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Demand Planner - Huntsville, AL Job

Date: Jan 5, 2018

Location: Huntsville, AL, US

Company: BASF

Demand Planner - Huntsville, AL-1800062

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.

Description
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 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 Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

In this role, you will serve as the primary interface with Sales, Marketing, & Supply Chain and will maintain, analyze, and provide an accurate forecast. In addition, you will maintain the forecast segmentation and perform statistical analyses. You will work closely with the Commercial team and Supply Chain to support adherence to the agreed-upon strategy and achievement of supply reliability and inventory targets. You will maintain and enhance the integrity of APO Demand Planning Systems, along with the continuous improvement of the planning processes. This role requires a highly-seasoned expert that can guide the organization and foster best practices such as statistical modeling, demand validation, and continuous improvement.

Demand Planner (1800062) – Huntsville, AL

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Serve as process owner of SAP planning functions, including APO modules, and lead the integration of advancements/improvements in SAP planning systems.
- Manage monthly customer and product forecasts incorporating Sales and Marketing information, concentrating on both short- and long-term planning intervals.
- Lead Demand Validation meetings with site and senior leadership, and participate/ lead the overall Sales and Operational Planning process.
- Prepare and analyze performance reports including forecast accuracy, maintenance/management of the APO Demand Planning Systems steering tables, ABCXYZ classification analysis, and the selection and use of statistical models for forecast development using historical sales trends.
- Act as a key player in the annual sales budget development process with Sales, Marketing and Finance, including generation of future catalyst demand process in SAP.
- Participate in customer interaction with key customers and canners to improve forecast accuracy and collaboration on systematic processes.
- Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, and Finance to understand demand forecast drivers, align forecast with sales plans, review financial targets, and analyze customer demand drivers.
- Work closely with Supply Chain Operations Manager, Master Schedulers, and Sales to ensure accuracy of the demand in SAP, including management of the phase-in/phase-out demand process.
- Participate in Regional and/or Global Demand Planning Community meetings for knowledge exchange regarding new forecasting tools, best practices, insights, training, and process improvements.
- Liaise with Regional Demand Planning Business Application Managers/demand planners to ensure consistency and continuous improvement in-demand planning, and support of S&OP governance team.

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.

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

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Supply Chain, or a related field.
- At least 5 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, focusing on in demand analysis, forecasting, or planning.
- Proficiency in statistics, forecasting, and forecasting methods with an understanding of financial and operational impacts
- Excellent organizational, communication, collaborative, and interpersonal skills for global collaboration, and effective interaction with all teams and levels of business affecting the forecasting process
- Strong working knowledge of SAP R3, SAP APO, and Supply Chain Management concepts such as MRP, demand planning, and forecasting processes
- Strong querying/database/Excel skills required.
- APICS CPIM, APICS CSCP, or IBF certification is preferred.

Primary Location: US-AL-Huntsville
Function: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
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