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Supply Chain Specialist Job

Company: Arkema
Location: Calvert City
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Supply Chain Specialist masters Supply Chain tools to optimize S&OP process through inventory modeling, planning and associated logistics planning, where applicable. Supports and drives implementation of enhanced processes and Supply Chain tools. The Supply Chain Specialist position reports through the Supply Chain organization to the S&OP Manager. It has no direct reports.


Support Supply Chain Operations for (Arkema Inc. Business Unit) plants, tolling operations, and import of product, including:

  • Use Supply Chain tools and advanced modeling techniques to calculate appropriate inventory levels, optimize processes
  • Perform tasks associated with equipment fleet coordination, product reclaim, provide analysis and identify cost reduction opportunities
  • Validate and process vendor invoices
  • Serve as NAFTA coordinator and work with SC leadership to complete product label reviews as require
  • Work with customer service to manage the customer complaint process up to and including resolution
  • Execute tolling activities as defined by Supply Chain Manager
  • Utilizing the SC SMART KPIs, track/analyze various supply chain performance indicators, identify trends and escalate to SC leadership
  • Participate in short/mid-term Supply Chain projects and complete assigned tasks
  • Responsible for master data integrity: creation / change / obsoleting requests
  • Coordinate and participate in customer audits as required
  • Vendor invoice processing for 3rd party warehouses, Canadian cylinder refurbishing, Freight for returned Canadian cylinder, Reverse logistics process, PTL trailer rentals, Underwriters Laborator
  • Manage daily STOs from Calvert City plant to Wagner warehouse and replenishment STOs from Wagner to outlying warehouses to maintain safety stock levels

Support the Sales and Operations Planning, Execution Process by managing the following activities:

  • Convert forecast to a supply/stock replenishment plan (domestic/global) and align equipment
  • Prepare demand review using appropriate forecasting tools
  • Convert the validated sales forecast into a stock replenishment program (domestic/international)
  • Monitor inventory quality KPI & develop inventory action plans for reduction of subprime inventory
  • Modify monthly packaging plan due to S&OP forecast deviations and adjust Worthington cylinder requirements as necessary
  • Periodic review of cylinder fleet sizing and management of aged cylinder fleet / scrap activities

Support Supply Chain initiatives and reporting, including digitalization:

  • Support the implementation of processes and tools for SC activities and drive adoption of digital initiatives, reporting and process/performance improvements
  • Support the scale-up and commercialization of new products
  • Optimize swaps and trading agreements
  • Assist in the implementation of processes and tools for improved inter-region activities as designated by the Supply Chain leadership
  • Work on Regulatory Data Reporting - etc. (EPA/CDR/REACTS etc.)
  • Provide cost analysis reporting


This position is based in Calvert City, KY. Less than 10% travel is expected

  • This position is a focal point for the business and manufacturing, and works as a liaison between Global Supply Chain, Business Managers, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Logistics, Purchasing, Finance, Marketing, Regulatory, Third Party terminals, warehouses, suppliers, competitors and carriers, etc. to optimize all aspects of the regional supply chain
  • This position leads necessary activities to ensure the operating plans can be executed and meet the commercial demands, and lead activities to resolve problems that do occur
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents


  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or Technical field
  • 5-7 years of experience in Supply Chain, Logistics or Customer Service
  • Experience in Transportation Management Systems required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (intermediate Excel skill
  • Experience in SC Optimization Systems (i.e. Picaso) and system integrations
  • Proficient in Power BI Dashboards
  • APICS Certification a plus
  • SAP including MM/PP, SD and F&P and across global ERP platforms
  • Project Management experience preferred


  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to create a climate of trust and respect
  • Strong writing skills and Strong analytical and statistical capabilities to understand supply and demand issues
  • The ability to document processes
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement
  • Networks with peers across Supply Chain and other Bus
  • Ability to educate and enlist the help of others to accomplish the required task
  • Ability to be pro-active and demonstrate initiative to communicate effectively with all levels of import partners, business, and supply chain personnel.

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of 8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Genetics, Supply, ERP, Law, Operations, Science, Technology, Legal

Keywords: Arkema, Clarksville , Supply Chain Specialist Job, Other , Calvert City, Tennessee

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