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Head of Global Demand & Supply, IBP


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.8 billion in 2019 and about 14,300 employees in 33 countries. The company is currently represented at 60+ production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 21 locations in 10 states.  

What we can offer you:
LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

    • Facilitate and support the S&OP/IBP meetings.  Practice good IBP behaviors and help to generate alignment across multiple business functions.  Support metric review and root causing below-target performance with corrective action implementation.  Develop and clearly present decisions to be made in the IBP meeting for supply and demand scenarios that have financial impact on the outcome of our business.
    • Create and maintains supply plans for the global supply network.  Ensure feasible plan to balance our productions facilities, supplier constraints, demand risks, costs, and working capital.  Facilitates global supply review to ensure coordination between Operations, Procurement, Product Management, Logistics and Supply Chain. Validates that operations is adhering to the plans.
    • Create and maintain global demand plan in SAP IBP (DP). Lead/facilitate monthly Demand Review meeting to ensure coordination between Commercial, Product Management, Controlling, and Supply Chain.  Accountable for managing product allocations and improving forecast accuracy and demand generation process.
    • Align demand, supply, and inventory optimization plans with the finance team in the context of IBP to ensure one plan is used throughout the organization.
    • Proactively ensure direct reports are meeting or exceeding customer service targets.  Resolve supply issues through close coordination with operations and asset management teams and ensures status communication to customer service and sales representatives
    • Support the New Material Req process by providing supply chain relevant master data.
    • Manage a team of operational supply chain manager(s) and schedulers located at various production facilities.  Accountable for the local execution of supply chain plans, target setting, and process adherence.  Facilitates annual goal setting and performance management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required from ideal fields of Supply Chain, Engineering, or Sciences; a Masters of Business Administration is preferred.
  • Certification in APICS CPIM/CSCP, IBF, or similar is preferred



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:  1752

Shelton, CT, US, 06484

Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury

Job Segment: Supply, Engineer, ERP, Logistics, Supply Chain Manager, Operations, Engineering, Technology

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