Job Information

BASF Global Supply Chain Planner (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN59533854BFA2

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Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Maryana Dzhandarova,, Tel.:+49 30 2005-56508

BASF SE, located in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, is the corporate headquarters of the BASF Group and part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. BASF stands for competence in chemistry since 1865 and is represented today in the world's major consumer markets, with a wide range of products. As the largest employer in the region, BASF SE offers multiple career opportunities for students, university graduates and professionals providing also training in over 30 professions. Leisure, sports, culture and a good infrastructure characterize the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, in which BASF is also involved with numerous activities. Learn more about BASF SE at

The Catalysts Division is the world's leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. We develop technologies for air protection, fuel production and for efficient manufacturing of chemicals and other products, including battery materials. We help our customers to be even more successful with our knowledge of precious and base metals and our passion for innovation.

What you can expect

Within our unit Supply Chain Management & Asset Optimization, you will be dealing with the global production steering of the end-to-end supply chain of a given product portfolio as well as regional production planning for certain products.

  • In your role as Global Supply Chain Planner, you will constantly review as well as drive planning bucket improvements and increase supply reliability as well as availability and resolve global portfolio availability conflicts.

  • As well, you will conduct system integrated planning with APO, including maintaining planning master data in SAP and will identify opportunities for process improvements as well as drive innovations.

  • Furthermore, you will prepare and lead local as well as global production planning meetings, ensuring aligned plans and execution with all process parties.

  • You will take appropriate actions within the S&OP framework to define and optimize planning or inventory models, develop appropriate KPIs and monitor the performance.

  • Last but not least, you will build strong relationships with various internal capabilities and be able to address day-to-day issues as well as ensure timely resolution.

What we expect

  • bachelor's or master's degree in business administration or supply chain management

  • minimum of five to eight years of experience in production scheduling, planning and inventory management

  • proficient user of SAP (planning) systems and MS Office applications

  • fluent in English and German

  • strong analytical skills with a high attention to detail and problem-solving capabilities

We offer

Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

  • A secure work environment because your health, safety and wellbeing is always our top priority.