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Asset Planner


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  84529
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  Planning PE
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

Are you looking for a challenging position where you will be responsible to manage the Supply Demand Planning for European Polyolefins assets? And are you experienced in supply and demand planning? Do you want to work in a leading  international company within its field, in an environment where professional and personal growth is encouraged? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

As Asset Planner you'll be responsible for managing Supply Planning for European O&P assets in balancing short to medium term supply/demand, inventory levels and focusing on value optimization. You coordinate response to operational issues/opportunities consistent with business strategy and constraints. Furthermore you'll manage the day to day supply plan execution and allocation process to ensure the requested sales volume is available as per business requirements at the lowest cost. You'll also be the primary business interface for short term execution and operational activities in supply planning is with monomer, manufacturing, supply chain and asset management. For sales plan execution the main interface is with sales, marketing and customer service.

  • Re-work the optimized supply plan into a monthly production volume and schedule for relevant assets, taking into account monthly demand plan, inventory levels and operational restrictions. Ensure product availability and sourcing at lowest overall cost, in line with the business objectives and agreed demand.
  • Manage in-month execution (allocations, hand-backs) with sufficient product to meet the sales plan in-line with customer prioritization.
  • Assess the impact of any in-month sales plan change on the supply plan and if necessary revise short term supply plan allocation, stock targets and supply. Take a decision if any change is needed to supply plan.
  • Evaluate unplanned supply events on short term production plan and communicate any adjustments to the schedule to the production planning group.
  • Co-ordinate with business stakeholders product shortage, and conflicts in grade availability; communicate events and consequences on short term sales and production plan and execute the required changes to the sales plan.
  • Follow-up with asset management, marketing and sales on slow moving grades, blocked grades, excess and inactive inventory.
  • Update the innovation grade forecast and availability for market introduction and communicate in a timely manner.
  • Measure KPI’s  for operational reporting to give transparency to performance versus targets. Reporting should include inventory quantity/quality, plant operating rates, number of plant changes and reasons for slow/shut down of responsible asset. Communicate daily plant status (grade and throughput) and any change to operational production capacity to update the Supply Demand files.
  • Coordinate the definition of annual stock target setting.

This is who you are

To be successful in the role of Asset Planner you recognize yourself in the following profile:

  • Very well organized and able to deal with dead lines;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Very good communication skills able to deal with various  hierarchical levels within the organization;
  • Proves to be a team player and being able to coordinate various tasks with stakeholders.

This is what you bring

  • BSc. or MSc. in a relevant field such as Supply Chain or Business;
  • 3 years experience in a supply chain( supply and demand planning preferred), or manufacturing environment;
  • Very good working knowledge of SAP ERP / SAP IBP or similar ERP;
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel and the other tools of Microsoft office;
  • Fluent in English is necessary, fluent in French is preferred and fluency in any other European language (Spanish/Italian/German) is considered a plus.

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact Leonie Mulder at leonie.mulder @ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.

The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer. A background check will be part of the process.



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