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ICL Business Operations Planner in St. Louis, Missouri

Business Operations Planner

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Posting End Date: March 9, 2021


St. Louis, MO, US, 63141

Company: ICL Americas LLC

Job Description

ICL is a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company that creates impactful solutions for humanity’s sustainability challenges in global food, agriculture and industrial markets. ICL leverages its unique bromine, potash and phosphate resources, its passionate team of talented employees and its strong focus on R&D and technological innovation to drive growth across its end markets. Our agricultural products feed the world’s growing population, our food additives enable greater access to higher quality food, our potash and phosphate products are essential components for the pharma industry and our bromine-based materials and phosphates contribute to a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly planet. With approximately 11,000 employees worldwide, ICL operates mining and production sites located in Israel, Europe, North and South America and China which are supported by worldwide distribution and supply chains. Due to strong synergies between its business units and their mutual support, ICL benefits from its advantageous size, geographical spread and operational flexibility. With a culture based upon leadership, innovation and sustainability, ICL is well positioned to be an Employer of Choice within the communities in which we operate.

Scope: As the Business Operations Planner, you will be responsible for central production planning activities for ICL’s North American plants. In this role you will create and maintain production and inventory plans, maintain system master data records and work with the commercial and manufacturing organizations to maintain an adequate supply and demand balance.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Serve as the point of contact for commercial and manufacturing communications.

  • Provide overall supply chain functional expertise with broad knowledge of manufacturing capabilities and constraints.

  • Maintain accurate master data records in SAP for capacity resource planning, raw material planning, primary shipping location, lot sizing, lead times etc.

  • Handle the rough-cut capacity planning.

  • Prepare raw material supply plans and manufacturing plans as part of the monthly sales and operations planning (S&OP) cycle.

  • Lead supply planning S&OP meetings.

  • Communicate and act upon issues that arise from the supply chain key performance indicators, supply meetings, and pre-S&OP meetings.

  • Provide guidance and assistance to planners as necessary in resolving day-to-day priority calls when product availability does not meet the business demand requirements.

  • Identify and implement supply chain cost management opportunities for the business. These include optimizing primary ship-from locations, reviewing safety stock levels, and balancing asset utilization.

  • In charge of the inventory management which includes setting, planning, monitoring inventory targets, blocked stock, rework, etc.

  • Responsible for planning supply from other regions to meet the needs of the business demands in North America.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or a related field with at least 5 years of experience OR at least 10 years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Computer literate. Proficient within SAP or a similar system as well as Microsoft Suite applications including Word and Excel.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to multi-task, effectively solve problems, and appropriately prioritize tasks.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a proven ability to interface across multiple levels of an organization.

What will set you apart:

  • Production planning experience.

  • APICS Certification.

  • Experience with SAP production planning and master data.

Job Level: 15


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