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Date: Oct 6, 2021

Location: Lewisville, TX, US, 75077

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


Summary of Responsibilities:
The Supply Chain Planner/ Buyer position is responsible for the short and middle term planning of intermediate products, raw materials and finished products. This role is vital to the success of the LZAM Supply Chain Planning Group. The key duties consist primarily of the daily tasks needed to plan production for assigned sites and place purchase “releases” with our external supplier’s base. In addition, the supply chain planner/ buyer is responsible for managing inventory levels to meet customer service levels, (once they are established and agreement is reached with the respective business unit). The role liaises between plant personnel, master production scheduler, supply chain manager, leadership team members, external suppliers and business contacts to ensure we meet our customer’s expectations and ship materials/ products in a timely manner. It is crucial the planner/ buyer work closely with our domestic and export customer service representatives. The planner/ buyer is the primary planning contact for their respective areas of responsibility.
Essential Job Functions: 
•    Ensure we meet the internal and external demand for the site and communicate requirements to the corresponding production area and external suppliers. The required scheduling tool is utilization of planning screens in SAP. 
•    Generate purchase releases and prioritize process orders by ship dates.   
•    Manage inventories of assigned intermediates and finished goods to ensure demand/orders are covered as well as working to meet established inventory targets.
•    Maintain the inventory accuracy for raw materials and intermediates/finished goods including some pack supplies determining the root cause of the problem and providing information/proposal/justification regarding the reasons behind difference detected. 
•    Confirm sales orders for assigned products and updated orders with changes to product availability, based on manufacturing and general text comments in accordance with established process time standards to provide the customer service representative with all pertinent information to provide to the customer.
•    Responsible for ensuring proactive plans are in place to manage raw materials inventories.
•    Maintain and/or increase inventory of raw materials and/or increase inventory of intermediates/finished goods to ensure we have adequate supply of finished goods to meet demand.
•    Responsible for coordinating production requirements.
•    Where applicable manage intercompany purchases.
•    Perform quarterly reviews of inventory to determine levels of materials and establish reworks, re-certification, re-packs or scrap plans as appropriate. 
•    Responsible for reviewing material returned during the month and completing transactions to the appropriate status. 
•    Communicate effectively and timely alerting of issues and or changes that may impact our customer service levels. This includes, but is not limited to communicating the impact on previously confirmed sales orders when schedule changes occur and or when supplier inform about delays and or changes.
•    Back up other planner/ buyers when necessary.  
•    Other duties as assigned. 

Located 25 miles outside of Dallas, Texas, Lewisville is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Known as the “City of Expanding Horizons”, Lewisville is a flourishing suburb and a recreational hub for the DFW community, offering Lewisville Lake, a 30,000 acre mecca for those who count boating and fishing amongst their hobbies. Lewisville is not only for those who enjoy outdoor activities; the city also offers a diverse population, who has created a burgeoning dining and arts community. The ML Grand Theater located in Lewisville’s charming Old Town provides a venue for the areas various artistic performances. In addition to several libraries and parks, Lewisville also boasts a thriving golf community, with several golfing facilities catering to all skill levels. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, just hop on the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) A-Train, which links Lewisville to Dallas in one convenient and affordable ride. Dallas is one of the most exciting and economically lucrative metropolises in the US. One can enjoy the world-renowned Dallas Museum of Art, as well as the unique and historical Deep Ellum and Bishop Arts District neighborhoods. Once done perusing art, one cannot miss paying a visit to the upscale Galleria Dallas. Featuring over 200 stores and an ice skating rink, the Galleria has something to engage the entire family. When famished from shopping, Dallas offers some of the best-rated steak restaurants in the country. But if beef is not your forte, there are plenty of fusion restaurants serving fare as diverse as the city‘s population. With its thriving economy, temperate weather, vast array of activities and close proximity to DFW International Airport, working professionals will find a welcome home in Lewisville.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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