NewMarket Services

Supply Planning Specialist

Location US-IL-Sauget
Supply Planning


The Supply Planning Specialist role is primarily responsible for the execution of demand fulfillment through the creation of production plans and/or raw material supply plans.  The role is centered on operational execution through cross functional engagement with Manufacturing, Logistics, Customer Service, and other Planning resources both within the site and around the region.  The Supply Planning Specialist will enable the best utilization of production assets and ensure the right product is available for customers at the right time and in the right location.  Specific roles encompass planning for defined business units as required in regional and global markets.


  • Develop requirement plans/production schedules for plants to ensure the plant is operating in line with Afton’s planned requirements.
  • Manage the import and/or export of components, raw materials, or finished goods to support the demand plan activities in other regions.
  • Manage inventory levels within target ranges for key materials and key locations. The aim is to have adequate material to maintain supply without increasing working capital costs to an unacceptable level.
  • Maintain understanding of short-term capacity availability and constraints.
  • Respond to changes in plan in a timely manner. In addition to updating the production plan and material movement requirements, this should also include highlighting the impact of these changes to the business team.
  • Collaborate with planners in one’s own site, and within the region, to ensure coordination of shared resources (such as plant capacity) and develop best practices.
  • Be aware of, and support where necessary, other Supply operations within the region to ensure that Planning activities are aligned with Manufacturing, Logistics and Procurement objectives.
  • Support company quality and safety systems through day to day activities and via formal feedback mechanism.


  • Bachelor of Science in Logistics, Supply Chain, Business Administration, etc. – or in-country equivalent as advised by regional HR team.
  • SAP competency in materials managements and supply planning typically acquired over 3 or more years of experience.
  • English language ability (both written and spoken) is required. Further languages are advantageous


  • Strong knowledge of supply chain structures and procedures
  • Experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment-preferably in the Chemicals industry
  • Global supply network interactions experience
  • and inventory management protocols typically acquired over 4 or more years of experience


  • Ability to work productively in a cross functional team environment
  • Ability to communicate technical planning details to non-technical managers
  • Strong negotiation and diplomacy skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively solve problems and resolve conflicts
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize work, develop appropriate timelines and work to deadlines
  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Responsible Care; EHS Management-Employ equipment, practices, and procedures which promote a healthy, safe, and secure work environment.


Equal Opportunity Employer


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.






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