Supply Chain Planner III, BASF

Posted 1 year ago

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Supply Chain Planner III – Support Chattanooga
Where the Chemistry Happens
The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF develops, produces, and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants, and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction coatings, adhesives, cellulosics and composites, and paper manufacturing. With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, our customers benefit from innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry.
For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit
As a member of the North America Supply Chain team, you will support the overall success of the Dispersions & Resins business in North America. Your role as the Supply Chain Planner is to manage an assigned product portfolio in support of customer delivery service goals, inventory targets and optimize service costs.

Formula for Success
This position is a critical planning role within the dispersions team. You will be leading the finished goods planning activities for one of our Chattanooga production facilities. This position will also be tasked with driving effective collaboration between our production, supply chain and product management teams to meet our customer demand. Expected roles/responsibilities for this role will include:
Review previous production and establish a finite production schedule based on forecast (or allocation) to meet customer demand Support the scheduling and transportation logistics for finished goods Month-end inventory reconciliation and weekly cycle count for finished goods Dysfunctional inventory management Tier 2 Inventory Tracking – heel batches, excess material, customer returns Drive effective utilization of SAP and the DP&S board versus excel sheet scheduling Improve process order management Work with SAP group to create background jobs to automatically execute repetitive tasks
The plants have always had the responsibility of the master data setup, costing, BOM creation, master routing, etc. This position would take on a portion of this workload for a more streamlined process.

Qualifications – BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, supply chain, chemistry, or related field Masters or advanced degree in business management, supply chain, chemical engineering or related field preferred. 4+ years’ experience in operations, supply chain, business management, manufacturing, or related function. Working experience within manufacturing or material-based companies, preferably in the chemicals market. Time management, prioritization.
Excellent communication skills – presenting at various levels of the organization High proficiency with MS office tools: Excel, PowerPoint critical.  System tools SAP/MRP Supply chain expertise in planning, supply/demand balancing, inventory strategy, network planning, EDN strategy and team structure. Strong people skills; working closely with operations, product management, commercial leadership Analytical skills; ability to pull and analyze data quickly. Organizational skills; managing many complex processes. Team development and strong leadership skills.

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.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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