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Supply Chain Planner-1703266

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…

This position supports Chemical Engineering Research (CER) in Wyandotte, MI. CER is dedicated to support the robust and profitable manufacturing of both new and existing products through process know-how and innovation initiatives. This is where scale-up, development, product introductions, production research, and even small-scale production takes place. To carry out its purpose, the high performing CER group employs labs and pilot plants that range from half-gallon to 2,500-gallon chemical reactors. CER hosts over 80 scientists, chemical engineers, associate scientists, technicians, and developing engineering interns. CER houses several groups with superior employee engagement, either in corporate research, or dedicated to one of the business units.

This position is aligned with similar positions at this level at other business partners whom we support. This role will provide production planning and scheduling as well as support supply chain raw material planning, finished goods inventory planning, processing of returns, extending new raw material article numbers, dysfunctional inventory monitoring, and related approvals and transactions activities. The role also provides support to article number management (BOM's and routings / SPASS / FMS). Responsibilities include samples shipping and receiving, also include month-end closing processes, finished goods inventory balancing (daily), inventory management through formal cycle counts, and backup of the other team members as needed.

Supply Chain Planner (1703266) - Wyandotte, MI

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Create production schedules and ensure availability of necessary raw materials to maintain those schedules.
- Lead continuous improvement projects within Logistics
- Facilitate supply planning side of schedule and aligns the master schedule with the aggregate Research Plan and Production Plan.
- Use capacity planning tools to ensure validity of schedules. Review and manage all schedule change requests.
- Identify, negotiate, and resolve any supply/demand issues with the tenants of CER, the business groups, Marketing, Sales, Production, Research, and the Engineers.
- Balance scheduled stability with customer responsiveness and ensures that past dues do not occur in Master Schedule.
- Develop and implement comprehensive supply chain raw material planning and replenishment, inventory management, and logistics support for the CER.
- Ensure effective implementation of business and operating rules to ensure supply chain integrity, integration, and bottom-line results.
- Manage the month-end closing process for all raw materials consumed in the production unit, intermediates generated, and finished goods to insure product placement to meet customer requirements. Make appropriate adjustments in SAP and Cispro following generally accepted accounting practices.
- Communicate with the engineers, production team, product management team and marketing/sales team daily to insure priorities are aligned and plans are in place to execute.
- Produce daily finished goods inventory balance reports.

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 in Supply Chain Management or a related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of experience is Supply Chain, Customer Care, production planning, production scheduling, material planning, or a similar field; OR non-degreed candidates would be expected to have at least 6 years of related experience in Customer Care, Supply Chain, Procurement, Operations, or Production.
- Detailed working knowledge of SAP relative to production planning, raw material replenishment, material master maintenance, shipping scheduling, and inventory reconciliation.
- Familiarity with Chemical Inventory System Pro (CISPRO) for tracking chemical and laboratory supplies preferred.
- Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to provide raw materials or finished goods planning and associated tasks with this role.
- Proven ability to work in a team to collaborate for achievement in a fast-paced environment.
- Outstanding communications, written and verbal communication skills, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills.
- APICS CPIM certification within 2 years preferred.

Primary Location: US-MI-Wyandotte
Function: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: GM/N-Global R&D - Advanced Materials & Systems

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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