Planning Analyst

About Us

As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand.  Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in Germany with the first electric chainsaw in 1926, the STIHL name has remained synonymous with outstanding innovations, high-quality products and comprehensive service.


STIHL is seeking a highly motivated Planning Analyst to join Team STIHL in our Virginia Beach, VA location! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


Company Benefits Include:

  • Multiple bonus opportunities with potential annual merit increases
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center for employees and family members
  • Company Paid Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Company provided Life Insurance
  • Fully vested after 5 years Pension Plan
  • 401k Plan with employer match
  • Vacation, & Sick time with 11 paid holidays


About You: 

This individual will maintain proper branch inventory levels for powerheads, accessories and spare parts to meet the product availability goals. To support the Manager Branch Planning in optimizing processes and communication as well as enhancing system support.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for optimization of branch inventory for powerheads, accessories and spare parts. Ensures there is a good balance met between product availability, minimizing handling costs and reduce scrapping cost.
  • Troubleshoots and provides training assistance to department and customers. Creates annual planning projection package and consults branches in setting up the annual budget for sales and purchases.
  • Places orders for spare parts and finished goods. Reviews sales to dealer orders and pace of consumption at all STIHL branches. Requests add-on orders or releases, if required, to meet the product availability goals.
  • Troubleshoots incomplete orders or forecast deviations in SAP monthly. Responsible for coordinating the correction of missing and/or incorrect purchase plan or purchase order information with Product Planning.
  • Seeks out feedback from sales planning team and branch management when necessary.
  • Responds to questions regarding inventory availability, sales usage history, backorders and order statuses.
  • Coordinates with the VB Spare Parts Dept., and our Sales Planning team, as well as outside vendors.
  • Maintain branch sales forecasting parameters on accessories and spare parts. Responds to customer inquiries.
  • Monitors forecast accuracy and follows up with the branch on areas of concern.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned, such as reporting.

Specifications internal

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2+ years of related experience preferred.
  • APICS certification preferred.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach