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LP Building Products is a Fortune 1000 leading global manufacturer of engineered wood products located in the heart of downtown Nashville. At LP, creating new solutions for building is who we are. Since we pioneered our first engineered wood product, weve been continually creating better products to fit the changing needs of the building industry.

LPs values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work. For more than 40 years, weve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

Job Purpose

The primary role of supply planning is to support the management of finished goods and work in progress to satisfy demand and inventory requirements. The role derives an accurate view of material requirements needed to support consumer needs by balancing customer orders, customer demand, and inventory data. Supply planning is tasked with establishing reorder quantities for materials and/or coordinating production scheduling activities, taking into account supply lead time, supply constraints, and transportation constraints.

Key Responsibilities Analyst/Problem Solver

Acquire forecasts for all finished goods inventory-consuming events and translate those forecasts into an inventory deployment plan, collaborating with cross-functional partners to ensure the inventory is managed according to constraints and targets that are aligned with the business strategy.

Provide production and capacity scheduling support, coordinating with operations and inventory teams to understand any potential issues that appear which may impact production schedules.

Establish critical inventory parameters (such as ABC and Safety Stock settings, replenishment quantity, and launch quantity), taking into account constraints and input, such as lead time and order cycle time.

Monitor and track inventory levels and reconcile inventory variances using all available resources to identify root causes and supply possible solutions.

Ensure all inventory metrics are met. Identify action items, marshal resources to address action items and follow up on all inventory-related issues to full resolution.

Process Improver

Improve and upgrade inventory systems and reporting.

Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste or optimize customer service.

Internal Collaborator

Develop and maintain inventory planning assumptions in conjunction with purchasing, planning, manufacturing operations and commercial teams, including safety stocks, lead times, order quantities, campaign or production strategy, batch yields, and cycle times.


Report on back orders, short stock, excess items and slow-moving inventory to the parties concerned.

Measure, analyze and report key process metrics, and monitor adherence to key performance indicators (KPIs).

Qualifications Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Base knowledge of supply chain planning and inventory management concepts.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Well-organized and high level of attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills, including demonstrated ability to compile and analyze data, develop metrics, and perform cost benefit analysis.
  • Proficiency using PC-based applications (such as Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and/or Access)
  • Ability to support continuous improvement projects and work efforts.
  • Ability to interpret and apply corporate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to operate a computer and supporting software.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to travel to customer, manufacturing, and/or warehouse locations as needed.
  • Education:
  • Bachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field.
  • Experience:
  • 3+ years experience in production planning, inventory management, or supply management processes preferred
  • LSS Certification preferred
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.
  • Work Environment
  • Office environment with significant phone and computer work
  • LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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