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Supply Chain Planner III


Job Field: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Location: Houston, TX, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1703949

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… As a member of the North America Petrochemicals Supply Chain team, you will be responsible for the master production scheduling and the execution of the strategic plan for the BASF Acrylic Monomers and Oxo Alcohols business in North America. This includes developing and leading the finished goods Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process in alignment with the commercial targets of the business. You will work closely with the Commercial, Operations, and Finance Teams responsible for the Acrylics monomers business. Supply Chain Planner III (1703949) – Houston, TX Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Lead the supply planning portion of the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process for the Acrylic monomers business unit, which feeds into the overall planning process for the business.
  • Balance the finished goods inventory in North America and establish monthly production schedules for operating facilities.
  • Identify, communicate, and rectify all demand/supply imbalances and required production schedule changes.
  • Monitor plant adherences to production schedules and initiate actions to help achieve targets.
  • Establish and maintain product inventory levels throughout the supply chain consistent with the business inventory targets and required customer service level agreements (SLA).
  • Communicate needs for imported and swap volumes to rectify supply imbalances.
  • Coordinate and execute swap and exchange activity with trading partners.
  • Identify supply chain continuous improvement projects to optimize inventory, improve cycle times, and identify tolling opportunities, and lead teams to address these opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain scheduling master data in SAP (e.g., BOMs, Routings, Work Centers, Lead Times, Safety Stock, Lot Sizes) to generate planned orders.
  • Manage startup of new third-party logistics facilities which include, but are not limited to, full SAP setup, logistics, and article extensions.
  • Serve as the Material Master Data Process and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) expert for the North American Petrochemicals business.

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. BASFRS

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 in Supply Chain, Business, Logistics, Engineering, or a related field required.
  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience (e.g., Customer Care, Supply Chain, Procurement, Operations, Production).
  • Strong SAP/ERP skills, with knowledge of Supply Network Planning tools and systems preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process.
  • Highly-motivated, entrepreneurial, and enthusiastic self-starter with strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels within the organization and with external partners.
  • Ability to effectively lead projects and to develop improvement ideas.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel.
  • APICS CPIM certification or in process is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Petrochemical industry value chain is a plus.
  • Experience with various modes of bulk transportation, including marine (deep tank/barge), rail, and bulk liquid truck is desired.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Customer Service

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