Supply Planner (Raw Materials)

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions. We employ a diverse global workforce of approximately 4,800 employees across operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and generated more than $3.8 billion in net sales during our 2023 financial year.  We believe that home is a sanctuary and a canvas for self-expression without compromise. As the trusted innovator and industry leader in the markets where we operate, James Hardie empowers homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve their dream home with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty.


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Hybrid from our downtown Chicago office


The Supply Planner (Also known as Procurement Planner) manages tactical replenishment of key raw materials used in James Hardie production processes.  This individual manages replenishment planning for long-lead time materials to ensure continuity of supply while avoiding excessive inventory levels.  This individual also is responsible for implementation and maintenance of Kanban programs.  Key to success is an understanding of replenishment processes, attention to detail, effective communication skills, and the ability to operate in a dynamic environment.  The Procurement Planner is a member of the Procurement team and reports directly to the Procurement Manager. 


What You’ll Do:

  • Work with suppliers to manage long lead time raw materials, maintaining a balance between ensuring continuity of supply and avoiding excess inventory levels.
  • Develop relationships with suppliers to ensure open communication.
  • Communicate critical raw material forecast to suppliers.
  • Implement and maintain Kanban replenishment programs.
  • Maintain and publish key performance indicators (KPI’s).
  • Work cross-functionally to manage through supply risk.
  • Escalate supply challenges to ensure they are addressed in a timely manner.


What You’ll Bring:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Business, Materials/Logistics Management, or a technical field (advanced degree preferred).
  • 1-3 years of planning experience (experience in manufacturing environment preferred)
  • A track record of successfully delivering to Key Performance Indicators and business objectives
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to drive decisions and build consensus among stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Experience with an ERP system (SAP preferred)


What You’ll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie
  • And more



James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain, Supply Planner, Supply, Procurement, Operations