Supply Chain Planner


​​​​​​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, passionate Supply Chain Planner to join our Material Logistics team at our corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


This individual will analyze moderate material planning requirements for specific production areas. They will also maintain appropriate levels of materials and supplies in stock and escalates both parts and suppliers challenges to supervisor


Position highlights include: 

  • Competitive Compensation with multiple bonus opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability  
  • Pension Plan & 401k with employer match 
  • Vacation, Sick, & Paid Holidays  

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyzes, plans, releases, controls, reschedules and cancels orders based on material requirements in SAP with use of Material Requirement Planning (MRP).
  • Maintains an adequate supply of materials to keep all production areas working, to meet spare parts requirements and keeps obsolete and excess material inventory levels at a minimum.
  • Coordinates and implements activities of inbound and outbound material flow between STIHL Group Subsidiaries.
  • Communicates the production schedule with responsible production departments and performs direct labor planning for these departments.
  • Monitors and evaluates production statistics and advises on performance standards.
  • Evaluates established time standards in relation to actual performance and recommends action as needed.
  • Maintains appropriate inventory levels consistent with the ABC cost analysis.
  • Advises Inventory Auditors of any inventory discrepancies.
  • Selects the appropriate mode of transportation with external suppliers to meet production and spare parts requirements.
  • Keeps premium transportation costs to a minimum. Initiates supplier bill-backs where supplier is the cause of shipping by premium transportation.
  • Reviews capacity and develops a capacity report to identify time periods when capacity could impact production’s ability to meet demand.
  • Responsible for maintaining the lead times section of the MRP as well as the firm and trade off zones in the scheduling agreement.
  • Contacts suppliers regarding material problems within his/her planning codes, such as delayed receipt, poor quality, wrong items, etc. and resolves issues as required.
  • Works with other departmental personnel such as Production, Quality Assurance, and Engineering to rectify defective or unacceptable goods and plan for the future.
  • Maintains manual and computerized records and documentation pertaining to past activities, order specifications, supplier specifications, and performance histories and provides to management as needed.
  • Responsible for planning the change overs for all Engineering changes.
  • Maintains currency with respect to technical and professional skills by attending training classes, special technical and administrative courses, seminars, exhibits and trade shows as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 4+ years related experience preferred.
  • Performs work under general supervision.
  • Handles moderately complex issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff. .
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of MRP system; SAP applications preferred.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach