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  • Job reference: RMS0142680

Material and Demand Planner

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Thailand - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 01/07/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (08/07/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
JOB PURPOSE : Responsible to manage direct purchasing of intercompany products, Raw materials and products from local vendors, coordinate with Company group for products and raw materials supply from Third party vendors for use in production and sales to customers with cost effective and on time in full.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Material Planner
1. Operate to compliance with Huntsman Business conduct guideline, site PEHS and EHS management system, and local law & regulation relate to regulatory compliance to purchase and import of chemicals for use and supply from PUSH-B.
2. Manage and reviewing material requirement planning, purchase requisitions from SAP, review purchase price variances for approve recommendations to Supply Chain manager, and controlling excess and obsolete stock cost. Work with site planner and suppliers to ensure materials will be available on time in full for use in production and sales. In the event of demand change from customers which will cause material become excess, work with site planner and suppliers to minimize overstock. For new materials introduction, work with relevant department to final the new specifications for all required materials. Work with Corporate Purchasing and Operation manager to review and final buying price, final bidding, payment terms and conditions, goods and services agreement which provide benefit on cost improvement to business.
3. Consolidate and submit rolling twelve months demand forecast of raw materials and products to Regional Procurement manager, Regional PTC Lead Buyer and external suppliers on monthly basis. Final to get the best price and term. Lead cost improvement program through negotiation, project cost improvement, contract management, suppliers performance evaluation/improvement program.
4. Lead negotiator for Services and Contract management relate to materials supply from Local vendors and logistics. Final the price quotation, service agreement and price for management approve.
5. Submit monthly materials price list, price trend/projection to Operations and Supply Chain manager, commercial manager. Consolidate and submit yearly spend map as require by Corporate Purchasing. Other reporting require for performance monitoring and continuous improvement.
6. Key user for SAP purchasing THR1 organization for intercompany and local orders. Coordinate with PTC to ensure up to date master data for Third Party Vendors. Manage to ensure up to date SAP Vendor master data, contract, price and term. Utilize GMIS and OBI EE tool for all information’s relate to purchasing. Prepare and submit monthly purchasing performance report to Operations manager and Supply Chain Manager.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Demand Planner
OMP Demand Forecasting (for 18 months forecast and 60 months forecast)
1. Report new/resigned offline/online user and help them apply for OMP access.
2. Timeline control for offline file submission and online data validation.
3. Get approve from country manager/commercials director for final online forecast submission
4. Keep forecast number in line with top-down budget unless getting approval from management before hand
5. Check and maintain master data for all forecasting lines
6. Analyze forecast at level of precursor, MDI stream, variants, blended polyol, sector, growth, phasing and share to commercial for their proper adjustment in OMP before deadline

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
 Minimum Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Chemist or chemical Engineering or related field. Master degree in MBA or Certified in APICS or equivalent in purchasing module is an advantage.
 Minimum 5 years as Lead buyer or Purchasing supervisor in Chemical or Petrochemical plant with experience in Material demand planning, Purchasing and services negotiation and agreement, Toll manufacturing,
 3-5 years experience as SAP Key user in Procurement module with experience from master data management, order processing, and trouble shooting management.
 Good knowledge and experience in Thai regulation relate to purchasing, import customs process, FTA and other tax and hazardous material registration and control
 Excellent English communication
 Proficient in MS Office and Lotus Notes application
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