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Operations Planner

Company Name:  Lyon Greater China Trdng

Shanghai, CN

Req ID:  74549
Facility:  Shanghai Sales-428
Department:  Logistics Operations
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain

Operations Planner

Basic Function

•    Produces and executes China Volume Operating Plannings for responsible products to support Businesses in implementing their business plans of selling PO & SM products in the China markets to generate revenues and profits for the company
•    Responsible Demand Planning, Inventory Planning Management and Product Sourcing for PO & SM in China
•    Provide support to logistics operation functions and manage logistics vendors in China

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Coordinate with supply source to get monthly PO & SM production volume plan and work with China Sales and Business/Market management team to develop sales plan
•    Negotiates and secures PO & SM supply from supply source
•    Consolidate next day delivery plan to communicate with supply source for off-take preparation to ensure a smooth delivery plan and process
•    According to supply source production volume to create consignment purchase orders in SAP and monitor GR completion
•    Identify sales plan accuracy versus supply trend and take appropriate actions to ensure supply / demand balance is under control
•    Work and coordinate with Logistics Operations Manager and team to ensure appropriate logistics infrastructure and containment are in place in time to meet customer and business requirements
•    Support and manage logistics vendors; logistics platform, trucking, bulk vessel and terminal’s contract process for PO & SM
•    Manager inventory in the third party terminal and bulk vessel nomination for inventory movement
•    Produces monthly China PO & SM VOP to determine supply sourcing requirements and inventory levels
•    Coordinate with Lead Operation Planner for Asia PO supply/demand balance, swap/exchange agreement and optimization
•    Facilitate efforts on supply sourcing related issue resolution and root cause analysis
•    Report the daily/weekly/monthly statistics and reports

Personal Specification

University / college degree preferably in economics, business administration or relevant discipline of finance or supply chain

Work Experience: 
•    Minimum 8 years experiences working in multi-national company in several Supply Chain functions  (customer service, shipping, distribution, procurement)
•    Knowledge of international trade or supply chain functions preferably on Logistics Operations Procedures

Critical Competencies/ Behaviors

•    Good understanding of LyondellBasell's business processes and operational procedures
•    Manage the delivery aspects in an Distribution hub of obscure rules and constantly changing distribution patterns
•    Exercise strong communication skills internally and externally in order to achieve the objectives of the Supply Chain functions
•    Creative in developing cost saving programs to meet the business strategy, increase efficiency, and align procedures.
•    Strict compliance with local regulation, Distribution Standard and procedures, operating guidelines, and company Internal Control Policies & Procedures.
•    Special attention is also required to ensure the adherence to the Logistics Code of Practice as well as conforming to corporate commitment to Responsible Care & product Stewardship
•    Regular training and review will be essential to ensure smooth distribution operations are carried out
•    Strong interface with Customer Service, Ops, Commercial, Finance, Supply Chain Management group
•    Externally, a constant dialogue will be necessary with a diverse range of contracted services and logistics service providers.


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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