Cardinal Health
Supply Chain Planner
At a glance
Location: US-IL-Waukegan Map
Posted: 01/02/2020
Closing: 02/01/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Cardinal Health
Job description

What Materials Management contributes to Cardinal Health

Materials Management is responsible for the management of material inventory levels to ensure that raw material components and manufactured products are available when needed to satisfy the plant and customer requirements. Responsibilities include the planning and procurement of material components to minimize obsolescence and overstock situations while achieving maximum customer service levels


  • Serve as primary Purchasing contact for the Supplier and develop long term relationships through constant communication including daily operational interaction and cadenced business reviews
  • Comprehensive ownership and efficient management of the purchase order life cycle (Review order exceptions, create POs, and ensure receipt)
  • Partner with Sourcing and Business Transformation counterparts to deliver consistent messaging and feedback to Supplier partners including opportunities for Supply Chain improvements
  • Manage activities with Supplier portfolio to meet key metrics including Days Inventory On Hand, Service Level, Lead Time, Supply Chain Cost, etc.
  • Hold Supplier partners accountable for accurate information and timely resolution of open orders
  • Maintain purchasing system parameters for assigned Supplier portfolio (order minimums, order days, order cycle, etc.)
  • Review ongoing and potential service failures and take appropriate action including the placement of emergency purchase orders, root cause analysis, and continuous improvement activities with Supplier and Operations partners
  • Understand and communicate Supplier partner product supply constraints via Supplier backorder reports and manage the release of backordered products into the supply chain


  • Bachelor degree, or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of supply chain concepts, financial acumen, and product knowledge

  • Experience with purchasing and planning systems strongly preferred

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytic skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft office
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Works on complex projects of large scope
  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
  • Completes work independently receives general guidance on new projects
  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Supply Chain Planner