cross functionally with Sales and Operations to ensure that the supply planning processes are executed to meet customer needs while cost/service tradeoffs options are considered to drive continual business improvement and control.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience of supply chain planning, purchasing and scheduling or prior success as a Demand Planner or equivalent position at Atkore International. Experience in lean manufacturing or business system-based company is a plus.

Additional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Work with sales, marketing and operations to transform sales plans to production and inventory plans for current and new products. Engage and align with new product introduction and development plans.

Prepare, manage, and communicate both short-term and longer-term executable production plans that maximizes inventory turns and minimizes excess inventory while meeting customer requirements.

Facilitate capacity planning discussions with manufacturing.

Balance demand plans with supply capability, determines risks and capabilities of product supply by creating and managing tools that communicate demand for each plant (does not control the schedule or production).

Continuously monitor sales, production, and inventory to provide recommendations to production schedulers to meet customer demand and communicates outcome of the discussions to all stakeholders.

Responsible for setting up, monitoring, and improving Service and Delivery Metrics.

Collaborate with the business unit leaders to create and present the monthly KPI Metrics.

Develop and manage consignment inventory strategy utilizing production plants, Atkore distribution centers, and 3rd party agent warehouses to achieve working capital goals and meet market service standards.

Conduct root analysis to develop and implement corrective actions and communicate resolutions to all relevant stakeholders.

Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and demand planning systems in accordance with Global Supply Chain goals.

Identify and lead efforts to drive continuous improvement in areas related to job function. including reducing working capital and improving customer service levels.

Develop demand forecasts based on demand patterns and business trends.

Work with customers, sales team, and supply chain management to improve forecast accuracy.

Identify opportunities to meet customer demand during constrained supply.

Update customer service and sales team about product availabilities.

Maintain inventory levels based on future customer demands.

Audit annual agent warehouse physical inventory reviews.

Identify and manage excess and obsolete product.

All other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in supply chain planning, purchasing, and scheduling.

Knowledge of all aspects of demand planning, production planning, production scheduling, forecasting, inventory management, and lean material techniques.

Strong sense of urgency for customers and attention to detail in communication.

Ability to thrive in a fast paced ever changing work environment as well as a collaborative team atmosphere.

Innate drive, critical thinking and analytical skills, and excellent follow-through.

Demonstrated successful professional track record.

Excellent attention to details and follow up skills.

Understand inventory strategy, product supply, deployment and production planning.

Strong quantitative and analytical skills (creating queries).

Bias for action.

Ability to manage complex processes and drive efficiency improvements.

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Power Pivot, data mining, and data analysis skills.

Experience in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) or material requirements planning (MRP) system, JDE experience a plus.

Ability to work with remote teams in an effective manner.

Proven ability to identify areas for improvement for lean advancement and champion change.

All associates must embrace and foster and environment that supports our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.

Our Culture Drives Value

Atkore’s culture is created from the disciplined use of the Atkore Business System (ABS), which is a critical part of our mission and a foundational system based on excellence in People, Strategy, and Processes, tied together with Lean Daily Management (LDM) to manage and sustain the business we have today, and Strategy Deployment Process (SDP) to create the business we aspire to become.

Having the right talent in the right roles enables successful ABS execution, improves our customer’s experience, and delivers breakthrough results. Said another way, that’s how we win!

Great Leaders Drive Value

Atkore is committed to creating an engaged and aligned workplace that helps drive an accountable and performance-based culture. Our team possesses a willingness to strive for breakthrough results, stays focused on being standout leaders, and fully supports decisions of the Company after robust debate. We consistently live the Atkore mission, learn our strategic priorities and link behaviors to those priorities, all in a way that’s consistent with our core values. Together, we build stronger leaders and improve customer satisfaction which positively increases the overall value of the enterprise.

Atkore Delivers Value to You

By joining Atkore, you can expect to receive a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, a generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, as well as life, accident and disability insurance. In addition, Atkore offers wellness programs and employee assistance resources to help employees achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Our dedicated employees are recognized for their commitment to our customers and making our company better than it was the day before.

Atkore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Atkore is a diverse company that believes its employees are the foundation for investing in its future, through the understanding that awareness and acceptance of our individual difference enhance inclusion and promote engagement and alignment. Diversity and inclusion are keys to growing our business and providing a work environment that fosters contributions by all employees.

Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!

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