At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world?s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team?especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America?s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future Demand Planner (1803852) ? Southfield, MI Where the Chemistry HappensThe Demand Planner is directly responsible for driving and continuously improving the demand planning processes for the Automotive Business within the region North America, especially for coordinating and validating OEM and Tier customer forecasts. This core responsibility is further extended by developing and leading the regional integrated Sales and Operational Planning process for this business unit. This function is a strategic interface between multiple business functions and the entire supply chain organization for ECN.The successful candidate will have a desire to operate in a high paced environment where cross functional interaction is an integral component of its responsibilities. Self-driven individuals are preferred to cultivate/influence partners within the coatings business. The position reports to the Supply Chain Planner Manager for North America.Formula for Success ? Leveraging your educational and professional background in Supply Chain Management, Demand Planning, Logistics, Operations, or a related field, you will own and drive the demand planning process for the automotive business unit. This includes managing the forecasting process in close collaboration with on-site employees at customer locations and driving the demand validation process.? Your thorough understanding of the Sales and Operational Planning concept will allow you to facilitate demand and supply validation meetings, Executive S&OP meetings and ensure a cross functional and integrated planning process.? Utilizing your operational experience in SAP & APO DP, especially in the modules DP, MM, and PP, you will measure and track performance KPIs to improve business health.? Your APICS CPIM or equivalent Supply Chain qualification will demonstrate your expertise in supply chain management and will help you to lead continuous improvement projects for the region.Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer YouAdding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you?the whole you?in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you?ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.Apply for this job.