• 11 september 2019
  • 10 oktober 2019
  • LyondellBasell Hoofdkantoor
  • Rotterdam
  • WO
  • 5 tot 7 jaar
  • Vast
  • Medior
  • Senior
  • Planner
  • Chemische Producten
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Are you looking for a role where you can lead the operations planning process? Do you want to work for a company with many challenges and even more possibilities? Welcome at LyondellBasell....

This is the role

How can we optimize our planning processes to reach the best business results against the lowest costs or largest margins? How can we make sure the impact of operational issues does not affect the supply and demand volumes too much? What will the costs be if we decide to produce a ton PO less or a ton PO  more? Questions we ask ourselves daily, and that’s where you come in.

As an Operations Planner you will be responsible for leading the European operations planning process for several products in our intermediates and Derivatives business and for joint global planning with colleagues in the US and Asia. You manage business operations by developing and maintaining operating plans which include demand forecasting, production and supply planning and optimization, distribution planning and inventory targeting. Regarding the business optimization you provide analytical support. 

Communication in this role is key. You interface cross functionally with the business, sales, legal, manufacturing and the supply chain. The goal is to achieve an aligned operating plan with the highest possible economic value. Furthermore, you act as a focal point between Manufacturing, Marketing, Raw Materials Supply and Supply Chain in relation to production/contingency plans and short-term strategies. And finally, you collaborate with co-producers in global swaps, exchange, toll and purchasing agreements. 

As you monitor performance versus plan and recommend improvements your focus will be both on the short-term planning and the 5-year planning horizon. You Identify new strategic and tactical integration opportunities from an overall business perspective between manufacturing sites and with our partners.

This is who you are

You have a track record in operations planning or product management, or you have a track record in process engineering in the chemical or refining industry and ready for a change. You know the chemical industry business. You are a natural communicator who has the gift to align team members and stakeholders within and without the company. You are not only a verbally communication talent but can also report clearly towards different kinds of audiences. 
You possess great coaching skills which helps the team on content matters but also helps them to be more efficient and productive.

This is what you bring
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering required (Chemical Engineering preferred) 
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a manufacturing, business planning and analysis, supply chain or a commercial role.
  • A broad knowledge of the chemical industry business, manufacturing operations and economics
  • A broad knowledge of analytical and decision-making tools and methods as: Excel, PowerPoint and SAP
  • Analytical and good communication skills. 
  • English fluently 
  • Team player


Our LyondellBasell competencies are the following: Builds effective teams, Collaborates, Cultivates innovation, Customer focus, Demonstrates courage, Drives results, Ensures accountability, Instills trust and exemplifies integrity. 

For this role the following competencies and skills are critical: Analytical skills, communication skills, persuasiveness (influencing skills), handle stress well and agility to handle changing priorities 

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialists on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package.


Please feel free to call Chris de Boer at +316 48375361 for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button.
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This is LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries.  Our products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

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