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BASF Supply Chain Planner III- Louisville, KY (Hybrid) in Louisville, Kentucky

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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 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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Supply Chain Planner III ( 2202265 ) – Louisville, KY

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Dispersions & Colorants 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 & Colorants business in North America, please visit

As a member of the North America Supply Chain team, you will support the overall success of the Colorants 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 raw materials sourcing, planning and inventory management as a member of the supply chain planning team in Louisville, KY.

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

  • 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, Product Management, site operations and logistics to coordinate supply and inventory levels for raw materials, develop and execute inventory strategy to support sales and cost targets.

  • 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.

  • Lead digitalization enhancements in material planning utilizing best in class SAP planning, Supply Network Planning (SNP) for mid to long range material planning

  • Work with our procurement team and key suppliers to improve and stabilize our material supply for the colorants business, troubleshooting and resolving supply risks to maintain consistent material flow.

  • Support new product transitions and develop inventory strategy for all discontinuing and new products.

  • Work closely with product management for creation of new articles for raw materials

  • 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 Louisville site 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 Louisville supply chain processes

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic atmosphere, purchasing in a complex raw material environment

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.

Job: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service

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

Title: Supply Chain Planner III- Louisville, KY (Hybrid)

Location: KY-Louisville

Requisition ID: 2202265