Specialist, Global Sales and Operations Planning, SBU Specialties

Bergen op Zoom/Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands

Posted: 23-Mar-2018

Ref#: 4035

The Specialist, Global Sales and Operations Planning for Specialties is responsible to overlook and steer the S&OP process for a region or business line within the Specialties SBU. He/she will be part of the global S&OP team
This position will work very closely with the business leaders to balance the business financial objectives, inventory targets and service levels by developing, in close cooperation with the sales, SCM and manufacturing teams, a medium/long term supply/demand plan.  He / She will also have to continuously adapt S&OP to changing market conditions, new business opportunities or cost reduction strategies and propose adequate trade-offs, and will be asked participate in the development of annual plans and business strategies as appropriate.
To achieve the goals of the role, this position will need to continuously integrate, compile, analyse, and evaluate data on performance trends, and elaborate proposals/scenarios to improve the key performance indications that link planning effectiveness and execution adherence to the business overall results
Effective communication and collaboration are essential skills, as you will need to liaise with other teams, channelling information to the appropriate parties. At the same time, this person will need to be able of driving towards clear decision-making and arise/resolve conflicts during the alignment process.
Proactive planning, analytical skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities and objectives are critical as well.

  • Coordinate activities around S&OP cycle: demand planning, supply planning, etc. Organize, facilitate, document and drive the execution of the decisions taken in the meetings.
  • Align with business and set the global / regional targets for S&OP KPIs (f.i: inventory, Demand Planning Accuracy, Sales Forecast Accuracy, DOIH, etc). 
  • Analyze Key Output indicators and Process Metrics in its responsible region to determine how to optimize customer service and achieve business results. 
  • Monitor and coordinate across functions and regions the needed actions and strategies to achieve the targets and meet the S&OP plan. He/She coordinates, monitors and reviews the assigned tasks to the individuals engaged in supply chain related duties needed to meet the plan.
  • Develop weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports & presentations to update Business Management on execution performance. Establishment of effective global reporting.
  • Represents all tactical supply chain planning activities at the business line level and oversees the development of demand and supply scenarios that Planning Main Activities 
  • Handle the resolution of exceptional situations that affect the plan and will be responsible to facilitate the resolution of key demand & supply global imbalances to ensure fulfillment of demand from customers and inventory build or burn strategies.
  • Develop and implement enhanced methods to improve accuracy and effectiveness of the S&OP process. Facilitate S&OP meetings and continuously work to improve the effectiveness.

  • Minimum B.A. in Engineering (preferably Chemical, Industrial or Mechanical), Business Management or Supply Chain Management
  • Minimum 5 years in SCM or operations, particularly in the chemical or manufacturing industry. Specific S&OP management experience and/or significantly knowledge is strongly valued.
  • Strong communications and organization skills with proven ability to influence in a matrix environment; proven ability to influence at different levels in the organization
  • SAP/APO knowledge, and APICS certification are desired 
  • Strong Analytical skills; proven ability to analyze and drive conclusions through analytical work. 6 Sigma knowledge is valued.
  • Strong process & project management skills.
  • Minimum level of financial and business acumen

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 amongst 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 dependant of local regulations.  
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered

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