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BASF Supply Chain Planner III in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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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 Large Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Supply Chain Planner III – Support Chattanooga, TN & Freeport, TX

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

  • Leveraging your educational and professional background in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Operations, or a related field, you will manage production planning and inventory management as a member of the supply chain planning teams in Chattanooga, TN & Freeport TX which is a key production site for the Dispersions and Resins business

  • Using your experience in operations, supply chain processes, and ERP (preferably SAP), you will execute Material Requirements Planning (MRP), to determine net production requirements, finite planning, establishing inventory targets, and safety stock levels to support excellent customer on-time deliveries.

  • Effectively coordinating with other stakeholders, you will work with Procurement, Business Management and Product Management to establish bulk finished goods and packaging alternatives, trial plans, secondary suppliers, and to optimize cost and service for BASF and other 3rd party packaging sites.

  • Engaging across the business, you will perform business-critical tasks including development of supply strategies with BASF 3rd parties, addressing supply and demand imbalances, and minimization of dysfunctional inventory

  • Your problem-solving and analytical skills will be essential as you represent the site during Supply & Operational Planning reviews, coordinate network supply balancing across our Dispersions sites, and manage supply constraints together with the Customer Support and Product Management teams.

  • Your strong interpersonal and communication skills will be essential to build strong relationships and process improvements with the operations, quality, engineering, and logistics teams at the Chattanooga & Freeport sites to drive asset effectiveness, coordinate downtime planning, and optimize costs and material flows.

  • Relying on your passion for continuous improvement, you will identify and execute operational excellence projects with a Lean Six Sigma methodology ensuring long-term success for the Chattanooga and Freeport supply chain processes

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.

Job: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service

Organization: N-EDN/S-Supply Chain-63000358

Title: Supply Chain Planner III

Location: TN-Chattanooga

Requisition ID: 2103518