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Univar: Sr. Planning Analyst – Rail

Univar

This is a Contract position in Chicago, IL posted November 19, 2020.

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?

Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.

Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success.At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.

When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients.Position Summary:The Sr.

Planning Analyst Rail role is responsible for executing the optimized supply network for their respective product(s) and oversight of the inventory replenishment process.

He/she will work to guide the MPU (Material Planning Unit) Buyers to maintain inventory levels between the control limits such that we will be able to retain a high service factor to our customers, while minimizing additional inventory holding costs like demurrage.Responsibilities Include:Analyze IBE (Integrated Business Execution) model output for opportunities to optimize the network and reduce cost.

Analyze supply/demand balance and provide oversight & guidance to MPU for inventory replenishment for assigned products.Collaborate with Product Management to maintain an inbound sourcing plan for all product locations.Provide MPU oversight on railcar demurrage management.Act as single point of contact and place all railcar orders with suppliers for terminal and customer shipments.Present inventory projection, demurrage, and off-plan shipments on weekly business meeting.Proactively communicate railcar shipment delays to MPU and CSRs and escalate delays to product management when necessary to manage expectations with suppliers.Proactively communicate with suppliers, provide demand forecasts when necessary.

Ensure than we have an active rail freight rate for any rail movements that Univar Solutions is the payer of freight prior to shipment.Ensure that the rail freight is correct on all POs in UVX for which Univar Solutions is the payer of freight.Invoice customers for railcar demurrage.Analyze complex reports such as BCT, DARCi, SOSA, etc.

and evaluate alerts and take necessary action.Specialized Knowledge/Skills:Strong Excel skills.

Must be able to format data, construct pivot tables, use conditional formatting, understand complex formulas/references, build complex multiple worksheet files, and use as supply chain tools.Knowledge of integrated planning software is preferred.Experience with various ERP systems within a production environment.Excellent communication and team building skills.Strong customer orientation.Very strong analytical skills, be detailed oriented, and extremely accurate.Ability to deal with complexity and manage ambiguity.Demonstrated project management skills.Collaborative skills in resolving long and short positions in inventory.Education/Training:Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent, MS preferred.Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) a plus.LI-MP1Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.Univar Solutions encourages qualified Bedford Park residents to apply for employment.

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