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Integrated Planner

Posted 19 May 2024
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0 to 7 years
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English (Fluent)
Deadline
31 Jul 2024 22:00

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Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

The role

The Integrated Planner plays a critical role in defining and executing the master production schedule (MPS) to enable effective Integrated Business Planning (IBP). This position primarily focuses on detailed planning, scheduling, and inventory management for the manufacturing site in Estonia. The Integrated Planner collaborates with a diverse range of stakeholders, including demand and business managers, manufacturing area leaders, interfacing supply planners, customer service and logistics, as well as sales representatives in various regions. The main objective of the Integrated Planner is to ensure an uninterrupted supply process by balancing supply, inventory, and demand. The Integrated Planner reports to the Supply Chain Manager, Chemical Intermediates.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The following tasks and responsibilities belong to the day to day of an Integrated Planner:

Planning

  • Develop and implement a detailed master production schedule (MPS) that supports the business strategy and effectively communicate it to key stakeholders.
  • Monitor and optimize supply plans to maximize value through asset optimization, plant balancing, logistics costs, inventory control, and minimizing product transitions.
  • Contribute to the IBP process and actively support the Supply Manager in developing the 24-month supply plan.
  • Evaluate new business/demand opportunities and provide an assessment of supply capabilities.
  • Utilize key analytics to model "what-if" scenarios and propose optimized solutions based on variable supply/demand conditions.
  • Identify constraints and propose alternatives where demand plans cannot be met, taking into account diverse perspectives.
  • Determine if order commitment and/or sales allocation plans are warranted and propose plan modifications required to meet goals.
  • Identify, communicate, and escalate variances from the plan.
  • Manage and resolve variances and exceptions.
  • Manage plant-to-plant, raw materials, and packaging stock transfers.
  • Interface with Materials Handling, Manufacturing, Logistics, QA, Receiving, Purchasing, and other planning groups regarding raw materials procurement issues.
  • Provide forecasts to procurement based on Master Production Schedules (MPS) or S&OP Plan.
  • Participate in the Tactical Business Review (TBR) meetings for the respective areas and actively collaborate on solutions to identified variances from plans.
  • Identify and recommend options for alternate methods of supply (AMS).

Inventory

  • Maintain bulk and packaged finished product, raw material, intermediates, and by-products inventory levels and replenishments in line with agreed targets.
  • Identify and support inventory optimization opportunities.
  • Assist with inventory adjustment analysis, including storage location proposals.
  • Manage aged and blocked inventories and work with manufacturing and product management on preventive measures and solutions with minimum impact to the business.
  • Evaluate and define the inventory strategy by continuously reviewing safety stock and target inventories, in line with the changing business environment.

Project coordination

  • Support, manage, coordinate and/or facilitate solutions around customer inquiries and business processes, such as product management, winning or protecting the business, complaint handling and returned material.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of key customers, markets, and products in responsibility.
  • Initiate improvement opportunities (processes, tools, and knowledge) and proactively support implementation, including optimization of shipment modes, loads, inventory, and packaging strategies.
  • Continually seek ways to improve information visibility and availability.
  • Seek optimization opportunities across the value chain in collaboration with Supply Chain Manager and Logistics Business Manager.
  • Maintain and optimize Master Data in planning systems.

Candidate Profile

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Supply Chain Management degree is preferred.
  • Three plus years’ experience in forecasting, supply chain, manufacturing, and/or business.
  • Good command of SAP and advanced planning software, preferably OMP. Experience with solvers is a big advantage!
  • Experience with Power BI tools and analytics.
  • Knowledge and experience in S&OP or IBP business processes.
  • APICS, CPIM, or CSCP preferred.

Competencies

  • Excellent analytical skills including large data, good judgment, capable to manage complexity and ambiguity.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English language.
  • Strong self- and cross-cultural awareness and adaptability fostering positive relationships and collaboration with individuals from different nationalities.
  • Basic Russian is a strong advantage.
  • Strong flexibility and adaptability, seamlessly adjusting to changing priorities and environment conditions while maintaining sense of urgency to deliver result effectively.
  • Ownership, maturity, and cross-functional awareness, understanding of impacts of their actions on other departments.
  • Good stakeholders’ management, capable to influence without authority.
  • Result focused and works accurately. Resilient in fast pace and under pressure.
  • Bias for action, initiative-taker.
  • Well organized and structured.
  • Excellent follow through skills.
  • Independent thinker who can think creatively.
  • Adhere to health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self and others.

Interested?

Candidates should apply using the application button. If you have further questions, reach out to Ewa Glyda (ewa.glyda@eastman.com ) or Fiorela Moretto (fiorela.moretto@eastman.com).

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day

We are a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, we work with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability.

Chemical
Rotterdam
14,500 employees