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Supply Chain Program Planner

Date: Jan 16, 2023

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman was founded on the belief that people should have the freedom to fix their vehicles. For over a century, we've provided countless products and services to help people do just that.   As a $1.3B*+ global supplier of aftermarket automotive parts, with 3,300+ Contributors, and 28 Sites across the globe, we remain focused on driving new solutions, to help our partners grow their businesses, and help repair professionals and vehicle owners maintain their vehicles (*approx. earnings as of 12/31/21).  Everyone who works at Dorman is called a Contributor. We need everyone, regardless of role and experience, to contribute to our success. That means everyone has a unique ability to make an impact on the business. We encourage all our Contributors to bring their authentic selves to work. The freedom to pursue new ideas, offer different perspectives, and grow in your career is fundamental to working at Dorman.



Job title:         

Supply Chain Program Planner

Reports to:

Customer Experience Manager

Job Summary:

Analyze and support cross functional material commit process for any increased/unplanned, incremental demand. Collaborate with Sales, Customer Experience, Product Management, Demand planning and Supply Chain to ensure incoming supply to achieve Event Program order fulfillment.

Primary Duties (5-7 Key responsibilities)
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Sales, Customer Experience, Demand Planning, Operations and Supply Chain to analyze findings for Program Event delivery dates and fill rate.
  • Identifies supply problems relating to applicable/appropriate material numbers and determines the potential impact of on-time delivery to customers for Programs. Troubleshoots Supply Chain problems and work to solve issues.
  • Analyze and track program performance, including timeliness of execution, fill rate, and sales order balancing. Work closely with Supply Chain to help determine the appropriate inventory levels required for un-forecasted customer needs.
  • Monitor support plans for New Business Proposals (NBPs) and ensure demand plans properly account for NBP volumes and implementation schedules
  • Support Supply Chain to develop and deploy end-to-end supply Chain initiatives to optimize pipeline investments and achieve customer serviceability requirements
  • Manage Event driven supply for on time delivery to our customer with above 95% Fill rates
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong written and oral communications skills - including executive presentation skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated competency with cross-functional engagement and collaboration
  • Proven analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Proficient computer skills – particularly Microsoft Office applications
  • Proven experience with ERP/MRP – SAP preferred
  • Physical Requirement: Capability to lift 20 pounds.
  • Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach, swivel, carry items from one building to another, and speak and actively listen. Noise level is usually moderate.

Education And/Or experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with concentration in one or more of the following:
    • Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial)
    • Management (Supply Chain, Operations)
    • Business
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience as a business professional or military officer


Required Core Values & Competencies

Dorman Core Values

  • Ideation & Innovation
  • Deliver Customer Value
  • Empower Our Contributors
  • Accountability for Results
  • Strive for Excellence





Dorman Products is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives, and cultures at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply, Supply Planner, Demand Planner, Fulfillment, Operations