Material Planner

$30 - $40 hourly
Job Category: Supply Chain
Position Type: Contract / Temporary to Hire
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Oak Park , Illinois
Job ID: 135166
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Our client, a leader in the consumer-packaged goods industry, is looking to elevate their supply chain operations and is actively seeking a dynamic Material Planner to join their team. 


As an integral part of our client's team, the Material Planner will contribute to the fine-tuning of the supply chain, ensuring seamless operations and cost-effectiveness. The ideal candidate has a strategic mindset, exceptional organizational abilities and a proven track record of collaborative success in cross-functional teams. 


Material Planner Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop comprehensive deployment plans aligned with production schedules and customer demand 

  • Utilize ERP functionalities to optimize inventory levels and distribution, ensuring on-time delivery of products to meet customer requirements 

  • Leverage ERP systems to monitor and analyze inventory data, track order fulfillment and identify opportunities for process improvement 

  • Implement strategies to minimize excess and obsolete inventory while maintaining sufficient stock levels to meet customer demands 

  • Work closely with production, procurement and warehouse teams to ensure accurate inventory data 

  • Foster effective communication channels with internal stakeholders, including production, logistics, sales and customer service teams 

  • Proactively identify process inefficiencies and recommend improvements to enhance overall supply chain performance 

  • Generate and analyze reports to evaluate key performance indicators (KPIs) related to deployment and logistics 

Material Planner Requirements: 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret complex data 

  • 2-3+ years in inventory management, deployment, or logistics 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams 

  • Demonstrated ability to drive process improvements and implement best practices 

  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy in inventory management 


If you are an ambitious professional passionate about optimizing inventory processes, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.  


Thank you, 


Tatum Abegg  

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: View a full list of our benefits here.