Supply Chain Planner

Job Details

Department: Supply Chain

Supervisor: Ludmilla Grace

Shift: Office

Pay Rate: Exempt

Close Date: When filled


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 Supply Chain Team at STIHL’s corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.

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 specific production areas working, to meet spare parts requirements and keeps obsolete material inventory levels at a minimum.
  • Coordinates and implements activities of inbound and/or 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.
  • Maintains appropriate inventory levels consistent with the ABC cost analysis.
  • Advises Inventory Auditors of any inventory discrepancies.
  • Selects the appropriate mode of transportation 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.
  • 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 over of 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.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as needed. 


Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Manage in a partnership-like manner
Contribute Expertise
Think analytically and solve problems
Form Relationships
Shape Change
Work in a results-oriented manner
Take Responsibility
Think and Act Entrepreneurially

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach