Team Leader Supply and Materials Planning

Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

Posted: 2-Aug-2017

Ref#: 3875

The team leader leads a diverse team within the department Supply and Materials Planning. This department is part of Supply Chain Management for Specialties Europe. The team controls the stock levels of raw materials, initiates raw material replenishments, interacts with third parties for subcontracting activities, maintains the material master for our division in Europe and coordinates product life cycle related tasks. The team leader materials operations will report to the Supply and Materials Planning manager. He/she will interact with Manufacturing, Technology, Sourcing, Product Management, Logistics and Master Planners to optimize costs, inventory and service and to keep our material master up to date.

The team lead leads a team of about 12 to 15 employees. The responsibilities of the team include:
  • Controls the stock levels of raw materials:
  • Determines safety levels based on delivery reliability and usage variance.
  • Initiates ordering of raw materials and follows up on the execution together with Procurement
  • Coordinates escalations in case of raw material shortages.
  • Works with master planning in case of supply constraints. 
  • Coordinates the subcontracting activities
  • Interacts with third parties to plan these subcontracting activities
  • Works with procurement to maximize service from these third parties
  • Product coordination and material master maintenance
  • Executes product life cycle activities as aligned with the product portfolio owner
  • Interacts with several departments (technology, manufacturing, planning, etc) to keep the material master up to date. It includes the setup of new materials.
  • Works very closely with multiple stakeholders outside Supply Chain, like Manufacturing, Product Management & Sourcing.

  • Master level degree in Business, Logistics, Engineering or comparable.
  • Experience and systems knowledge/affinity are highly valued.
  • Excellent leadership skills in order to lead a large number of direct reports in an energetic and inspiring way and bring the organization to the next level.
  • Strong influencing skills, with the ability to operate effectively within a matrix environment gaining commitment at all organizational levels. Ability to influence people without the need of a direct reporting line.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and able to think on a tactical level. Able to distinguish in priorities. 
  • Work independently in a rapid changing environment, taking responsibility for delivery of business expectations.
  • Strong communication skills and capable to communicate at different levels (from shop floor up to business leaders).
  • Fluency in English.
At SABIC, we create the conditions for our talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment you need. As a SABIC employee, you will benefit from career opportunities that are accompanied by an attractive package and benefits. You will have access to comprehensive training and development programs which are among the best in the Petrochemical industry. Furthermore you will be offered opportunities in a diversity of disciplines and locations worldwide.

Important notice: please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment is part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request dependent of local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

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