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Distribution Resource Planner Specialty Plastics, EMEA


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 advanced materials and specialty additives 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. Its 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 more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

 

This is the role
As a Distribution Resource Planner at Eastman Chemical, you’re 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’re an active partner in all supply related questions the cross-functional teams (BO Management, Demand Manager, Product Quality, Sales, Logistics, Customers Service, Manufacturing and Supply Planner). You work closely with Global planning and report to the EMEA Supply Chain Manager, Specialty Plastics and Tires Additives.

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. You lead S&OE meetings and communicate summary to stakeholders.

Inventory: You’re 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, relabeling and work with manufacturing and product management to minimize impact to the business. Furthermore, you’re 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 the implementation of these pro-actively, including optimization of shipment modes, loads and packaging based on costs and inventory.

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
As a Distribution Resource Planner at Eastman Chemical you’re a self-starter, an independent thinker, able to think outside the box and always looking for improvement opportunities. You excel in a team environment and you’re able to adapt to a fast changing (external) environment by methodically integrating structured processes. Working as accurate as possible is your first priority.

As an experienced Planner, you can assimilate and comprehend information to determine the "big picture" while you also keep an eye for the underlying details. You embrace complexity and you offer strong analytical and communication skills.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor or master’s degree from an accredited university in Logistics, Supply Chain or Industrial Engineering or related business fields;
  • 2 years demonstrated experience with planning & inventories;
  • Advanced Excel skills;
  • APICS CPIM or comparable certification is a plus;

 

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 Natalie Backx via +31 (0) 6 54 25 45 56 or send your application via the apply button below.


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