Material Planner

$25 - $30 hourly
Job Category: Supply Chain
Position Type: Contract / Temporary
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 132174
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Our client is a leading chemical company dedicated to delivering high-quality products and innovative solutions to consumers. We are seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented Material Planner to join the team and play a crucial role in optimizing the supply chain processes. 

As a Material Planner for this multi-billion-dollar company, you will be responsible for effectively managing the procurement and inventory of raw materials used in their chemical manufacturing processes. The ideal candidate will have expertise in SAP and possess strong analytical skills to ensure timely and cost-effective material availability. 


Material Planner Responsibilities:  

  • Develop and execute comprehensive material planning strategies to meet production demands and maintain optimal inventory levels 

  • Leverage SAP software to manage and monitor material requirements, inventory levels and order processing efficiently 

  • Collaborate with suppliers to negotiate contracts, monitor performance and ensure the timely delivery of high-quality raw materials 

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to analyze demand forecasts, sales trends and market conditions to anticipate material requirements 

  • Implement strategies to minimize excess inventory, reduce carrying costs and prevent stockouts 

  • Generate and manage purchase orders, track deliveries and resolve any discrepancies or issues in a timely manner 

  • Utilize analytical tools to evaluate material usage patterns, identify opportunities for cost savings and make data-driven recommendations 

  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations, quality standards and company policies in all material planning activities 

  • Proactively identify areas for process improvement within the material planning function and implement best practices 


Material Planner Requirements:   

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred  

  • 1-3+ years within supply chain planning and procurement 

  • SAP or Oracle are required 

  • Attention to details paired with strong communication skills  


If you are interested in this Material Planner position and meet the requirements, please apply today!  


Thank you,  


Jenna Bartley  

Senior Project Manager, Supply Chain  

LaSalle Network  



LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries.

LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets. LaSalle Network offers temporary Field Employees benefit plans including medical, dental and vision coverage. Family Medical Leave, Worker's compensation, Paid Leave and Sick Leave are also provided. View a full list of our benefits here