Dow Chemical Production Scheduler in Ringwood, Illinois

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for a Production Scheduler in Ringwood, IL. The purpose of this job is to balance supply and demand for the Ringwood Manufacturing Site for the Adhesives Supply Chain Organization within the Performance Plastics Division.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Resolve supply-demand issues created by competing priorities including raw materials.

  • Create production and packaging schedules for the Ringwood site in order to achieve optimum product availability, asset utilization, and supply chain efficiencies including raw materials.

  • Serve as a local site coordinator/planner for raw materials.

  • Develop, update, and monitor performance of proper product schedule sequencing for each plant reactor to ensure efficient operations.

  • Resolve supply-demand issues created by competing priorities including working directly with the business and customer service to resolve conflicts.

  • Responsible for building scenarios of production and supply chain capabilities and limitations.

  • Maintain and execute planning and scheduling within SAP (maintain and create material masters, work centers, routings; review MRP exceptions; create planned orders, work directly with customer service to address orders to align them to the production schedule).

  • Monitor aged/blocked inventory and maintain at target levels including intermediates and raw materials.

  • If needed, develop exchange, swap and toll agreements.

  • Provide input to and participate as required in the Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP) process.

  • Track key performance metrics, supply chain performance data, and generate improvement opportunities.

  • Support supply chain initiatives by interfacing with other supply chain personnel in the business and shared services.

  • Lead/participate in improvement initiatives to deliver improved performance and lowest cost to serve.

  • Provide raw material forecast procurement and suppliers.

  • Work with purchasing on optimum vender sourcing, new material contracts, etc.

  • Provide back-up for other roles within NAA supply chain.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications is required, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Must be proficient in SAP or similar software systems.

  • Must be able to learn new computer systems quickly.

  • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities, managing multiple projects and meet deadlines.

  • Must have strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Must be able to work in an empowered team environment, as well as be able to work independently.

  • Have a high regard for personal safety and the safety of others.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Associate or Higher degree in Supply Chain, Manufacturing or related field, or four (4) or more years of military training/experience in Supply Chain field, is an asset.

  • APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) certification is an asset.

  • Previous experience in a Chemical manufacturing environment is an asset.


  • High school diploma or GEDANDat least five (5) years of experience in a Manufacturing role or Supply Chain role is required.


  • An Associate or higher degree, or four (4) or more years of military training/experience,ANDat least three (3) years of experience in a Manufacturing role or Supply Chain role is required.

About Dow:

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at .

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at , you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


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