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Supply Chain Planning Specialist

Company: Trinseo
Location: Midland
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Supply Chain Planning Specialist

About Trinseo

We are a new kind of global materials company at the intersection of people, technology and customers built on seven decades of manufacturing, commercial and technological leadership. Trinseo collaborates with our customers to deliver value through our innovative technology and solutions that are intrinsic to customers' success. Customers do business with Trinseo because of our unrelenting focus to help them solve their problems, enabling them to think bigger and invent better products. At Trinseo, we value our people. Trinseo employees are passionate and talented -- a world-class team of more than 2,300 employees in 27 countries across the globe with strong and unique technical knowledge, experience and application expertise.

About the Position

Supply Chain Planning Specialist will manage the planning and operational elements of the NAA Base Plastics supply Chain, with primary support to the automotive business, the largest and most complex segment of the business. Ensuring we can meet the service and cost needs to support that region is critical.

This role is the primary contact and focal point for our third-party manufacturing site, ensuring that other functions can properly deliver against the needs for this critically important and growing business. This is a complex, higher value business that has unique needs in terms of raw materials, lot size, lead times, and all production is managed by a third party, making this role more complex than a standard planning role,

This role also is responsible for demand planning for all segments of Base Plastics. This includes collecting and analyzing the input from commercial and forecasting raw materials to support.

This position is located in Midland, Michigan. Some Travel will be required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collect demand plan from Commercial Team, analyze monthly sales forecast vs actual results and provide adjustments. Create a production plan from the input that is mutually beneficial for Trinseo, the producer, and meets inventory targets set forth by the company.
  • Relationship management with third party manufacturing site, which is a very large (120MM lbs. annual production) location. Management includes production schedule optimization, primary focal point for all supply chain issues, key member of the S&OP team and contact for cross functional initiatives and projects
  • Proactively utilize MRP's and other tools to review inventory projections & supply-demand summaries to prevent potential shortages or excessive inventory and demurrage.
  • Responsible for management of internal global planning for automotive segment including supply/demand balance planning, order entry and logistics
  • Management of largest raw material supplier supporting automotive business including supply/demand balance planning, order entry and logistics. Ability to assess purchasing options, optimizing loads via combining various products onto a single order, pre-ordering as needed to reduce costs. Works with Product Marketing Management on overall supply direction.
  • Manage inventory levels at multiple locations across North America. Communicate issues/constraints to Business Management, Manufacturing, Sales, Customer Service and/or Engineering and appropriate follow up.


  • Ability to analyze and understand elements of costs related to overall supply chain operations, raw material management, manufacturing, packaging, logistics, etc.
  • Good interpersonal skills to support cross functional communication with production, purchasing, third party support, and commercial organizations
  • Bachelor's degree required (supply chain/logistics concentration preferred)
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in production planning/scheduling
  • Experience with SAP ECC6 operating system
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel

The successful candidate will demonstrate

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to successfully facilitate cross-functional meetings
  • Data based decision making, make sound decisions that will enhance customer satisfaction and provide business value
  • Ability to lead and work through various operating teams with cross functional representation
  • Seek new ways to improve efficiency and value
  • Strong problem solver, analytical thinker who is able to facilitate and drive solutions in a fast-paced environment

Keywords: Trinseo, Midland , Supply Chain Planning Specialist, Other , Midland, Michigan

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