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Supply Chain Specialist Job


Location: 

King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Supply Chain
Posting Date:  Jun 4, 2022

Situation in Organization

The Supply Chain Specialist reports to the Supply Chain Director

Job Dimensions

The Supply Chain Specialist masters Supply Chain tools to optimize S&OP process through inventory modeling, planning and associated logistics planning, where applicable. Supports and drives implementation of enhanced processes and Supply Chain tools. 

Total revenue within the scope of this position is roughly $300 million/yr.

Key Activities and Responsibilities

Support Supply Chain Operations for (Arkema Inc. Business Unit) plants, tolling operations, and import of product, including: (40%)

  • Use Supply Chain tools and advanced modeling techniques to calculate appropriate inventory levels, optimize processes
  • Perform tasks associated with equipment fleet coordination, product reclaim, provide analysis and identify cost reduction opportunities
  • Validate and process vendor invoices
  • Serve as NAFTA coordinator and work with SC leadership to complete product label reviews as required
  • Work with customer service to manage the customer complaint process up to and including resolution
  • Execute tolling activities as defined by Supply Chain Manager
  • Utilizing the SC SMART KPIs, track/analyze various supply chain performance indicators, identify trends and escalate to SC leadership
  • Participate in short/mid-term Supply Chain projects and complete assigned tasks
  • Responsible for master data integrity: creation / change / obsoleting requests
  • Coordinate and participate in customer audits as required
  • Develop and maintain fleet sizing equipment models based on S&OP plans developed by the Supply Chain leaders, including delivery and storage requirements.  Identify deviations from plan and associated risks
  • Maintain master list of all equipment, for fleet of 300+ railcars, 30 tank trailers, 40 chassis, and 125 global Isotanks, including lease timing and costs, inspection history and requirements, and technical factors (size, linings, valves, etc.)
  • BU Liaison for 3rd party logistics vendors (3rd party warehouses/terminals, LTL/TL carriers, bulk carriers) and corporate logistics; investigate NCRs, ensure required service level, provide timely forecast data and conduct physical inventories

Support the Sales and Operations Planning, Execution Process by managing the following activities: (40%)

  • Convert forecast to a supply/stock replenishment plan (domestic/global) and align equipment
  • Prepare demand review using appropriate forecasting tools
  • Convert the validated sales forecast into a stock replenishment program (domestic/international)
  • Monitor inventory quality KPI & develop inventory action plans for reduction of subprime
  • Support S&OP planning optimization activities such as coordinating export sampling, product disposal and product redistribution
  • Monitoring Transportation Management System daily
  • Perform tasks associated with maintenance and inspection of equipment fleet; optimizing fleet utilization

Support Supply Chain initiatives and reporting, including digitalization: (20%)

  • Support the implementation of processes and tools for SC activities and drive adoption of digital initiatives, reporting and process/performance improvements
  • Support the scale-up and commercialization of new products
  • Optimize swaps and trading agreements
  • Assist in the implementation of processes and tools for improved inter-region activities as designated by the Supply Chain leadership
  • Work on Regulatory Data Reporting - etc. (EPA/CDR/REACTS etc.)
  • Provide cost analysis reporting

Context & Environment

This position is based in King of Prussia, PA. Less than 20% travel is expected

  • This position is a focal point for the business and manufacturing, and works as a liaison between Global Supply Chain, Business Managers, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Logistics, Purchasing, Finance, Marketing, Regulatory, Third Party terminals, warehouses, suppliers, competitors and carriers, etc. to optimize all aspects of the regional supply chain
  • This position leads necessary activities to ensure the operating plans can be executed and meet the commercial demands, and lead activities to resolve problems that do occur
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents

Required Education/Qualifications/Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or Technical field          
  • 5-7 years of experience in Supply Chain, Logistics or Customer Service                                    
  • Experience in Transportation Management Systems required                                                                                   
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (intermediate Excel skills)
  • Experience in SC Optimization Systems (i.e. Picaso) and system integrations
  • Proficient in Power BI Dashboards
  • APICS Certification a plus               
  • SAP including MM/PP, SD and F&P and across global ERP platforms
  • Project Management experience preferred                                          

Demonstrated Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to create a climate of trust and respect
  • Strong analytical and statistical capabilities to understand supply and demand issues
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to document processes
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement
  • Networks with peers across Supply Chain and other BUs
  • Ability to educate and enlist the help of others to accomplish the required tasks
  • Ability to be pro-active and demonstrate initiative

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.


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