NewMarket Services

  • Supply Planning Coordinator

    Location CN-Suzhou
  • Overview

    Responsible for managing the purchase of raw materials and finished goods for the purpose of plant production and replenishment stocking. The scope of the role includes (but is not limited to) the placement of purchase order to supply sources, tracking and expediting the order until its timely arrival, goods receipt, into destination. Ability to build a demand plan and size and complexity of product portfolio generally increases at higher levels. The Sr. Supply Planning Coordinator may handle additional assignments above the normal duties of a Supply Operations Coordinator and typically works with limited management oversight

    Responsibilities

    1. Seek input from across the organization to build a demand plan that will drive operational activity in line with the business objectives.
    2. Assist in the development of production plans to ensure a plant is operating in line with Afton requirements.
    3. Assist in the import and/or purchase of raw materials and components to support the demand plan.
    4. Respond to changes in the plan in a timely manner.
    5. Assist in maintaining inventory levels within target ranges for key materials and key locations
    6. Support as requested other Supply operations within the region to ensure that Planning activities are aligned with Logistics and Procurement objectives.
    7. Track raw material demand created from production order demand through SAP.
    8. Create purchase orders with suppliers in line with this demand.
    9. Expedite these purchase orders with suppliers to meet set lead times and production demands.
    10. Monitor and maintain optimum RM inventory levels and safety stocks in line with production and sales trends.
    11. Report all supply delays to Operations and CRS

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE MINIMUMS:

    • BS degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Business Administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

    • Qualification specializing in materials management, operations, or supply chain will be an advantage
    • Demonstrated understanding of the supply planning function typically acquired through a few years of experience in a similar role.
    • Operational experience with SAP environment

    SKILLS/ABILITIES:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of supply chain and SA
    • Effective oral and written communication skills in English
    • Good follow-up, with attention to details
    • Attitude to learn and grow  
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Ability to effectively solve problems
    • Organizational skills and is able to prioritize work, develop appropriate time lines and work to deadlines
    • Skills, software knowledge and/or certifications specific to the industry/function

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