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Inventory Optimization Planner

Cranberry, PA 16066
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PPG has an exciting opportunity available for an Inventory Optimization Planner to join our Architectural Coatings business in Cranberry Township, PA! If you enjoy contributing to a team and developing new solutions, then this may be the opportunity for you!

As an Inventory Optimization Planner , you will be the k ey consultant to business leaders ensuring adequate information is received from customers, sales, marketing, and other sources to construct appropriate demand and sales forecasts .

Key Responsibilities :

  • Establish metrics to determine bias and drive improvement in forecast accuracy.
  • Develop rough-cut capacity plans to highlight demand vs. capacity to support make-to-stock and/or make-to-order environments.
  • Ensure inventory level optimization to maximize customer satisfaction and minimize cost.
  • Incorporate demand and sales forecast information, capacity constraints, and inventory requirements into a comprehensive sales and operations planning (S&OP) process.
  • Pull data from SAP, Microsoft Access, and SAP BI when necessary to provide inventory analysis and to plan store sales meetings.
  • Maintain planning system/software by entering and modifying data, ensuring correctness and managing parameters that affect integrity of the POS forecast.
  • Creates, monitors and takes action against key performance indicators: forecast accuracy measures including MAPE, bias, trend consumption tracking, replenishment order acceptance, SLOB inventory, inventory targets and SKU in-stocks.
  • Work proactively with store sales teams to ensure inventory/forecast needs.

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in Inventory, Supply, or Demand planning.
  • Self-directed/motivated and drive for sales results required.
  • Proficient in SAP, MS Excel and Access.
  • Excellent time management/prioritization skills, strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • APICS certification as a CPIM preferred.


Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday - everyday.


Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

The PPG Way

Every single day at PPG:

We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.

We are "One PPG" to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.

We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.

We run it like we own it.

We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.

We do better today than yesterday - everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.

PPG Way: ( Click here to learn more about the PPG Way )

PPG vision: http://corporate.ppg.com/Our-Company/PPG-Vision.aspx

We are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/

PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.

PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.

Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

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Posted: 2021-11-12 Expires: 2021-12-11
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