Sr. Demand Planning Analyst

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.


Location: Euclid - 22801 - Cleveland, OHUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Salary Full-Time
Function: Supply Management
Req ID: 24586



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
  • Continuous Improvement Certifications/ training preferred: 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


Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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