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BASF S&OP & Supply Network Planner – Automotive Coatings in Southfield, Michigan

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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!

S&OP & Supply Network Planner – Automotive Coatings (ECN) (2101740) – Southfield, MI

Where the Chemistry Happens

As a member of the North American Supply Chain team, you will be responsible for managing initiatives to support the Sales and Operational Planning process to ensure strategic efficiency for the ECN business. You will be the tactical interface between Manufacturing, Technical, Commercial, Marketing, and the Supply Chain organization. Additionally, you will have responsibilities to drive the most optimal production network setup that aligns with our strategic market planning.

Success in this role will come from your desire to operate in a high paced environment where cross functional interaction is an integral component of its responsibilities. You will serve as a strong and analytical project manager, and one who can run multiple capacity planning scenarios and professionally manage conflict and crisis. You will develop strategic concepts around optimizing network utilization per site and technology, and coordinate sourcing changes. The role will have you demonstrating your skills in data analysis to identify potential capacity constraints and drive solutions within the tactical planning horizon as outlined in the framework of S&OP.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your educational and professional background in Supply Chain Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply/Demand Planning, Logistics, Operations, or a related field, you will manage North American, Tolled, and imported items with the supply chain planning team against customer requirements.

  • Your thorough understanding of inventory management will allow you to mitigate demand and supply changes through critical path reviews, lead Sales & Operations Planning activities, and drive strategic initiatives around sourcing solutions.

  • Utilizing your strong organizational, leadership and change management skills, you will facilitate and drive solutions in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrating your excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaborative skills, you will deliver successful projects, process improvements, and inventory cost savings.

  • Your proficiency in MS Office (notably in MS Excel) and SAP will serve you well as you analyze a complex data set.

  • Your APICS CPIM or equivalent Supply Chain qualification will demonstrate your expertise in supply chain management and will help you to lead continuous improvement projects for the OEMs.

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-ECN/L-Logistics-63017725

Title: S&OP & Supply Network Planner – Automotive Coatings

Location: MI-Southfield

Requisition ID: 2101740