Senior Demand Planning Analyst

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric


Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of the highest quality arc welding products, automated joining assembly and cutting systems, and has a global leading position in brazing and soldering alloys. With over 125 years of innovation and service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation, drive growth and provide a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric: we operate to a higher standard to build a better world.

Req. ID23125 




PURPOSE: Support overall FG business planning process to ensure high customer fill rates and promise date attainment.



  • Support the overall FG business planning process as needed (Machines, WCTA and Replacement Parts)
  • Lead/support strategic FG Planning projects
  • Drive continued improvement for higher service levels for FG Demand Planning
  • Continued development and implementation of distribution stocking strategies to ensure high customer fill rates and promise dates
  • Manage the timing and release of purchase orders for finished goods materials from 3rd parties and subsidiaries to properly maintain distribution center stock, service levels and planned days of inventory
  • Achieve the organizations FG inventory DOH and distribution cost attainment goals
  • Communicate closely with suppliers to improve on-time delivery performance
  • Perform root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions to ensure high level of inventory accuracy
  • Set annual performance targets for function in the areas of inventory and service; linking metrics to overall business unit objectives
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Demand Planning Manager of Finished Goods 
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • Four year college degree preferably in Engineering, Operations, Logistics, Business or Materials Management
  • Experience in operations planning, materials management, and inventory control
  • APICS certified or the willingness to enroll and complete the APICS certification program
  • Six Sigma Grey Belt, Six Sigma Red Belt or Black Belt certified preferred
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems preferably SAP
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • High level of analytical ability to utilize complex planning system and identify “root cause” process problems
  • Must be able to handle a constantly changing set of priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to find meaningful long term business solutions
  • Results oriented and quality focused



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Distribution/Logistics 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, ERP, SAP, Manufacturing, Technology