Regional Raw Material Planner

Fulltime, -

Houston, Texas, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

Career Opportunity: Regional Raw Material Supply Planner Req. #4747 


About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. The dedication of more than 8,000 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability, and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance.



We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.  Please visit our website at:



Nouryon has an excellent opportunity for a Regional Raw Material Planner in Houston, TX.




The Regional Raw Material Planner is responsible for management and maintenance of the supply plan to determine the lowest/most efficient source of raw material supply to balance customer demand, production and logistics capacities to ensure purchase orders are fulfilled as required for their responsible area that is approved through the Supply Management Review process.  They will determine the stock replenishment strategy and manage the inventory targets for the region by ensuring effective translation of demand inputs (forecast and sales orders) into an achievable plan The role will focus on increasing the efficiency of the supply chain through targeted replenishment parameters and associated KPIs to ensure product is available to meet the sales plan, while minimizing operational costs.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Supply Plan:
    • Initiate and execute short- and medium-term supply optimization from given customer demand and plant cost and capacity structure and communicate to the organization
    • Develop and provide plants with weekly/monthly supply plan
    • Evaluate business opportunities with the help of an optimization tool
    • Develop and ensure that inventory stocking policies are followed for raw materials and packaging down to SKU level including safety stock levels and order quantities
    • Monitoring of process order On Time, In Full (OTIF) metric will be required to assess quality of plan
    • The planned order conversion for manufacturing plants within the ERP is the handover to the Production Scheduler
  • Stakeholder Management:
    • Coordinate the execution of the supply plan with responsible Procurement Organization, effectively managing any exceptions with procurement forecasts
    • Work collaboratively with the ISC Organization to ensure key assumptions on anticipated production capabilities are reflected within the forecasts
    • Actively communicate situation on blocked stock to the ISC organization
  • Inventory Segmentation and Network Optimization Models:
    • Determine the most appropriate inventory replenishment models that balance service, cost, and inventory based on the objectives of the business using Arkieva Inventory Module
    • Use Arkieva supply module for network optimization to determine the most efficient supply plan to fulfill the customer requirements
  • SAP Master Data:
    • Maintenance of SAP master data (replenishment parameters and Planning rates) relevant for the supply and inventory planning process
    • Will be responsible for the process quality of NUSAP (new SKU creation) implementation within the management of change (MOC) procedures on all products within their region by having a close partnership with Manufacturing
  • Business Planning:
    • Supports preparation and facilitation of Regional Supply Reviews
      • Collection and summarization of inventory forecasts and forecast accuracy
      • Collection and summation of system (customer, in transit and in plant) inventory 
      • Monthly collection, analysis, and distribution of inventory, forecast and accuracy analysis
    • Provide input to the Demand Management Review (SMR) in developing forecasting strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs
    • Co-leads the Demand Supply Review (DSR) to drive tactical implementation of the approved plans
  • Improvement Suggestions:
    • Propose tools and structures for the improvement of the planning function and, after consultation the IBP Manager, implements these structures
    • Manage specific Supply Chain projects to meet budget requirements, project timelines, goals, business objectives etc.  
    • Actively drive to improve planning/scheduling related activities in the plant, such as process change-over reduction, inventory reduction/levelling, reduced scheduling effort, increased production efficiency, labor load levelling, accurate delivery date quotes, and provision of real time information to customer service and the plant


Essential Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Mathematics, Engineering, Supply Chain, or related discipline, required
  • Highly proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Access, and SharePoint)
  • Excellent English communication and analytical skills
  • Demonstrable capability to analyze data (including mass cross-reference data validation, trending, and forecasting)
  • Strong communication skills; able to communicate with all functional levels within the business
  • Experience with SAP (or equivalent ERP system), Business Warehouse (or equivalent data warehouse) or Arkieva (or equivalent advanced planning software), preferred
  • Solid understanding of supply chain and business processes
  • Ability to prioritize and proactively complete projects with minimum direction
  • Process driven attitude and results-orientated



*All applicants offered positions by Nouryon, will be required to provide proof of their fully vaccinated COVID-19 status prior to beginning employment, subject to any exceptions made by Nouryon for religious or disability-related reasons*  

*All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status*



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