Operations Planner

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22564 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

W.R. Grace & Co., a leading manufacturer of Specialty Chemicals, has a need for an Operations Planner/Site MRP SME at its Curtis Bay facility. This position is responsible for performing a wide variety of planning and MRP functions for the CB MT facility as well as support site wide MRP initiatives.


  • Conduct all material planning activities for select unit operations
  • Order all materials needed for selected production units
  • Participate in the management of OOS material in cooperation with the other MT MRP planner and business product specialist
  • Manages comprehensive list of all material produced with configuration and order quantities
  • Collaborate with the other MT MRP controller to orchestrate back hauls of materials from the Cabot warehouse
  • Provide prioritization of shipments to the logistics supervisor
  • Provide leadership in month-end financial closing actions including waste accruals
  • Coordinate the annual inventory audit activities
  • Manage all feeds to the selected production operations
  • Resolve PO and invoicing issues with internal buyers and/or vendors
  • Conducts other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements and Environment

  • Ability to work in a high hazard environment, including adverse weather conditions, elevated spaces, confined spaces, extreme temperatures, and noisy surroundings.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs and ladders over 100 ft.
  • Must be willing to wear PPE (Personal Protective equipment) including but not limited to hard hat, protective eyewear, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, Level A suit, full face respirator

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Business or STEM curriculum plus (5) years experience 
  • Or (10+) years’ experience in manufacturing/planning field with high school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Familiarity with SAP and MRP/logistics, managing multiple workstreams/units and initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, Power point, and SAP
  • Ability to wear requisite PPE
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to problem solve and troubleshoot issues independently
  • Able to communicate effectively across all levels of organization
  • Meet customers’ needs in a timely manner
  • Work efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Work with multiple priorities in a fast paced, high demand environment
  • Work in a high profile position under limited direct supervision
  • Must have excellent communication (verbal and written) ability and facilitation skills


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Contribution Plan 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program

U.S. Employee Benefits Summary (grace.com) 

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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore