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Asset Planner

Company Name:  LB Polyolefin Shanghai Co


Req ID:  72678
Facility:  Shanghai-484
Department:  Planning & Sourcing
Division:  JV’s & International Marketing

Asset Planner

Basic Function

This position manages timely execution on asset planning in China domestic and export market.  This position acts as an interface between LYB and LBPS related to sales forecast, inventory, sales forecast vs. production forecast, alignment on production schedule to meet the volume requirement of LYB.  The position also manages accurate and timely execution of delivery instructions to LBPS to replenish products to China hub locations. 


The incumbent is to report and make recommendations related to a range of activities. These activities include both commercial and operational decisions related to demand planning process, production, product allocation, inventory optimization and cost reduction opportunities.  This position lead the development of monthly Sales Forecast and Sales Plan with LBPS in coordination with Customer Management, Asset Manager and Supply Chain.


The incumbent is considered a strong generalist in analyses with demand planning skills and a span of knowledge extending across S&OP process including Integrated Business Plan (IBP) and operations of China domestic sales model.  


The position interfaces and has close collaboration with Asset Manager, Customer Management, Supply Chain and LBPS.  The incumbent is a core member of the Planning Team.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Implements monthly demand planning process for LYB using SAP APO and IBP tool in coordination with Asset Manager, Customer Management, Supply Chain and LBPS.
  • Support Asset Manager in weekly allocation process.
  • Timely delivery instructions to LBPS to replenish inventory to China hub locations
  • Understanding of business drivers and requirements to develop the appropriate demand planning of PP products in coordination with Customer Management and Asset Manager.
  • Prepare the P&OP meeting plan and attend the monthly meeting with LBPS to finalize the supply plan.  Align with LBPS  on optimized schedules, balancing commercial priorities and manufacturing constraints. 
  • Act as an interface between LYB and LBPS related to sales forecast, stock, production vs. planned volume and resolve day to day issues arising from LBPS planning.  
  • Monitor inventory level and incoming shipments to hub locations, identify high inventory contributor and recommend actions to optimize inventory level.
  • Compile monthly forecast accuracy on Actual vs. Plan.
  • Coordinate with Business Process, ITS and commercial organization to improve efficiencies in demand planning and related processes. 
Min. Qualifications
  • Five years or more of chemical or related industry experience with 3 years of demand planning and/or production planning experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in either a technical, business field or supply chain management;
  • Strong analytical and evaluation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills required to work with Business Management, Customer Management and Supply Chain as a strong team member.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Experience in SAP, Business Warehouse and IBP is preferred.
  • Advanced PC skills, including spreadsheets, database, graphics, statistical forecasting and modeling.
  1. English – fluent
  2. Mandarin – must be fluent
Builds effective teams
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Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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