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VCM SC Planning Specialist

  • 06 maart 2018
  • Terneuzen
  • 40 uur
  • HBO
  • € 2500  per maand


  • 06 maart 2018
  • vacaturenummer: 41648

VCM SC Planning Specialist – Chlor-Alkali & Vinyl (CAV) business - EMEAI

Purpose of the role

The purpose of this role within the CAV business in EMEAI is to balance daily supply and demand at
the production location in Schkopau, and the Wilhelmshaven, and Lavera/Fos terminals, in line with
the business supply chain strategy. The VCM SC Planning Specialist is responsible for establishing an
optimized daily asset plan for the short and mid-term horizon that balances priorities such as
maximizing production asset utilization, service levels to in- and external customers while meeting
inventory targets. The role involves responsibilities for monitoring production, railcar and vessel
scheduling, terminal replenishment planning, as well as managing short term exceptions to the
schedules to minimize their impact. In addition, it involves opportunity identification for
improvement opportunities.
The VCM SC Planning Specialist works in close collaboration with the Business Supply Chain Planner
for VCM/ Schkopau site Integration and is part of a larger team of planners for the Polyurethanes &
CAV envelope in EMEAI. Other key contact partners are manufacturing, customer service, product
management and the Dow logistics organization.

Primary Responsibilities:
 Establish an optimized daily production plan that balances various priorities such as maximizing
asset utilization, meeting inventory targets, minimizing transport cost between the assets while
managing variability in demand
 Proactively identifies and remove constraints to execute the plan
 Continually monitor demand variability and supply performance to enable adjustments to the
day to day plan as needed in order to meet the business priorities
 Lead collaboration with customer service, manufacturing, logistics, third-party service providers
and business partners to meet business obligations in case of unplanned events
 Routinely check and track inventory quantity, slow-moving or other inventory statuses and
ensures that inventory volumes meet the plan
 Proactively communicate with customer service, supply chain planner, business and logistics
partners to optimize service levels and to provide status updates as required
 Facilitate regular production scheduling meetings with manufacturing personnel and other
schedulers integrated with the production site to ensure that operating plans are aligned
 Create and track metrics that indicate the performance of the plant against the schedule
 Drive excellence in supply chain scheduling by utilizing the most effective technology for asset
 Participate in supply chain improvement projects
 Identify opportunities to improve service level and supply chain cost reduction
 Ensures that production plan is properly reflected in SAP
 Maintain material master data in SAP

Critical Success Factors
 Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills
 Independent and pro-active issue resolution and decision making
 Good analytical skills and supply chain planning knowledge
 Customer focus
 Ability to perform under pressure

 Bachelor or University Degree in a discipline demonstrating logical thinking or computations
 Fluency in English (written & oral)
 Advanced proficiency in German (minimum oral) is desired
 Proficiency in French is considered an advantage
 Preferably supply chain and SAP experience

Relocation Available

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