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Logistics Coordinator Job

DATE: Apr 10, 2019

LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Logistics
Primary Location: Hilliard, Ohio
Relocation Offered: No 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: No


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Armstrong World Industries is currently seeking a Specials Planner to join our Logistics team in Hilliard, OH. As Specials Planner, you will be responsible for meeting customer service metrics for fill rate and lead time by ensuring the effective planning and scheduling of Value Stream 2.  This includes managing raw material, global infrastructure partners (GIP), and inventories.


You will also be tasked with quoting specials and processing specials orders, including item setups in all required systems.  In addition, you will be also responsible for partnering with VS2 to implement improvements to the overall specials process.


Responsibilities of the Specials Planner:


Planning Processes

  • Complete all daily processing in SAP, including negative ATP and MD06 for VS2 SKUs
  • Monitor and adjust daily schedules regarding raw materials and GIP
  • Accurately maintain planned production in master scheduling file and SAP
  • Oversee GIP inventory by coordinating GIP supply from both internal and external sources
  • Determine and implement disposition of excess GIP items
  • Manage raw material procurement and inventories for VS2 processes
  • Communicate with Customer Focus Center regarding requests for improvements
  • Monitor capacity of VS2 to ensure that lead time requirements are met
  • Track lead time performance on special orders and act to ensure we meet goals
  • Partner with VS2 to understand customer needs, capacity, scheduling, production, material issues, and opportunities


Specials Processes

  • Quote specials using plant capability matrix and current costing files
  • Process orders for special items accurately and within the established time goal
  • Enter specials into SAP system, including screens for material master, links to DC, and costing
  • Enter data into scheduling, packaging, and pallet files, and all other systems (WMS, POD, MX)
  • Create job sheets and item specifications in current spec system for all finished stock items
  • Manage and coordinate system setup for new and changes to current standard items
  • Perform daily production reconciliations and WMS tag checks to ensure validity


Required Qualifications and Education of the Specials Planner:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and web-based applications
  • Ability to quickly become proficient in software packages such as SAP


Preferred Qualifications of the Specials Planner:

  • Associate’s Degree in Business or related field
  • Knowledge and demonstrated understanding of plant production processes
  • Familiarity with Lean tools and methodology
  • SAP experience


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Hilliard, OH)

Our Hilliard Plant, one of ten Armstrong plants in North America, employs 100+ people across multiple shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of acoustical ceiling tile.  The Hilliard plant prides itself in placing high priority on safety, quality and exceeding customer expectations.


Located 13 miles west of downtown Columbus, the city of Hilliard is a charming blend of old and new.  Leisure strolls through historic Weaver Park, football games at OSU, thriving businesses and chic boutiques and shops are just some of the many ways that Hilliard caters to both ends of the generation spectrum.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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