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Sr Analyst, Material Planner


Posted: 8/8/2019
Job Reference #: 668176
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Job Description

Position Title
Sr Analyst, Material Planner

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Functional Work Area
Supply Chain & Logistics

Job Purpose & Responsibilities
Role Purpose:
The Master Planner is responsible for product availability to meet required service levels against optimal costs and working capital (inventory), translating and interpreting the outcome of the S&OP of the assigned Value team(s) into an optimal production plan. This role requires pro-actively identifying (potential) issues, communicating them and solving them in cooperation with all parties involved (manufacturing, customer service, demand planning), keeping the optimal balance between cost and service levels.

Major responsibilities include:
• Act as voice of customer to manufacturing base
• Analyze weekly planning results from APO-SNP and confirm appropriate order packages to manufacturing, balancing against known manufacturing constraints and the agreed monthly S&OP production plans.
• Communicate cross functionality on plant status, customer issues and inhibiting execution of master production schedule
• Manage product line inventory levels to meet monthly operations plan, balance sku level DIOH (inventory mix) to ensure desired resource levels are maintained. Prevent Inflow of aged finished goods in partnership with Demand Planners, Product Planners, and Fulfillment Analyst
• Coordinate and lead planning for annual plant outages to ensure quantity of supply to customers. This includes cross functional communication between manufacturing and supply planning to ensure the correct master data elements are in place for APO-SNP planning.
• Manage Made to Inventory (MTI) replenishment, and control inventory to meet quarterly DOH targets.
• Work closely with MPS planners and manufacturing to ensure the sequencing of orders achieves the proper service levels.

Key Metrics:
• Product Line Service to our Customers (service)
o Delivery to first promise
o Manufacturing Execution/Reliability
o Inventory Stockouts
• Product Line DOH (working capital)
o SKU Level DIOH management
o Aged Inventory Reduction/Elimination
• Product Line Cross-Site Loading (cost)
o Production Planning Accuracy
o Adherence to Economical Batch Sizes

Education/Experience Requirements:
• BA/BS degree
• Minimum 3 years in scheduling or production planning, demand planning, in manufacturing environment and/or manufacturing/engineering experience
• Demonstrated ability to use analytical tools to solve business problems
• Proven ability to work with, and communicate to, all levels of the business (manufacturing, customer service, …)
• Proven expertise in Microsoft Office programs
• Proven expertise in SAP planning
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and execute to deadlines

Work Traits:
• Problem Solver
• Customer Service
• Highly motivated
• Business Acumen
• Team work
• Quality / Detail Oriented
• Initiative
• Results oriented

Eligibility Requirements:
• You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.
• You must be 18 years or older
• You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
• You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
• You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Desired Skill
Desired competencies:
• Experience in APO-SNP a plus
• Manufacturing experience

United States of America


Texas (TX)


We’ve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, you’re the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. We’re committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. We’ve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.