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Sr. IBP Excellence Lead

Job Code:  452

RD Geleen, NL, 6167

Department:  Supply Chain Operations
Date:  06-Sep-2021

ARLANXEO is a world-leading synthetic rubber company, with about 3,800 employees and a presence at 20 production sites in 9 countries. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco.

Headquartered in Maastricht, The Netherlands, ARLANXEO’s core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of synthetic high-performance rubber for use in the automotive and tire industries, the construction industry, and the oil and gas industries.

ARLANXEO is a young company with strong roots. We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success

We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, competitive pay and benefits, educational assistance programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


For our Global Integrated Business planning (IBP) team, we are currently looking for a



Senior IBP Excellence Lead  

(full time, based in Geleen, Netherlands)



The position:


Arlanxeo is a 3.5 billion $ revenue company with ambitious future plans and as IBP excellence professional all you do and deliver has the direct purpose to optimize the bottom-line results, cash and customer experience. IBP is the backbone of our company and facilitates that our leadership can make the best business decisions by proving them with transparent financial business scenario's including timely risk and opportunity assessments over a 24 months horizon. Your job is to identify and deliver the right solutions with the right people to reach these goals.

As IBP Professional you are part of the IBP excellence center that owns and drives the global excellence agenda for integrated business planning.  You lead or contribute to more projects or programs simultaneously. This encompasses people, processes, data and tooling. Improvements will be primarily driven through cross functional projects with business stakeholders from Marketing & Sales, Finance, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Procurement and IT.  A solution is only successful when fully adopted by the business partners. Change Management skills are evaluated as a very critical capability.


You master the key integrated business planning processes and you are in particular acquainted with financially integrated tooling, scenario planning and performance dash boarding. As well you have a deep understanding of inventory optimization concepts in theory and in practice and you are capable in converting those in comprehensible analyzes, trends and proposed solutions for our business partners facilitating the decision making.  You are passionate to understand new technologies, trends and benchmarks in integrated business planning and supply chain as a whole, making a case for change where critical for Arlanxeo's business success.


Main responsibilities


You lead the idea generation, design and implementation of new end-to-end planning processes and solutions that cover the full sell, buy, make and deliver scope and that are  crucial to increase our business performance (cost, margin, NWC) and business performance visibility. Business performance visibility covers 24 month forward looking capability or more in each function identifying business risks and opportunities to be anticipated and included in business plan scenarios.


Your key stakeholders and team members are directors and executives which you are able to lead constructively towards a clear end goal by reconciling all of them around one common perspective and set of expectations liaised to Arlanxeo’s strategy and business goals. Emotional intelligence and indirect influencing are key capabilities to create buy-in as new ways of working not only require to influence opposite interests but as well require changes in behaviors, scope of work, methodologies and the way that decisions are being taken in the functions.


You do this in a dynamic business environment with different cultural backgrounds and rapidly changing business context.



Your profile:


    • Master’s degree in Technical Supply Chain Management or equivalent
    • Mature knowledge of E2E planning processes (Forecast, Production, OTC) and inventory optimization concepts with a minimum of 10-15 years of experience
    • Mature understanding of different product-market strategies and methodologies and able to translate these into transparent internal value creation processes and performance management.
    • Experienced in developing KPI's and dashboards in SAP BW, Power BI or Tableau. 
    • Acquainted with Advanced Planning tools and SAP ERP in a mature financially integrated IBP environment and good knowledge of industry trends and best practices
    • Sparring partner for IT when it comes to selection, implementation and interfacing of systems and agreeing on data structures/data bases.
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of the business from both a local and global viewpoint.
    • Gifted analytical thinker; proven able to synthesize complex data into simple and compelling arguments for action and change; But also pragmatically combines knowledge, expertise, analytical skills, and creative thinking to modify or adjust processes or approaches to best meet needs/objectives.
    • Solid presenter and group facilitator face to face and virtually. Ability to adapt presentations to needs of audience and explain complex topics in a comprehensible way 
    • Strong listening and communication skills
    • Strong relationship-building skills based on respect and mutual trust
    • Natural sense for the soft aspects of transformational changes  
    • Ability to travel 10-15%  (globally)

Our offer


  • A challenging and rewarding position in a very dynamic and international setting.
  • Excellent remuneration package
  • Chance to make career at the global world leader in its field as part of one of the global leading Chemical Companies.


Have we piqued your interest? Then apply with your complete application documents (cover letter, CV, certificates).


We welcome applications from all people regardless of race, nationality, religion, belief, gender, age, disability, appearance and / or sexual identity. We are committed to the principle of treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.



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