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Senior Supply Chain Planner

Company: Dow
Location: Midland
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Dow P&SP business has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Senior Supply Chain Planner located in Midland, MI or Houston, TX! The Senior Supply Chain Planner decides what, when and where to produce for multiple production sites or multiple plants at one site, within a single business or multiple smaller businesses. This role balances supply and demand over the tactical horizon to achieve optimum product availability, asset utilization and supply chain efficiencies. Plant locations will be in a single region or a number of plants globally.

Responsibilities / Duties

Leads, develops, decides, communicates and implements tactical plans across the assigned plants - while maintaining strong linkage into Plants to ensure conformance to schedule and drive labor / capacity plans, and into Areas to secure customer service delivery.


Develops plans to support new item introductions, ensuring product availability for all customers, as well as item discontinuations, mitigating product obsolescence.


Determines and/or executes the most effective regional or global sourcing rules.


Ensures that strategic and tactical business decisions are made with a full and integrated understanding of current and future supply chain capabilities, potential impacts to service, cost, working capital and sustainability, and effective risk management/mitigation.


Develops external manufacturing agreements, or executes agreements already in place.


Manages inventory levels to target expectations and customer service availability agreements.


Establishes safety stock targets and manages supply plans against those targets.


Supports preparation for the Supply Review by running and reviewing appropriate reports/KPIs and dashboards, to ensure a productive discussion and IBP process.


Maintains strong linkages with Demand Manager and ensures full integration with Finance and Accounting.


Owns supply-demand balances for assigned desk, drives resolution of strategic gaps and significant capacity challenges and develops sourcing strategies.


Resolves issues or exceptions outside the business rules/boundaries and intervenes when needed to address performance gaps.


Assesses short-term feasibility requests from all countries (where necessary).


Maintains and/or coordinates maintenance of planning parameters in accordance with master data governance.


Drives continuous improvement by periodically reviewing and providing recommendations to enhance the distribution network, and by ensuring current manufacturing strategies are appropriate.



Required Qualifications:

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or relevant military experience at an E6 rank/Petty Officer 2nd Class or higher.


A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.



Preferred Qualifications:

Degree discipline in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering or other Sciences is preferred.


Prior data analytics experience is preferred.


Working knowledge of planning tools such as SAP, OMP, VIP, etc.


APICS certification is preferred.


Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.




Note: Relocation assistance is not available with this position.

Dow Offers:

A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.


As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

Keywords: Dow, Midland , Senior Supply Chain Planner, Professions , Midland, Michigan

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