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Logistics Planning Coordinator


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Logistics Planning Coordinator to work in our Millsdale Manufacturing facility located in Elwood, IL, a southern suburb of Chicago. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the daily logistics activities which include shipping, receiving, material planning, transportation scheduling and purchase order administration.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Direct Materials PO Creation & Execution of Processes and Procedures

  • Establish standards, develop procedures and manage operations to ensure a disciplined approach to procure direct materials per local/regional and corporate agreements in an optimum manner to provide timely and efficient delivery of materials to meet production requirements to satisfy customer demand at the best TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

Materials Planning Strategy and Execution of Processes and Procedures

  • Effectively utilize established materials planning processes and procedures to ensure timely and efficient delivery of materials to meet production requirements to satisfy customer demand and maintain appropriate inventory levels.

Inbound Direct Material Transportation Planning & Execution 

  • Effectively utilize transportation planning procedures, processes, analytics, metrics and standards to ensure timely and efficient delivery of materials to meet production requirements to satisfy customer demand.

Rail and Warehouse Planning & Execution 

  • Effectively utilize rail and warehouse planning procedure, processes, analytics, metrics and standard to ensure seamless un-interrupted service of rail and warehouse operations to meet production requirements to satisfy customer demand. 


  • Utilize SAP, databases, and outside customer portals to support company operations and meet customer expectations. 


•    Minimum of 3-5 years of administrative experience; 6-8 years preferred
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Supply Chain experience a plus
•    Knowledge of and proficiency with SAP required
•    APICS-CIPM certified a plus


•    High School Diploma or equivalent 



Stepan Company does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

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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Nearest Major Market: Chicago