Senior Production Planner


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

Stepan is seeking a Senior Supply Chain Planner to join our Planning team in Northbrook, IL. In this role, you will report to the Supply Chain Team Lead.  
The Senior Supply Chain Planner will be responsible for analyzing processes and data in our supply chain by collaborating with others, developing skills, and providing process improvement. Technical skills will include maintaining daily schedules, performing statistical analysis, reviewing demand, refining long term planning models, and representing the department in S&OP meetings.

Key Responsibilities:
• Utilize, Analyze, and optimize procedures to execute timely delivery of expectations to internal and external customers.
• Meet the needs of the customer while supporting department and company financial goals and objectives
• Ability to prioritize, problem solve, meet deadlines, and communicate up and down the organization
• Optimize supply network for areas of responsibility through effective utilization of supply chain tools and best practices.
• Lead capacity review process for assigned portfolio by managing mid-to long-term capacity constraints, developing recommendations to proactively resolve constraints, and provide direction to sales and customer service to manage customer expectations.
• Drive implementation of IT systems to support company operations and meet customer expectations as needed.


• 2+ Years of Supply Chain Experience
• Establish strong communication skills to be effective in building positive relationships
• Training with continual process improvement methods with a demonstrated ability to identify issues, conduct root cause analysis and take action to fix issues
• Experience in Microsoft Excel
• Demonstrated knowledge of MRP processes and systems (SAP)
• APICS (ASCM) certification a plus


• Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management, statistics, mathematics, or similar field required



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 22 global manufacturing locations and over 2,500 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 over 90 years. Today, Stepan is a $2.7 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,500+ 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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