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Supply Chain Planner III - Florham Park, NJ/Cincinnati OH-1702516

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…

BASF has recently been recognized as one of America's Best Employers by Forbes Magazine. At BASF, our largest assets are our people and the chemistry they create is fundamental to BASF's success. We have strong growth expectations, and we're working to build the best team in the Home and Personal Care Industry. We welcome you to be part of our winning organization.

This position is responsible for managing all processes and systems used for supply management of the given portfolio. This includes order execution (import, 3rd party, and 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 leader of the S&OP meeting. It requires collaboration with Customer Care, Logistics, Procurement, Product Management, and Global Source partners. The position reports to the Supply Chain Manager.

The Master Production Scheduler (MPS), as a member of the North American Supply Chain team, is responsible for converting demands (forecasts, customer orders, internal orders) into production orders/replenishment orders/supply plan at the APG plant in Cincinnati, OH.

Supply Chain Planner III (1702516) - Florham Park, NJ

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Manage the Production Schedule and Raw Material management for APG Cincinnati assets.
- Responsible for overall production plan of APG plant, packaging schedule, and raw material and package procurement, for the 0-6-month time horizon.
- Take into account the forecast, new business opportunities, backlog, availability of material, available capacity including tank capacity, and management policies and goals.
- Responsible for raw material procurement per the APG production plan requirements.
- Use SAP to develop campaigns and creation of corresponding process orders.
- Work with the output of the S&OP to manage capacity and utilization for manufacturing to achieve customer requirements and corporate goals.
- Key contributor at APG demand validation meetings.
- Responsible for capacity balance reporting for APG asset at the S&OP meeting.
- Supply management of new product launches.
- Drive planning improvements.
- Manage supply planning-related master data.
- Monitor customer orders, stock status, and exception messages in SAP, ensuring supply is available to support business plan.
- Manage communication with Customer Service and Product Managers on availability issues.
- Collaborate with Product Management when a shortage situation arises by providing the supply plan to support allocation plan development and execution.
- Communicate shortage situation including details needed for Supply Chain Alert notification process.
- NA FOH and ME Supply Network Management
- Responsible for the overall FOH and ME demand-supply and inventory balance to support all site planners that use FOH and ME.
- Lead EM FOH and ME Demand-Supply Balance Meeting.
- Provide FOH and ME forecasts to Procurement and Global EM sourcing partners for consolidated EM NA requirements.
- Interface with Global EM FOH and ME supply points to maximize BASF EM capacity utilization and cost minimization.
- Manage master data and inventory management to targets
- Quality and Inventory KPI contributions and management:
- Support TRIR and safety-related KPI's and objectives.
- NCM (non- conformance management) investigator for product availability related NCM's.
- Accountable for inventory health and collaboration with Operations and Product Management on off-spec disposition.
- Establish inventory target and track/communicate progress toward Inventory value (OIV) and days of Inventory (DIV).
- Analyze KPI trends to identify areas of opportunity and implement improvement where applicable.

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.
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required, preferably in Supply Chain or a business-related field e.g., Customer Care, Supply Chain, Product Management, Project Management, Procurement, Operations, Production).
- SAP experience strongly preferred, including SAP ERP scheduling module, SAP APO DP, and SNP.
- A thorough understanding of production scheduling theory and techniques, particularly in experience in managing inventory. Raw material management desirable, but not required.
- Experience in supply planning is required.
- Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work effectively and make value-added contributions in a multi-function team environment to achieve goals
- Excellent organizational and collaborative skills; able to handle multiple, concurrent tasks effectively.
- Strong computer skills with the ability to effectively use Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel and Access.
- Execution oriented with strong problem solving skills.
- Ability to set priorities and make decisions in a dynamic and complex work environment in a time sensitive manner
- Ability to establish a plan and drive its execution to successfully deliver results to meet or exceed business objectives
- Proven experience in driving innovation and continuous improvement
- Self motivated, strong analytical thinking capability, proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Excellent internal and external customer focus
- Travel 15%


Primary Location: US-NJ-Florham Park
Other Locations: US-OH-Cincinnati
Function: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EMN-Care Chemicals NA

About BASF Corporation

BASF SE, formerly BASF AG, is a Germany-based chemical company. The Company has six business segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. Chemicals segment offers products in the chemical, electronic, construction, textile, automotive, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Plastics segment offers a range of products, system solutions and services. Performance Products help its customers to improve their products and processes. Functional Solutions segment bundles system solutions and products for customers and industries. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired Revus Energy ASA (Revus), an oil and gas exploration and production company. On September 26, 2008, it acquires Attapulgite Mining, Inc. On December 15, 2008, it acquired the concrete admixture business of Kejie Admixture Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Kejie). On December 19, 2008, BASF AG acquired Sorex Holdings Ltd.

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