Integrated Planner & Scheduler

Job Requisition ID:  49613

The role

The Integrated Planner & Scheduler is the key person between Manufacturing, Logistics and Customer Service. Main target for the Integrated Planner & Scheduler 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 (Product Management, Demand Manager, Quality, Sales, and Supply Chain). 
The Integrated Planner & Scheduler is based in Ghent and reports to the European Supply Manager, Functional Amines.

Tasks & Responsibilities

-    You perform detailed scheduling, Master Production scheduling and capacity planning for both finished and raw material products for the Leuna and Ghent Plant.
-    Manage day-to-day supply/demand issues for these materials. 
-    Understand and execute the key analytics in line with the supply processes to achieve optimal demand & supply balance. 
-    Participate in and contribute to Integrated Business Planning processes. 
-    Create simulations and propose optimized solutions based on variable supply/demand conditions.
-    Identify, manage, resolve, and escalate variances from plan. 
-    Actively supports the Supply Manager in developing the 24-month supply plan and participates in the S&OP process.

-    Manage inventory levels and replenishment orders in line with agreed inventory targets. 
-    Responsible for managing aged & blocked inventories and working with manufacturing and product management to minimize impact to the business. 
-    Evaluate and maintain safety stock and target inventory for the region.

Projects & Coordination
-    Support, manage, coordinate and/or facilitate problem solving around customer inquiries and business processes, such as: product management, complaint handling and returned material. 
-    Provide report inputs or updates. 
-    Continually seek ways to improve information visibility and availability. 
-    Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of key customers, markets and products in area of responsibility.
-    Initiate improvement opportunities (processes, tools and knowledge) and support implementation of these pro-actively, including optimization of shipment modes, loads, inventory strategy and packaging based on costs
-    Responsible for maintaining and optimizing Master Data of the Advanced Planning Tool 

Candidate profile

•    Master’s Degree or Bachelor Degree with equivalent experience, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering or Business Engineering
•    APICS CPIM or comparable certification is a plus
•    Excellent analytical skills in combination with advanced Excel skills
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills in English language
•    Good command of SAP and advanced planning software, preferably OMP 
•    Strong in organizing and has a structured way of working
•    High level of customer focus and works accurately, also under pressure
•    Self-starter and independent thinker who can think outside the box, work in a team 

Why choose Eastman?

• You will join a financially healthy international company with enthusiastic colleagues and people-oriented team leaders, where autonomy and personal growth are strongly encouraged.
• We are committed to investing in our people and offer various training opportunities. You will go through an internal on-the-job training program.
• Eastman provides an inclusive work environment where every employee can be themselves, regardless of gender, religion, or ethnic background.
• In addition to an attractive base salary, you can expect interesting fringe benefits such as meal vouchers of 8€, eco vouchers, representation allowance, and a comprehensive package of collective insurances that are top in the market: health insurance, pension plan, etc.
• Attractive leave arrangements. In addition to the 20 statutory days off, you are entitled to 18 days of reduced working hours, rest days, and seniority days.

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