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Senior Master Data Planner; Florham Park, NJ Job

Date: May 19, 2017

Location: Florham Park, NJ, US

Company: BASF

Senior Master Data Planner; Florham Park, NJ-1701815

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment 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 Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The BASF division of Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the leading supplier for the cosmetics industry, as well as the detergents and cleaning agents industry and support our customers worldwide with innovative and sustainable products, solutions, and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments, and UV filters. Superabsorbents developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available at

Senior Master Data Planner (1701815) – Florham Park, NJ

As a Senior Master Data Planner for Care Chemicals, based at BASF's North America (NA) headquarters in Florham Park, NJ, you will accelerate business unit operation performance by supporting Supply Chain (SC) initiatives, and by taking overall ownership and management for SAP accuracy, error resolution, auditing, communication, and training.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Drive onboarding and skills development of SC community on SAP, and planning of best practices, assessing/reporting on planning variability, and answering questions.
- Serve as the gatekeeper for Care Chemicals through management of the SAP/decomplexity process and all deletion hindrances.
- Provide second-level support for Care Chemicals Supply Chain NA and act as a liaison between IT and FS.
- Function as BAM for Care Chemicals and represent the business at all ERP-related community meetings.
- Provide communication of all new advancements and trainings to the SC community.
- Execute major releases and all user acceptance testing, and facilitate training for SAP upgrades (quarterly business wave updates).
- Support or lead major projects as related to SNP and Planning.
- Perform routine maintenance of SAP to ensure effective system performance for planners.
- Carry out auditing on planner performance regarding master data management.
- Collaborate with the Global Master data team to improve consistency and portfolio optimization.
- Drive resolution of AHD tickets, daily CIF errors (SAP system error between R/3 and APO), and help desk inquiries.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Operation Management, Logistics or Supply Chain, or a related discipline; advanced degree and/or APICS certification a plus.
- A minimum of 6 years of professional experience in Supply Chain Management area, combined with at least 3 years of Supply Chain Planning experience in a SAP environment; manufacturing industry experience would be desirable.
- Strong SAP, collaboration, communication, and organizational skills.
- Advanced knowledge of Supply Chain Planning, as well as Material Master Management.


Primary Location: US-NJ-Florham Park
Function: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EMN-Care Chemicals NA

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