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Job Description :

Job: Logistics
Primary Location: Newark, 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 Logistics Planner to be located in Newark, OH. As Logistics Planner, you will mainly be responsible for the effective planning and scheduling of goods in process and finished stock for the Tectum plant. You will also be tasked with overseeing inventory flow and with meeting and exceeding all customer service objectives.  


Your duties as Logistics Planner will also involve identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing them to planning and scheduling processes. To be successful in this role, it is required to collaborate heavily with customer service, corporate logistics, production planning, and plant production department to understand demand forecasts, manufacturing constraints, and customer needs.


Responsibilities of the Logistics Planner:

  • Ensure safe behavior and performance for plant personnel through adherence to all regulatory requirements and plant safety policies
  • Complete daily processing of production orders for manufacturing and in various systems
  • Monitor and adjusts schedules, raw materials, and GIP daily
  • Maintain accurate planned production in master scheduling file and Epicor
  • Develop end item schedules based on customer service policies, forecast and actual demands, established manufacturing parameters (i.e., repetitive cycle analysis and run size), and current inventory and order balance levels
  • Maintain GIP inventory and determine and implement disposition of excess GIP items
  • Communicate with Customer Focus Center regarding requests for improvements to shipping dates
  • Provide direction to Logistics/Specials Coordinator about special order promises to customers
  • Create and deliver forecasts to ensure accurate ordering of raw materials and packaging
  • Manage finished stock odd-lot and slow-moving SKUs.


Required Qualifications and Education of the Logistics Planner:

  • Bachelor’s degree OR High School Diploma/GED and 3+ years of experience in production planning and inventory management
  • Strong skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications of the Logistics Planner:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with SAP and proficiency with logistics software packages such as Epicor
  • Knowledge of Lean tools and methodology


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 (Newark, OH)

Our Tectum manufacturing plant, one of seven Armstrong ceiling plants in North America, employs approximately 100 people across 2 shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of our Tectum product.   With over 60 years of innovation and experience in reducing noise worldwide, our Tectum plant has the right product for your noise problem.


This position is located in beautiful and historical Newark, Ohio, the county seat of Licking County, 40 miles northeast of Columbus.  Licking County has lots to offer.  We have an abundance of parks including Newark Earthworks, the National Historic Landmark where visitors can explore 2,000-year-old geometric earthworks that served as both cathedral and astronomical observatories for the Hopewell Culture.   If you want to stay indoors, The Midland Theatre is a beautiful 1,200-seat theatre offers exciting and affordable family-friendly shows, legendary artists, world-class dance, and intimate stage-door performances.



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 an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


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. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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