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Shaw Industries Inc Senior Global Supply Chain Planner in Ringgold, Georgia

Job Title

Senior Global Supply Chain Planner

Position Overview

The Senior Planner is responsible for optimizing, analyzing and delivering best in class service for each product within their complex/diverse product portfolio through collaborative efforts with demand planning, category management, sourcing as well as logistics. This position will be responsible for continuous process improvement and innovation in all areas of the planning processes. Effective communication is a key competency as this position will need the ability to communicate throughout the supply chain and be able to target different levels of the organization. They will also lead, manage, coach and develop other Planner team members responsible for service, inventory optimization, distribution network replenishment and suspensions. The Senior Planner will participate in the ES&OP process to discuss new product launches, product transitions, supplier related issues, capacity plans, pre-builds, forecasts and any inventory related activities. The Senior Planner is ultimately responsible for managing and maintaining optimal inventory levels that meet our overall inventory dollar targets, service expectations as set by the business and the respective supply plan goals.


  • Identify and implement innovation for continuous improvement within the planning department whether systems or processes.

  • Manage, train, coach, support, and develop a staff of three Planners and Inventory Planning Analysts as well as their day to day activities.

  • Utilize a high level of business acumen to understand the end to end supply chain and how planning decisions impact other functional areas within the supply chain.

  • Understand how each parameter functions within HSRP and the impact it has on customer service levels as well as inventory levels and warehousing capacities; monitor and update accordingly.

  • Communicate with all levels of management throughout Shaw’s enterprise, understand and tailor communication to target audiences.

  • Autonomous decision making for order placement and problem solving.

  • Field and answer questions from Business Partners, HS HELP, Category Mgmt, Global Sourcing, Demand Planning and Management.

  • Work in partnership with Sourcing Management both domestically and globally.

  • Incorporate an ongoing Performance Experience(PX) for each direct report including but not limited to an annual performance review.

  • Manage inventory levels in HS distribution centers in order to utilize, optimize and balance inventories when needed (stocking and non-stocking RDCs).

  • Participate in ESOP Steps 1 through 4, Mix, Supply, and Demand.

  • Analyze & manipulate data using quantitative/statistical skills as needed to draw conclusions necessary, identify deficiencies and/or additional data needed for decision making..

  • Plan & requisition from a complex pool of suppliers with approx $50 million annual spend through the HSRP system to maintain appropriate customer service levels & inventory levels

  • Participate in meetings as necessary including but not limited to; SPT, Forecast meetings, ESOP and Staff meetings.

  • Publish, monitor and update necessary data through new report creation and/or updating current reporting methods.

  • Understand and calculate Stage Gate Opening Orders.

  • Communicate with Category Management in regard to new and drop products.

  • Maintain daily Planner II & III and Inventory Planning Analyst responsibilities as needed.


  • Demonstrate Customer Orientation

  • Build Trusting Relationships

  • Influence Others

  • Innovate

  • Deliver Compelling Communications

  • Build a Successful Team

  • Coach and Support


  • 4 year degree preferably in Supply Chain or Business related field

  • 5+ years inventory planning experience

  • Experience leading people and building a successful team

  • Quantitative & analytical skills

  • Math and Statistics Skills

  • Supply Chain knowledge

  • Proficient spreadsheet knowledge & manipulation skills

  • Familiarity with data mining/warehousing

  • Experience using Peoplesoft, Microsoft Excel and Google Suite

  • Complex problem solving capabilities

  • Ability to travel as required mostly domestic with some international travel


  • Experience with Tableau or other Analytics Visualization tools

  • CPIM and/or CSCP Certification

  • Black Belt Training

Hybrid work schedule inclusive of an in-office presence when necessary & remote work with a virtual presence.

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit .

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