Demand Supply Specialist

Company description

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc., is a company of diverse businesses unified by shared values and vision. We serve the agriculture, mining, industrial, and water reclamation markets with a broad range of products and technologies, worldwide. Serving these customers well is a passion and a commitment-one that the people of Tessenderlo Kerley find rewarding, empowering, and meaningful.

If you want the work you do to make a positive impact on the world in which we live, working alongside innovative, quality-focused people of vision, then Tessenderlo Kerley is the right place for you.

Job description

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Role Description:

As a Demand Supply Specialist, you are responsible for the planning of inventory and operation of the terminals. While acting as a vital part of the supply chain team, you will be working across the organization to ensure the most efficient supply plan and agile shipping response processes are created. You are someone who’s always thinking ahead and has alternative approaches in his/her back pocket.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deeply understand business parameters and utilize this knowledge to optimize daily inbound receipt and outbound shipment processes at the terminals.
  • Passionate about meeting or exceeding standards and goals to ensure the master data is accurate and current in SAP to help drive the DRP and MRP functionality.
  • Promote new ways of looking at processes to work more effectively with the manufacturing organization to maximize their time related to supply issues.
  • Discuss ideas and guide internal customers towards the most appropriate (strategic) solution by giving focused advice and constructive feedback when working with the supply planner for the implementation of this solution that ensures a seamless product placement process.
  • Creatively process key financial information while working with the finance team to keep them apprised of inventory fluctuations each month when looking at receipts vs. shipments.
  • Appropriately involve operations and the planners in decisions and plans to affect seamless work that ensures products are at targeted inventory levels.
  • Develop models for 24 months out to help understand any current or future inventory storage issues for discussion at the monthly Supply Reviews.
  • Schedule physical inventory audits to meet audit and BU requirements.
  • Work to remove barriers while collaborating with terminal operators to provide timely month-end inventory levels.
  • Apply technical knowledge to correctly address working with transportation organizations to ensure the equipment is in the correct location and the most efficient mode is utilized.
  • Create STOs or shipment receipts for storage depots.
  • Assist in training and being trained in other cross-functional duties within the department.
  • Office working environment with standard working schedule (work hours over standard hours may be required including starting early, staying late, or working weekends).
  • Able to travel as required up to 40%.


    Key Knowledge Skills and Behaviors:

    • B.S. in Supply Chain, Operations, or 3-5 years of equivalent working experience
    • Understanding how to function in a highly compressed seasonal business
    • Extensive knowledge of how to work with SAP in supply planning and daily operational processes. If experienced in using DRP, MRP is a big plus.
    • Broad-based knowledge of the storage depot operations
    • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite, with extensive capability with Access and Excel. Ability to maximize the demand manager’s and supply manager’s time in the supply process
    • Demonstrate abilities in change management, project leadership, and teamwork.


    Why join Tessenderlo Kerley:

    • Work/life balance
    • Fun and rewarding environment
    • Learning, development, and teamwork
    • Community involvement/outreach
    • Challenging and meaningful work

    Benefits & Rewards:

    • Medical-Dental-Vision-Prescription (low employee premiums!)
    • 401k Plan with a dollar for dollar matching, up to the first 5% of employee contribution
    • 401k Company Retirement Contribution at year-end, equal up to 4% of annual base salary
    • Short-Term Incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
    • Life Insurance – 2x Annual Base Salary
    • Paid vacation & sick time & 10 paid holidays per year
    • Tuition Reimbursement- up to $5,000 per calendar year- Non-Taxable
    • Adoption Assistance-up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
    • Business Travel Life & Accident Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Telemedicine program - for you and your dependents
    • Long-Term and Short Term Disability insurance
    • Company referral program

    Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


    Experience level
    Mid-Senior Level
    Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
    Business unit
    Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
    United States