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Supply Chain Planning Specialist (Highland Heights, KY)

City:  Highland Heights
Country/Region:  US

About Prysmian Group


Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Each year, the Group manufacturers thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as medium low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity for voice, video, and data transmission for the telecommunication sector.


We are almost 29,000 employees, across 52 countries. Everyone at Prysmian Group has the potential to make their mark; because whatever you do, wherever you are based, you will be part of a company that is helping transform the world around us. Make Your Mark at Prysmian!


As the Planning Specialist, you will report to the Supply Chain Manager and carry out the planning and scheduling to allow for the most efficient execution of the Sales & Operations Plan (S&OP) plan to ensure customer satisfaction, operational & manufacturing efficiencies, and judicious management of working capital. In this position you will work closely with the Demand Coordinator, Inside Sales, the Product Team and planning personnel.  Your new position executes the (S&OP) while also playing a key role in executing portions of the plan by reviewing customer and business expectations by instituting target inventory and production levels to satisfy those objectives.




Team Overview and Job Responsibilities

  • Leads a team of finite schedulers to ensure optimal products flow within the locations and saturation of bottlenecks.
  • Plan timely purchase of the raw materials / finished goods in order to comply with the assigned stock level policies designed.
  • Develop sales and operations plans for the assigned area of responsibility in order to optimize cost and service level.
  • Acts as bridging role between sales and manufacturing to manage priorities and changes in the plan in order to optimize service level and costs.
  • Reviews unusual demand flags for appropriate action
  • Analyzes sales of stock products to create an effective ABC classification and establishes root causes for slow moving inventory.
  • Computes safety stock and reorder points for stock program
  • Updates and publishes lead times.
  • Reviews customer service metrics and investigates root causes.
  • Orders outsourced products as needed.
  • Maintains proper balance of inventory throughout manufacturing and distribution network.
  • Establishes priorities for production and requests to expedite.




Who are we looking for? 



  • Results-driven to effect constant improvement in cycle times, service and inventory turns.
  • Ability to plan, organize and pull together information from disparate sources to form a coherent picture of the state of play allowing for scoping of actions.
  • Solid logic/reasoning skills which are able to influence and persuade different functional groups within the organization.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills a must (grammar, spelling, typing, listening)



  • At least 3 years in a Supply Chain or Operations (manufacturing, distribution, materials management, etc.) role is preferred (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.) is essential.
  • Familiarity with enterprise systems and databases, SAP preferred.
  • APICS Certification Preferred


Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Works out of a normal office/manufacturing environment with standard office equipment available.
  • Will be required to sit, bend, kneel, squat, use keyboard, read, write, and speak fluently.
  • Employee will regularly be required to lift and carry objects of 10-25 pounds as needed.
  • Employee will occasionally be required to lift and carry objects of 25-30 pounds as needed.
  • Employee will be required to work productively and cooperatively in a high-volume, fast paced, highly pressured environment and be able to respond efficiently and courteously to unanticipated problems and crisis.
  • This role is not typically exposed to adverse environmental conditions, except excessive eye strain and possible lifting injuries.
  • When travel is necessary, will be exposed to typical travel environment and surroundings.


Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated, and free to fully express their human potential. Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements.


Line Managers, Hiring Managers, HR Corporate and HR Local are responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are respected during the recruiting process. Unconscious bias and stereotypes must not influence our selection processes. We look for the best candidates and for the real value they can bring into the organization. We value meritocracy. We value diversity. We turn off our bias. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Prysmian Group will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.


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