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BASF Senior Supply Chain Planner in Florham Park, New Jersey

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Senior Supply Chain Planner (2201836) – Florham Park, NJ (pref), Houston, TX, Geismar LA

Where the Chemistry Happens

As the key supply chain focal point within the Butanediol and Derivatives Business (CIB – Chemical Intermediates) organization, you will be responsible for planning domestic production and import products, along with global coordination. We are seeking someone like you, a self-starter who can effectively manage several high-profile products concurrently. You will work with several internal functions, including Global and Regional Supply Chain, Marketing, Sales, Controlling, Manufacturing, Customer Care, and Procurement.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your educational background in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or a related field, combined with your professional experience (preferably in planning and operations), you will lead regional- and global-level supply chain optimization and S&OP efforts within the Diols portfolio of products, and serve as a key interface to both the Regional and Global Product Management and Supply Chain groups.

  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will collaborate across all regions (NAFTA, Europe, South America, Asia) and cross-functionally (e.g., Marketing, Supply Chain) to develop plans to optimize BASF performance globally.

  • Demonstrating your planning experience and strong customer focus, you will manage production planning in a highly integrated and dynamic environment, which will include master scheduling, finite planning, distribution requirements planning, capacity balancing, and inventory management as part of a global supply network in order to meet customer and business requirements.

  • Your superior analytical skills, combined with your thorough knowledge of current SCM concepts, will be a valued asset as you define and participate in projects targeted to specific opportunities in SCM.

  • Driving strategic decisions for the business, you will develop and execute production and purchase plans in support of customer service goals, inventory targets, and manufacturing efficiencies.

  • As a role model, you will drive efforts to enhance customer relationships by collaborating and optimizing with key customers.

  • Using your knowledge and experience in SAP, you will manage planning master data in OMP and SAP (R3 and APO) including article extensions, BOM’s, recipes/ routings, productions versions, etc.

  • Utilizing your business savvy, you will have end-to-end ownership of order management, monitor sales forecasts vs. actual sales and inventory levels for deviation from plan, and develop initiatives and corrective actions.

  • As an entrepreneur, you will help suggest and drive improvements in the CIB business which require Global or CIN Regional Supply Resources to execute

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-CIN/BB-Business Mgmt Butanediols & Derivatives-63026404

Title: Senior Supply Chain Planner

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 2201836