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Supply Chain Planner

Virginia Beach, VA

If you are a person that is passionate about Material Requirement Planning, thrives on challenges, and wants to work at a place where every day is different, then we have the perfect position for you!

STIHL Inc. is seeking a Supply Chain Planner to provide administrative, research, and project support to company personnel involved in analyzing material performance, supplier capabilities, and unit costs.

Position Highlights:

  • Growth – 400% Growth over the past 20 years.       
  • Stability – Located in Virginia Beach since the early 70’s, our organization has NEVER had a layoff!


  • Minimizes assembly downtime and meet or exceed goals and objectives in regard to cost savings, quality, inventory management and assembly downtime.
  • Provides regular training, instruction and guidance to include the department’s proper supply chain procedures, strategies, and negotiations as well as engineering changes, use of blue prints, the MRP system, and PC systems.
  • Analyzes, plans, releases, controls, reschedules and cancels orders based on material requirements in SAP with use of Material Requirement Planning (MRP).
  • Maintains an adequate supply of materials to keep all production areas working, to meet spare parts requirements, and keeps obsolete and excess material inventory levels at a minimum.
  • Coordinates and implements activities of inbound and outbound material flow between STIHL Group Subsidiaries.
  • Communicates the production schedule with responsible production departments and performs direct labor planning for these departments.
  • Monitors and evaluates production statistics and advises on performance standards. Evaluates established time standards in relation to actual performance and recommends action as needed.
  • Maintains appropriate inventory levels consistent with the ABC cost analysis.
  • Selects the appropriate mode of transportation with external suppliers to meet production and spare parts requirements.
  • Keeps premium transportation costs to a minimum. Initiates supplier bill-backs where supplier is the cause of shipping by premium transportation.
  • Reviews capacity and develops a capacity report to identify time periods when capacity could impact production’s ability to meet demand.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as needed.





  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.                                        
  • 5+ years related experience preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of MRP system; SAP applications preferred.





EOE/ Drug Free Workplace

*A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components. "Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2017 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.