Taipei, Taiwan

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The Supply Chain Analyst position is a key role in the SBU S&OP team responsible for performing supply planning activities to ensure product supply is equal to demand, and that plans developed optimize business performance to meet Operating Plan objectives.

Nature and Scope

The Supply Chain Analyst will work as part of a Strategic Business Unit and is responsible for the mid-range planning of fulfillment activities for the products assigned, removed from the day to day execution activities and is focused on the mid to long term horizon (3-18 Months).

The Supply Chain Analyst is a more senior analyst role working as part of a Strategic Business Unit and is responsible for the mid-range planning of fulfillment activities for the products assigned.

The primary responsibility of the analyst will be to optimize the supply chain network to meet the operating plan targets for the SBU as well as to meet intended service levels for customers.

This includes optimization of raw materials, returnable packaging components, subassemblies, return empty containers, as well as finished goods.

The work will be primarily accomplished through active participation in the S&OP process. The SCA will work closely with the SBU Demand Analysts to understand demand requirements, work closely with Operations and Purchasing to balance supply and demand and support reconciliation of supply to Op plan with Finance team.

The SC Analyst will also provide direction and work closely with the SC execution teams in the plants to ensure adherence to approved plan, and to get feedback on the reality of actual orders vs forecast.

The Analyst role is an individual contributor but requires very effective influencing skills, operational experience, and a collaborative approach The incumbent must also be analytical in nature, possess excellent system skills, data mining skills, financial skills, utilize metrics to report performance and have a keen process focus.

Travel may be required, in particular within the Asia region. Work will be done primarily in an office environment. Global meetings require very good English as well as ability to accommodate off hours.

Dimensions :

Businesses Supported Specialty Gases

Annual Revenues Supported $1.2 B

Annual Supply Chain Spend $75MM

Finished Goods Inventory Value $90MM

Non bulk Fleet Assets GBV $165MM

Number of Material / Plant combinations 8800


  • Effective utilization of S&OP process to insure supply equals demand over the 18 month horizon. Work with Supply team to resolve potential bottlenecks which may erode financial performance.
  • Utilize Quattro BI, APO SNP and S4 reports for planning resources.

  • Utilize Prospect data and changes in demand in Quattro BI on daily / weekly basis to analyze ability to meet requirements.
  • Run what if scenarios based on prospects in pipeline to insure capacity available for future demand.

  • Responsible for monthly evaluation of shipping frequency on each lane, identifying opportunities for optimization and prioritization for primary shipping lanes for products.
  • This includes both the finished goods outbound as well as the empty return frequency. Analyst to work closely with Transportation team for this analysis.

  • Develop replenishment strategy (MTO, MTS, RTF, Etc) for materials assigned as per strategic vision for platform and use of competitive lead-times.
  • Using Inventory Sizing Tools, analyze and update Inventory settings in SAP for finished goods, ready to fill containers, and bulk intermediates.
  • Work with Material Planner team to optimize raw material settings as well.

  • Perform Lead Time Analysis on all parts on regular basis to compare actual vs stated lead-times for opportunities to decrease times as per lead-time reduction policy.
  • Adjust inventory as required.

  • Identify fleet requirements or excess fleet developing a plan to resolve the imbalance. This is accomplished by utilization of fleet planning tool and accurate maintenance of cycle time data to match current network and accurate customer hold times.
  • If fleet is required, the Supply Chain Analyst will identify conversions needed reducing asset purchases and develop plans for excess fleet.

    The SCA is also accountable to analyze and communicate the shipping frequency for return containers coming back to source plants.

  • Perform planning for cages and chassis where applicable for product lines.
  • Understand expedite costs and root cause to reduce and / or eliminate future expedites. Recommend changes to minimize expenses.
  • Identify opportunities to minimize complexity (Active Material numbers and extensions) and coordinate changes with business area to reduce.
  • Communicate regularly with Demand Analysts to get improvements for forecast combinations that most impact fulfillment execution and costs
  • Thru SOP process, identify the need for allocation and if approved by SBU SOP team, lead the effort to change the strategy as well as communicate to the teams impacted.
  • Guide material planners thru execution. Recommend when allocation should be removed.

  • Subject matter expert, SME, on APO as well as S4 production planning / scheduling providing leadership for Material Planners and others.

    The candidate should hold an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, business management or logistics. He or she should posse excellent written and verbal communication skills in English as well as local language.

    Proficiency in advanced planning systems, statistical forecasting tools, SAP, APO, MRP and Microsoft Excel is required. The candidate must be able to deal with large amounts of complex data and be focused on financial impact.

    A minimum 5 years of experience in a planning role is required before assuming this Supply Chain Analyst role. Certification in APICS CSCP or APICS CPIM is preferred.

    Experience in supply chain, finance or logistics management, operations or product management, or other process-focused business positions is required, along with working knowledge of production and inventory management work processes.

    This position requires a high degree of data analysis and must be financially savvy.

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