Supply Chain Planner


Shreveport, LA, US

Division: BENTELER Steel/Tube 
Functional Area: Supply Chain Management 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 40,00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 18085 

Benefits: United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Core Responsibilities:

  • Efficient preparation of the detailed production schedule for the mill using of SAP and MES systems and ensuring a balanced production mix for downstream processes
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP, an ERP system, and MES is critical to be successful in this role; as the ERP system is fully integrated in all aspect of the planning processes
  • Creation and optimization of production orders, through the optimizing of the standard calculation and material allocations; ensuring minimal yield loss and high throughput.
  • Work with Material Planners to align the inbound material flow, from vendors, to prevent downtime in the mill.
  • Continuously communicate with operations, quality, sales, and supply chain team members to report and respond to any potential problems and resolve any issues related to production quickly.
  • Perform independent schedule risk assessments and mitigation planning; facilitate the resolution of material and manpower shortages, backlogs, and other existing or potential schedule interruptions.
  • Manage & monitor production schedules, identifying any problems & driving proper actions to achieve production targets.
  • Provide daily/ weekly analysis on the following critical metrics; on-time production, material availability, capacity constraints, production constraints, and workarounds.
  • Maintain and evolve procedures and systems as needed in a continuous improvement environment
  • Involved in Continuous improvement of master data accuracy within SAP and MES to improve the accuracy of planning functions


Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or related course of study preferred or an equivalent combination of college and/or work experience.
  • Two (2) or more years of professional experience in a production planning and scheduling role
  • Experience in steel manufacturing preferred
  • Experienced with ERP systems is required, experience with SAP production planning modules is preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Basic knowledge of SQL
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbally


Your contact

Karen Freeman 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 318 216-4254 


Your new employer

The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in nearly 30 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Steel/Tube division. Here, we develop and produce custom, precision pipes for customers from energy production, automotive engineering, and other industrial sectors. In this division, we enable the unerring application of our products, from the concept up to process integration and thus to integration into our customers’ value chains. Along with that, our diverse fields of application make sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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