Supply Chain Planner III-1901488 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 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Supply Chain Planner III (1901488) – Florham Park, NJ
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are BASF, the world's largest chemical company – and we are the leader in sustainable chemical solutions. BASF is The Chemical Company focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world every day. We have strong growth expectations and we're working to build the best team in the Home and Personal Care Industry. We are seeking to hire a Supply Chain Planner to support our Home and Personal Care product lines.
In this role, you will be responsible for managing all processes and systems used for supply management of the given portfolio . This includes order execution (import and/or domestically produced), management of inventory, inventory disposition strategies, KPI performance, master data management (as it relates to materials management and planning), identification and resolution of demand/supply imbalances, and being a key contributor to the S&OP process. The role requires collaboration with Customer Care, Logistics, Procurement (in some instances), Product Management, and Global Source partners. This position reports to the Supply Chain Manager.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Leveraging your education (preferably in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain or a related field) and experience in Supply Chain or business-related field (ex: Customer Care, Supply Chain, Product Management, Procurement, Operations, Production), you will manage supply and inventory balance for the assigned product portfolio and manage inventory levels throughout the Supply Chain, consistent with targets.
Your excellent internal and external customer focus will be evident as you manage the replenishment of products using netted demand in support of inventory targets and delivery reliability goals.
Your ERP experience (SAP preferred) will serve you well as you monitor orders, stock status, and MRP exception messages in SAP, ensuring products are available to support business plan. Additionally, you will use this experience to manage and pro-actively audit master data in SAP (R3 and SNP), including purchasing agreements, ATP, article extensions, etc.
Your strong communication and interpersonal skills will be a valued asset as you interface with Customer Support regarding available to promise and backorders.
Successfully engaging with Product Management and Global Supply partners (or Procurement, if applicable), you will identify, negotiate, and bring to resolution any demand/supply imbalances.
Your demonstrated ability to make value-added contributions in cross-functional project teams will be essential as you identify and manage dysfunctional inventories and recommend and pursue appropriate disposition.
Your proven experience in driving innovation and continuous improvement will be vital as you drive planning improvements to prevent development of dysfunctional inventory.
Using your strong computer skills in Microsoft Office products (Excel and Access preferred), you will analyze KPI trends to identify areas of opportunity and implement improvement where applicable.
Demonstrating your strong analytical thinking capability and proven ability to work effectively in a team environment, you will actively engage in the Sales & Operations Planning process by preparing relevant data, updating KPI's (inventory analysis, short supply, HOI, etc.), and representing the supply planning function by participating or possibly facilitating the monthly meetings.
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.
Primary Location: US-NJ-Florham Park
Function: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.