ARLANXEO is a world-leading synthetic rubber company, with about 3,800 employees and a presence at 20 production sites in 9 countries.
It is a joint venture of LANXESS & Saudi Aramco.
Headquartered in Maastricht, The Netherlands, ARLANXEO’s core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of synthetic high-
performance rubber for use in the automotive and tire industries, the construction industry, and the oil and gas industries.
For the ARLANXEO Holding, we are looking for a :
Regional Lead IBP (fulltime, China)
Reporting to the Head of Global IBP, HPE , you will be responsible for driving continuous improvement across Supply Chain activities establishing a smooth interface between the regional people, processes and systems and the global IBP organization.
The ability to quickly build and nurture strong, collaborative and professional relationships is essential in this role as you will be the main point of contact for regional leadership (sales, production and logistics).
We are looking for an experienced and proven Supply Chain Professional with team spirit able to work remote.
Support the head of IBP being a key member of the IBP senior management team contributing to strategic functional and business plans globally;
Driver for the regional organization capability, processes and systems to support the supply chain processes Demand Planning, DRP, OTC, Logistics, Product Master Data Management, Portfolio Change Management ( New Products and Phase Outs);
Driver for the production site organization capability to support integrated business planning (master production planning, scheduling, MRP, BOM) PTP and Warehousing / Transportation;
Lead the optimization of performance for all these activities resulting in effective and efficient service to end customers;
Own and lead the monthly demand & supply review with regional leadership (marketing, Sales, Finance) ensuring critical assessment of demand plans an, the supply planning and product life cycle management / projects, ensuring the region's alignment with business strategy & goals.
This is a crucial part of the monthly IBP process;
Ensure regional capability and service requirements are well articulated to GFSCM for to be covered in 3PL SLA's and liaise with regional GFSCM to drive performance improvements when needed;
Support Supply Chain Excellence team in the regional establishment and sustainability of global processes, tools and procedures;
Lead the collaboration between cross functional teams (Customer Service, Logistics & Transport, IBP), empower them to reach common goals;
Install and own monthly OTC / distribution performance reviews with region and setting the agenda for improvement;
Ensure service offerings in ( new) customer contracts are validated through the IBP process;
Develop people capability (including training);
Provide clear leadership on any organization / processes changes towards BU stakeholders and external partners to the BU to facilitate change management.
Professional / Personal skills
Master Degree, preferably in Supply Chain or demonstrated by experience;
Track record of performance at a management level within supply chain business, preferably process industry;
Outstanding thinking / problem solving skills with a pragmatic business mindset- able to make sense of complex organization challenges, develop creative solutions and find ways to implement;
Broad business background / awareness ops / commercial / finance and how it fits with business processes e.g.. Change management, IBP, marketing, financial;
Skilled in SAP OTC / DRP / SD / MM, preferably a few years of experience as production planner;
Strong analytical and logical skills (ability to make recommendation after analyzing situation) & process improvement skills;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build and sustain a vast range of working relationships across multiple functions / nationalities, be flexible in approach / Networking & influencing at all levels;
Proven track record of successful indirect leadership;
Fluent in English, Mandarin is a strong pre.