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Production Planner

Company: Lanxess
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and more than 13,000 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states.

We are looking to find diverse and talented people to join our team. Studies have shown that some individuals are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100% of the criteria. We are looking to equalize the gap! If you are excited about this role but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply. We will look to assess your talent against our competencies, values and requirements to get the best organizational fit. You might be the right candidate for this or other roles we have available!

Join our Team!

What we can offer you:

LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.

We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.

Job Highlights

The planner provides sku level inventory balancing by devising an operating plan with a short and long-term view to meet the demand forecast. This person will work with the commercial team to understand the demand and to create an efficient operating plan collaborating with manufacturing. If assets or other aspects of the supply are constrained, the planner communicates the information to the commercial team to constrain the demand accordingly to avoid stock outs, etc. The planner's role in the S&OP cycle is:
---To translate and communicate the demand forecast to create a supply strategy in line with operation capabilities in order to balance sku level inventory at targets.
---Demand review
---Supply balancing to maintain inventory targets
---Executing the Integrated discussion identifying imbalances and opportunities in order to gain commitment on the S&OP.
---Preparation of the deck for the Executive Review for final signoff.


  • Experience in supply chain/operations management planning. Bachelor's degree or APICS CPIM a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of statistical methods
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP preferred)
  • Advanced Excel and Power BI knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    What we offer you:
    • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program. In accordance with Washington state requirements, the established pay range for this position is Min: $73,200 to Max: $122,000.
    • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing. These benefits include:
      - Health care - Medical, Dental, Vision
      - Health Spending Account (HSA) with High Deductible PPO XD
      - Employee Life Insurance - Basic, Supplemental Life and AD&D
      - Dependent Life Insurance and AD&D
      - Disability Coverage - Short-Term and Long-Term
      - Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Care and Dependent Care
      - NortonLifeLock device security, online privacy, and identity theft protection
      - Aflac Benefits
      - Legal Assistance Program
      - Retirement Benefits - Defined Contribution 401(k) Plan with Employer Retirement Contribution and Employer Match
    • Work-Life, Time Off & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global "Xwork" program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate. Washington employees who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement accrue a minimum of 80 hours of vacation per year; have 10 paid holidays; and accrue 64 hours of Sick/Personal time per year. Employees who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement earn time off in accordance with the provisions of the agreement.
    • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning.

      Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religion, national origin, veteran status and political beliefs.

      LANXESS has a value-based performance culture. We are seeking a range of human interests, backgrounds, and experiences that can be engaged to achieve respect, ownership, trust, professionalism, integrity and healing across all sectors.

      Join the LANXESS team!

      Must include a resume.

      Requisition ID: 4867


Keywords: Lanxess, Vancouver , Production Planner, Professions , Vancouver, Washington

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