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Supply Planner

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Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: Melville, NY, US

Company: MSC Industrial Supply

Build a better career with MSC. 
Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services.

Requisition ID : 1663 

Employment Type : Full Time         

Job Category : Purchasing / Inventory                                             

Work Location :  Melville, NY (CSC) 

State or Province : New York (US-NY)     

Potential Work Location : United States : New York : Long Island || United States : New York : Melville || United States : North Carolina : Davidson 



The Supply Planner will be responsible for maintaining proper inventory to fulfill demand requirements of various MSC Product Lines.


  • Reviews and places purchase orders to the CFCs for assigned suppliers.
  • Assists in implementing supplier strategies as developed by Product Management.
  • Expedites and devises alternative solutions to resolve backorders in a timely manner.
  • Identifies slow moving inventory and initiates supplier returns and /or works cross-functionally (Brochure Owners, Merchandise Managers) to devise ways to sell through the inventory.
  • Processes receiving and inventory exceptions according to established time and process guidelines.
  • Develops internal cross-functional relationships to enhance the purchasing process.
  • Assists Product Managers with developing strategies to purchase product at the lowest possible price.
  • Ensures timeliness of product delivery and the quality of the product delivered through frequent interaction with vendors and product managers.
  • Meets with Merchandise Managers and Product Managers regularly to discuss and resolve supplier issues and to review product line performance relative to goal.
  • Reviews supplier performance and meets with suppliers to address issues and negotiate improvement opportunities and follow up steps.
  • Learns to identify product database errors and follows up to ensure correction.
  • Works on process improvement teams and cross-functional initiatives.
  • Coordinates and communicates daily procurement and distribution plans.
  • Works with demand planners to develop predefined scenarios for demand shaping or supply relocation, capacity (transportation, CFC) to balance / optimize supply and demand.
  • Reviews and validates procurement and distribution plans (based on business rules, lead times, unconstrained forecasts, sales orders, safety stock requirements, etc.)
  • Coordinates with suppliers and Product Managers to identify and reconcile gaps and supply shortages, providing an early warning system for issue identification.
  • Reviews Fulfillment tool reports and takes action accordingly.
  • Develops and implements corrective action plans as needed to address service issues caused by supplier performance.
  • Responsible for managing inventory levels for assigned suppliers / product lines and developing / implementing plans as needed to achieve inventory turns goals.
  • Meets or exceeds established service level goals for assigned items / suppliers.
  • Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of MSC’s vision and unity of purpose.
  • Participation in special projects and performs additional duties as required





  • An Associate Degree in Business or the equivalent experience is required  
  • Experience with Forecasting or Demand Planning preferred.
  • APICs Certified in Production & Inventory Management preferred


  • Computer literacy and proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software is required.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills are required. 
  • Basic negotiation, follow up, and facilitation skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are also required.
  • Basic knowledge of descriptive statistics is preferred.


  • None.


Why MSC  
People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions. 

As one of America’s Best Large Employers (named in 2017 by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty

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