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SCM Analyst & Import Planner

Do you feel like building a global champion in the field of engineering plastics? Then apply for a job with us! LANXESS Performance Materials GmbH is already a global leader in the development, production and sale of engineering plastics for use in diverse industries such as automotive, electrical and electronics, and sports and leisure. As a strong partner to these industries, we drive developments in our industry. This also includes the sustainability of our processes and products. As a global company, we live a strong value system: diversity, creativity, working as a team are just a few of them. A next important step for us is the planned joint venture that we intend to launch next year with our partners Advent and the Engineering Materials business of DSM. United, we want to open a new chapter in the market. In order to continue to be successful, we are looking for you. If you have a sense of adventure, shape the future with us! Are you curious? Then contact us.

Job Highlights

  • Responsible for maintaining the Intermediates business logistics flow and pricing across the customer base. Continue to look for cost savings opportunities on the inbound freight side while also looking at new warehousing concepts (POE vs. warehouse, etc.) to provide maximum margin potential for the company.
  • Responsible for managing the inbound flow of import material sourced from Europe.  
  • Maintain the regional Order Intake Report (OIR) on a daily basis which is critical in lending needed transparency to the monthly sales development within the region. 
  • Main regional point of contact for any IBP-related activities within the region, such as: 
  •  Analyzing sales performance vs. forecast volumes and sales plan and address any anomalies with the key stakeholders (i.e., sales) on a regular basis.
  • Establishing a monthly “IBP Review Meeting”, together with the Heads of Sales/Supply Chain, along with the account managers (AM) to discuss specifics around the largest customers.
  • Establishing forecast accuracy/bias metrics and provide the necessary know-how to support the team in improving the performance within said KPI’s.
  • Responsible for coordinating unexpected sales developments within the month in tandem with regional Product Planner.
  • Responsible for all customer service duties associated with defined set of strategic customers.  Also, responsible to serve a backup role should any of the CSR's be absent.


  •  Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a closely related field.
  •  Master's Degree in Business Administration preferred.
  •  5 - 10 years of relevant experience required in a Supply Chain function.
  • Strong and proven experience in product planning, inventory control and product management functions.
  • Demonstrated excellent competency in demand analysis, forecasting, as well as very experienced in all related processes.    
  • Demonstrated strong problem resolution capabilities in respect to imported materials and associated supply chain problems.
  • Excellent and working knowledge of SAP and BW with a minimum of 5 years hands-on experience a must.
  • Limited travel may be required.
  • Position is partially remote with the expectation of 3 - 4 days in the office each week.

What we offer you:

Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .

Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  4705

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Work Arrangement:  Partially remote
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain, Product Manager, Engineer, Operations, Marketing, Engineering

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