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Reference ID 146369BR_EN Updated 15/09/2020 Employment Type Full Time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country United States City/State Michigan City Work Location Michigan City

The Role

What is the role?

The Production Planning Scheduler assumes a key role in reconciling global supply & demand planning, scheduling and inventory management for the Michigan City Powder plant. This involves identifying and resolving key strategic issues across the Shell Catalysts & Technologies supply chain, primarily focused on our key raw material of powders. This position is instrumental in coordinating with the individual site schedulers and planners to ensure both concise planning and execution of the developed plans – immediately identifying and reconciling threats.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Key liaison between operations and supply chain on all aspects of production and scheduling.
  • Liaison between local shipping and end customer (Catalyst sites) to meet on-time delivery per the production schedule.
  • Enter and track Process orders and production scheduled for production in SAP and Aspen.
  • Ordering of the required raw materials and packaging materials by creating purchase requisitions and purchase orders (PO).
  • Contract holder-role and day-to-day mgmt of raw materials.
  • Track all finished product inventories and balance at month end.
  • Inform MC operations as to changeover dates and upcoming plant trials through appropriate communications or meetings.
  • Back up for shipping of materials as necessary.
  • Participate in Transactional Quality Team.
  • Participate in scheduling teleconference between head office and other sites.
  • Participate and support Warehouse Management, Walk and Talks, toolbox sessions and LOD1 audits (Safety).
  • Management of raw materials
  • Work with manufacturing plants, domestic and international, offline storage locations, customers, freight forwarders, carriers, and suppliers
  • Build knowledge of materials consisting of powders, raw materials, and liquids
  • Improve efficiency, reduce costs and assure compliance in supply chain related processes
  • Manage external and internal stakeholders
  • Leading and challenging the site, while bringing in the Global Supply Chain view to encourage better decision making for the overall business
  • Any other duties assigned to meet business needs.

What we need from you

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate / possess most of the following skills / attributes:
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience in planning or logistics required.
  • Must be detail oriented and process driven
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work with a Global team
  • Must be able to work at Manufacturing site with remote Supervision.
  • Must be able to work effectively in the face of changing priorities
  • Must be able to self-prioritize in a dynamic environment
  • Must be willing to take on additional tasks as needed
  • Some knowledge/awareness of hazardous materials regulations, import/export regulations, and compliance, logistics, and accounting principles
  • Sound working knowledge of various PC software, including but not limited to Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SAP.
  • Workload is unpredictable making it difficult to plan and schedule work activities subsequently, working nonstandard hours to resolve and troubleshoot issues may be required

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business. Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

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