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Supply Chain Planner III; Florham Park, NJ


Job Field: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Location: Florham Park, NJ, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1703812

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… The BASF division of Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaning agents industry and support our customers worldwide with innovative and sustainable products, solutions, and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments, and UV filters. Superabsorbents developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available at  We are seeking to hire a Supply Chain Planner who will be responsible for managing all processes and systems used for supply management of a given portfolio of imported products. Understanding and adhering to contract obligations, preparing plans for BASF required production, and ensuring supply and demand are aligned with plans and capabilities of the sites are key responsibilities of the role. The position requires extensive collaboration with Customer Care, Logistics, Product Management, Global Source partners, and Procurement (as needed). The position reports to the Supply Chain Manager.. Supply Chain Planner III (1703812) – Florham Park, NJ Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Manage supply and inventory balance for assigned portfolio of imported materials.
  • Oversee replenishment of products using netted demand in support of inventory targets and delivery reliability goals.
  • Monitor orders, stock status, and MRP exception messages in SAP, ensuring products are available to support forecasts and business plans.
  • Interface with Customer Care regarding available to promise and backorders.
  • Identify, negotiate, and bring to resolution any demand/supply imbalances working with Product Management and Global Supply partners (or Procurement, if applicable)
  • Manage inventory levels throughout the Supply Chain, consistent with targets.
  • Identify and manage dysfunctional inventories. Recommend and pursue appropriate disposition.
  • Drive planning improvements to prevent development of dysfunctional inventory.
  • Analyze KPI trends to identify areas of opportunity and implement improvement where applicable.
  • Manage and pro-actively audit master data in SAP (R3 and SNP), including purchasing agreements, ATP, and article extensions.
  • Lead regional- and global-level supply chain optimization efforts and actively participate in the S&OP efforts.
  • Manage global and regional allocation of key products when required, including regular collaboration with global colleagues and Joint Venture partners to ensure adequate supply to customers.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You… Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Supply Chain (strongly preferred) or a business-related field (e.g., Customer Care, Procurement, Operations, Production).
  • SAP or other MRP experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to effectively use Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel (preferred), Access, or Tableau.
  • Execution-oriented with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proven experience in driving innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to make value-added contributions in cross-functional project teams.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, collaborative, and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, strong analytical thinking capability, proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent internal and external customer focus.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Customer Service

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