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Supply Chain Planner - LZAM SA

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Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Mumbai, MH, IN, 400079

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.

Summary of the Role:


Accountable for analyzing demand signals and determining the Supply Plan of both procured and produced materials in the mid-term horizon. Achieving reliable supply and operational efficiency by taking into account inventory, Plant capacities, Operational targets, regional complexities, Market requirements.



Responsibilities / Accountabilities:  


Key responsibility is to Support business continuity and customer satisfaction by owning and driving the Supply Plan in the mid-term horizon (1 months – 18 months).  This includes the following areas:

  • Supply Plan determination and review:   The demand/Supply Planner is responsible for determining, reviewing, and analyzing the Supply Plan to define whether the demand plan can be met taking supply limitations and capacity constraints into account.  The resolution of demand and supply at risk by adjusting sourcing options or constraint data in collaboration with the Strategic Planners is essential. 
  • Constraint maintenance and Capacity Utilization review:   The Supply Planner must develop a detailed understanding of manufacturing constraints and capabilities of the manufacturing locations being planned to be able to model these constraints into the planning technology used.
  • Governance and optimization planning related Master Data:   The Supply Planner is accountable for maintaining and optimizing all planning related master data as drivers for an optimal supply plan.

(lead times, minimum runtimes, safety stocks,)

  • Inventory Management:   The Supply Planner is responsible for defining and  maintaining appropriate inventory levels by reviewing system proposed safety stock levels on a monthly basis  in order to ensure a timely material availability and to minimize the impact of demand volatilities. 
  • Supply Review for Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning Process: The Supply Planner leads the Sales & Operations Planning Process by preparing and presenting the Supply Review in regional S&OP meetings.
  • Communication with Demand Planners and Commercial Stakeholders: The Supply Planner is responsible for leading communications with Demand Planners and Commercial Stakeholders based on changes in the demand curves noticed.
  • Technology: The Concurrent Planning Solution used by the Supply Planner is Kinaxis Rapid Response
  • Performance Metrics:   The Supply Planner is responsible for monitoring and driving continuous improvement to the following Metrics:
  • Plan Compliance (Planned vs Actual)
  • Inventory Days of Coverage (including NWSM)
  • Master Data Accuracy
  • Cost control
  • Planning efficiency


  • Engagement with team members from Commercial, manufacturing, Customer service and suppliers
  • Communication on changes
  • Propose solutions in case of availability issues, delays, or production issues


If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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