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Asset Planner

Company Name:  Basell Sales & Marketing

Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  74483
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  Planning PE
Division:  Olefins & Polyolefins EAI

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function



Manage Supply Planning for European Olefins and Polyolefins assets to balance short term supply/demand and optimize inventory levels.


Coordinate response to operational issues/opportunities consistent with business strategy and constraints.


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.


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.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Re-work the optimised 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 prioritisation.
  • 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.



  • Higher Education Qualification
  • Minimum 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
  • 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 organisation
  • Proves to be a team player and being able to coordinate various tasks with stakeholders
  • Fluent in English, additional language German, French, Italian, Spanish or Dutch will be a plus

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