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Distribution Planner

Associated Materials
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Description

Associated Materials, is the parent company for leading residential building product brands such as Alside, Gentek, Alpine and Preservation.  With a legacy of over 70 years in business, we create, develop, manufacture, extrude and distribute beautiful siding, windows and more throughout our network of North American company-owned distributors. 

Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Associated Materials has over 4000 employees across its U.S. and Canadian manufacturing footprint and our extensive North American distribution center network (120+ locations!). We are a charter member of the Vinyl Siding Institute, the American Association of Architects, the National Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

This combination of established brand recognition, manufacturing capacity and distribution reach makes for an exciting and rewarding employment value proposition. Join us, and discover the next step in your career journey. 

Job Description

Plan and coordinate product distribution activities for each customer.  Develop continuous improvement initiatives to increase efficiency, productivity and customer services. Stay up-to-date with target customers, global market and supply chains.  The Distribution planner is also responsible for planning and coordinating shipments from our siding plants and distribution warehouses.  Driving an optimized supply chain through order flow, truck utilization and routing.  Supplying key reporting and analytics around continuous improvement of process and supply chain.


  • Optimize truck utilization and transportation with a focus on reducing spend.
  • Address opportunities with loading and delivery of products from distributions locations to the supply Centers.
  • Develop and maintain key distribution reports that drive insightful action with a focus on results.
  • Drive cross-functional communication and reporting that optimizes the supply chain with a focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Drive analysis to reduce expenses in the supply chain and deliver the on time product need.
  • Balance inventory levels at each Distribution location.
  • Address customer service issues that controls distribution spend.


  • Coordinate, plan and execute distribution functions for the supply centers.
  • Monitor shipping status and drive results for optimize days to load and truck utilization.
  • Address inquiries regarding shipping status.  Drive optimal resolution.
  • Prepare and maintain necessary distribution reports for management with insightful actions needed to reduce expenses while driving service.
  • Contact with cross-functional teams to resolve issues.
  • Work with transportation team to coordinate pick-up and delivery activities.
  • Review and recommend improvements for existing distribution process.
  • Work with Planners to optimize distribution channels through order and delivery flow and timing.
  • Work with customer service to drive optimal solutions for the direct customers.   


  • Supply Center Operations Managers
  • Corporate Supply Chain Team
  • Manufacturing Plant personnel
  • Transportation
  • Customer service




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (preferred)
  • Experience using all Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excel proficient preferred
  • Communication skills to express ideas and concepts verbally, visually and in writing
  • Planning and organization to set targets / milestones and follow through on commitments
  • Familiarity with Vinyl Siding/ Metal/ Roofing and related building products
  • Experience in distribution planning
  • APICS certification (preferred)




Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Recruiters: Please note that Associated Materials, Alside and any of its affiliated companies does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or offers of recruiting service associated with any published or unpublished employment opportunities. Any unsolicited information sent to AMI or any of its employees will be considered as unencumbered and free from any fee or charge whatsoever. Only members of our Human Resources Team have authority to engage or authorize recruiting services. Any questions regarding recruiting services of any kind must be sent to jobs at

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