Eastman Distribution Resource Planner Chemical Intermediates, EMEA in Capelle Aan Den Ijssel, Netherlands

Do you want to influence your own development and are you looking for an environment where you can pursue your interests across functions and geographies? Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. Welcome to Eastman Chemical Company…

This is Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Our market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

This is the role

As the Distribution Resource Planner for Chemical Intermediates, EMEA, you are the interface between Sales, Customer Service, Warehousing and Global Planning. Your main target is to guarantee an uninterrupted supply process by balancing supply, inventory and demand. Furthermore, you are an active partner on all supply related questions from business partners (BO Management, Demand Manager, Product Quality, Sales, Logistics, Customers Services, Manufacturing and Supply Planner). You work closely with Global planning and report to the EMEA Supply Chain Manager EMEA.

The processes that you will be involved in include;

  • Planning: you develop and maintain the 6-month rolling supply plan for imported products, understand and execute the key analytics in line with the supply processes to achieve optimal demand & supply balance, actively support the Supply Manager in developing the 24-month supply plan and participates in the S&OP process.

  • Inventory: you are responsible for warehouse inventory planning of the external warehouses, manage inventory levels and replenishment orders in line with agreed inventory targets, you manage aged & blocked inventories, and work with manufacturing and product management to minimize impact to the business. Furthermore, you are responsible for monthly reconciliations of inventory levels stored at 3rd party warehouses and consignment stocks while initiating and leading assigned annual physical stock counts.

  • Projects & Coordination: you support, handle, coordinate and/or facilitate problem solving around customer inquiries and business processes, such as: product management, complaint handling and returned material. You understand business and product strategies for the product range covered. Timely review and approval of complaint resolutions. You initiate improvement opportunities (processes, tools and knowledge) and support implementation of these pro-actively, including optimization of shipment modes, loads and packaging based on costs and inventory. You lead S&OE meetings and communicate summary to stakeholders while maintaining Master Data of the Advanced Planning Tool.

  • Reporting: You assume responsibility for effective and timely Analysis and Reporting, analyze demand data and measure forecast accuracy, evaluate and maintain Safety Stock and Target Inventory numbers for the region and ensures full compliance with Corporate Standard Operating Procedures and all Sarbanes Oxley required processes.

This is who you are

You are a self-starter and independent thinker who has the ability to think outside the box, work in a team environment and is flexible in a changing environment. As an experienced Distribution Planner, you can assimilate and comprehend information to determine the "big picture". You embrace complexity, have strong communication skills, and can focus on the changing external environment. You are a passionate Supply Chain professional and constantly look for ways to improve things around you.

This is what you bring

This role requires the ability to think strategically and execute methodically. Furthermore, you bring demonstrated cross functional project management experience, strong analytical skills in combination with advanced Excel, SAP and Advanced Planning Software (OMP). Finally, you hold a Bachelor or Master degree from an accredited university in Logistics, Supply Chain or Industrial Engineering or related business fields. A APICS CPIM or comparable certification is a strong pre.

This is what we offer

Our spirit of innovation and collaboration along with our diversified business line creating challenges and opportunities for growth is what makes Eastman a great place to build a career. Here, you can find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and a global work environment. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Interested?

For further information about this position please contact Ahmed Farah via +31623912258 or send your application via the apply button.