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Demand Planner

STIHL - Virginia Beach, VA

Our client, STIHL, is a world leader and global manufacturer of Outdoor Power Equipment and headquartered in Germany with manufacturing facilities around the globe. Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in Germany with the first electric chainsaw in 1926, the STIHL name has remained synonymous with outstanding innovations, high-quality products and comprehensive service.

The U.S. headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA, STIHL Inc. has grown from 50 employees in 1974, assembling one model of chainsaw, to over 2,100 employees, working on our 150 acre campus, to assemble, produce, market and support a full range STIHL products. Today STIHL Inc. manufactures over 80 models of chainsaws and outdoor power equipment in our more than 1 million square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.  STIHL is the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America sold exclusively through a network of more than 10,000 authorized local STIHL Dealers from coast to coast and exported from the U.S. to more than 80 countries worldwide.

STIHL has engaged us in the search for an energetic and detail-oriented Demand Planner for its North American Headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA.



In this compelling and exciting position, the Demand Planner will coordinate, implement and oversee the activities involved in the procurement of components and spare parts required for production and sales orders from outside suppliers, other STIHL Group subsidiaries and ANDREAS STIHL. They will coordinate the outflow of parts and materials to branches, distributors, STIHL Group Subsidiaries and ANDREAS STIHL. In addition, this individual will provide research, technical and project support to the Spare Parts warehouse.

Your high-energy level, ability to motivate, enthusiasm to participate a dynamic team who strives for excellence and your passion for Outdoor Power Equipment as well as your eagerness to succeed are most valued.


Objectives and Key Responsibilities

  • Reviews and analyzes procurement requirements in MRP (Material Requirement Planning) and production schedules, monitoring inventory levels and reconciling inventory levels with planning schedules.
  • Places orders for a defined group of higher priced components from outside suppliers, other STIHL Group subsidiaries and ANDREAS STIHL.
  • Schedules and expedites orders, follows up on deliveries by communicating with suppliers, STIHL Group companies, Warehousing, Purchasing or other internal personnel.
  • Receives orders for production and spare parts from STIHL Inc., ANDREAS STIHL, and other STIHL Group companies, reconciling information as required and reviewing orders in production/shipping schedules.
  • Monitors order fulfillment and resolves problems with internal and external personnel as required. Balances levels of inventory to accommodate the inflow and outflow of materials, parts or products required to implement engineering product changes.
  • Works with Engineering to define future changes and plan for inventory requirements. Works with other department personnel, such as Production, Quality Assurance, Engineering, etc. to rectify defective or unacceptable goods or to change future order requirements.
  • Researches, plans, develops and participates in projects designed to change or alter current policies, procedures and/or systems with respect to material logistics and planning. Maintains currency with respect to technical and professional skills by attending training classes, special technical and administration courses, seminars, exhibits and trade shows as needed.
  • Assumes additional related responsibilities as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline preferred
  • 2-3 years of related experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • SAP experience preferred
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