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Finite Scheduler


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

•    Lead cross functional communication between Operations, Production Planning and Materials Management and other impacted teams within Stepan for Production Status updates, Maintenance requirements, and Staffing changes.
•    Utilize manufacturing experience to optimize the production schedule (0-3 days) to satisfy customer needs and optimize throughput ensuring that raw and component materials are available 
•    Manage the on-site trailer fleet 
•    Align Site Logistics to optimize take-away plans to maximize operational efficiency 
•    Drive continuous improvement processes through scheduling optimization, cost reductions, and collaboration with stakeholders 
•    Utilize standard planning procedures/policies/manuals 
•    Utilize weekly and monthly performance metrics including key performance indicators (KPIs) to drive performance improvement 
•    Utilize analytics, metrics, and models for tracking and optimizing site logistics and the production schedule considering the total cost of ownership 
•    Drive cost savings considering plant infrastructure and inter-plant trailer usage
•    Participate in monthly site demurrage, restricted inventory and on-time service meetings
•    Develop SAP skills to participate in IT infrastructure opportunities to support company planning operations
•    Proactively address network optimization opportunities, drive process improvements, and ensure best in class IT practices
•    Provide training and drive optimization of SAP as it relates to Supply Chain Scheduling and site logistics


•    Minimum of 5 to 8 years’ experience in chemical operations or supply chain
•    Effective communication skills
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications
•    SAP Proficiency is a plus
•    Must be able to work effectively with people at all levels inside the Company


•   High School Diploma required and bachelor's preferred




Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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