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Demand and Supply Planner

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Date: Sep 3, 2022

Location: Pudong New District, SH, CN, 201204

Company: Lubrizol Corporation



This role is accountable for conducting demand planning for LZA China market and managing inventory level for warehouses in north and east China. Core task is to continuously improve forecast accuracy, service level and work as a key business partner to commercial team.





Demand Planning (70%)

Create 12-18 months demand forecast for LZA China

  • Take lead on monthly demand review meeting, consolidate, map and analyze business updates from sales and PMG.
  • Generate and sign-off demand forecast, considering statistical forecasting, sales/PMG inputs, along with operations supply capability.
  • Take accountability for NPI, PLS and CR, which may significantly impact future demand.
  • Be part of global consensus demand planning team, contribute from the perspective of unique business environment from China, embed China demand planning process into global one and get aligned in Asia pacific regions.
  • Improving forecast accuracy so as to ensure business growth with possible reduction on cost to serve.


Supply Planning (20%)

Overlook China warehouse inventory and service level

  • Optimize inventory level and structure for LZA China warehouses
  • Coordinate with multiple functions on NWSM solutions, to reduce and prevent NWSM. 
  • Responsible for replenishing stock among China manufacturing sites and warehouses.



Continuous improvement (10%)

  • Continuously optimize demand planning model.
  • Continuously optimize supply planning and inventory control procedures.
  • When needed, initiate CI projects, such as network optimization for cost saving purpose. 




REQUIREMENTS (education, experience, competencies and specific job requirements):


  1. Education
  • Bachelor’s degree or above


  1. Experience        
  • At least 5 years supply chain experiences in multinational companies, such as demand planning, material planning, inventory control, logistics management, etc
  • Experience in Chemical or related industry is preferred


  1. Main Core Competencies
  • Self-motivated and result driven
  • Communicate effectively and being influential
  • Collaborate (with multiple functions locally and globally)
  • Strategic Thinking


  1. Knowledge, technical/professional skill:
  • Good analytical skills
  • Structural problem-solving skills
  • Solid experience on SAP/APO/Kinaxis
  • Good presentation skills preferable
  • Project Management skills preferable


  1. Language Skill:
  • Fluent in Mandarin and English (both speaking and writing)


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