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Supply Chain Inventory Planner

Job Title: Supply Chain Inventory Planner

Reporting To: Supply Chain Inventory Manager

Role Location: Woodridge, IL

Percent Travel: 10%

About Globe Union:

Globe Union strives to be a positive force in our industry and communities. Our approximately 10,000 employees worldwide are guided by our passion statement, "One Family, One Vision." We provide a positive, collaborative, and entrepreneurial environment, along with an opportunity to grow with a winning team. We are seeking individuals who will bring the same passion to the organization and commit to the success of Globe Union.

Globe Union is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of kitchen and bathroom plumbing fixtures, faucets, and fittings.

Danze, Inc. and Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, LLC are subsidiaries of Globe Union Group, Inc.

Position Description:

As supply chain inventory planner, responsibilities include both demand management and inventory planning of specific product lines.  The planner ensures an adequate supply of product to service customer needs while minimizing working inventory investment by assessing demand activity.  The planner will reflect demand changes in our planning systems to ensure high accuracy of forecast needs and ensure accuracy in inventory records, item usage history, and forecasting files.

Scope of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for end-to-end planning of inventory from purchase requisition to customer invoice
  •  Develop production and inventory management plans to support projects and promotions
  • Facilitate meetings with sales teams to valid forecasts over and above core business
  • Conduct financial risk assessments on above
  • Conduct root case analysis when necessary
  • Support internal customer service inquiries
  • Participate in after-hours conference calls with overseas factories, often once weekly.
  • Identify current and potential product shortages, develop and execute recovery, advise interested parties of status and recovery plans.
  • Maintain and update master files [items, vendors, etc].
  • Constant interaction with sales and assessment of demand requirements. Reflect changes in SKU level forecasts.
  • Coordinate SKU level unit forecasts with agreed to Product Category revenue expectations.
  • Achieve consensus on operating plans and inventory goals.
  • Provide reports and requested information to management as needed.
  • Develop systems and procedures required to meet service and inventory turn objectives.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain or equivalent education and experience.
  • 1 - 3 years experience in product planning and/ or supply chain.
  • Good understanding of Supply Chain Metrics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Planning coordination with the Asia factories.
  • Ability to bond with sales and marketing organization.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with all levels of the organization.
  • Oracle application experience preferred.
  • Hardworking, action-oriented, and results driven.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite. Intermediate/Strong skills in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, hlookups)
  • Willingness to cooperate and accept added responsibilities.
  • Good understanding of Master Data and Databases
  • Experience in process improvement initiatives
  • Team player, experience in working in a highly cross-functional organization

Globe Union offers excellent benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.
  • 401(k) with generous company match.
  • Annual vacation.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Life and disability insurance.
  • FSA.
  • On site fitness center. EOE.