• AC Americas Demand Planner

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/13/2018 7:17 PM)
    City
    Las Colinas
    State/Province
    Texas
  • Overview:

    Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of specialty materials and chemical products which are used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our products, essential to everyday living, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for operational excellence, sustainability and premier safety performance, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion, with approximately 67% generated outside of North America. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its global product offerings, visit www.celanese.com.

    Responsibilities:

    • Own the demand segment of the S&OP process for Acetyl Chain (AC) in Americas.
    • Develop the demand plan at customer account level through collaboration with Account Managers, Sales Leaders, Product Managers & Commercial Leaders as part of the SOP/IBR cadence.
    • Collaborate with Sales on improvements of forecast accuracy.
    • Close alignment with Supply Planning and Scheduling to validate forecast restrictions and adjustments according to capacity.
    • Close collaboration with Product Management on strategic imperatives for the product portfolio.
    • Create consensus between Sales, Product Management and leadership functions on final demand roll-up.
    • Incorporate future pipeline projects into forecasting in close cooperation with EP pipeline leader.
    • Responsible for the forecast roll-up for Emulsion Polymers (EP) and Intermediate Chemistry OMSD (OMSD), including development of regional demand plans as part of monthly S&OP process.
    • Own forecast and demand planning processes & is responsible for development, optimization, maintenance and operation: ownership, face challenges.
    • Manage, analyze and maintain SAP, model and history data sets for optimized S&OP results.
    • Improve demand plan accuracy (e.g. utilizes statistical forecasting) to reduce unplanned changes to the short-term production plan and to reduce slow moving/aging inventory.
    • Align demand with business objectives and directives - track and capture key assumptions and market intelligence.
    • Track and drive demand planning KPI and business metric improvement.
    • Lead the monthly demand meetings for EP and OMSD Americas.
    • Leads special projects as needed to develop/improve processes, reduce costs and optimize processes.

    Qualifications:

    • Superb communications and relationship skills at all organization levels; primarily Sales, Commercial and Supply Chain
    • Proven statistical, analytical, Excel and Power Point skills
    • SAP / APO / BI experience or related systems
    • Detailed knowledge of S&OP Process (trainable)
    • Ability to deliver results and to drive change in complex environments
    • Excellent verbal and written English
    • Knowledge of the Acetyl Chain (AC) business-Chemical preferred
    • Strong communication skills: written and verbal
    • English
    • Good business acumen
    • Strong internal and external negotiations skills; can show the ability to forge effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally
    • Customer Focused
    • APICS/Six Sigma certification

    Required Years of Experience

    • Experience in Supply Chain / Planning 3-5 years (Chemical industry experience preferred)

    Required Education

    • Bachelor in Supply Chain Management, engineering or related fields

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