Dow Chemical Improvement Manager in Houston, Texas

  • The Dow Chemcial Company * has an exciting and challenging opportunity for aSupply Chain Improvement Managerlocated in Houston, TX.

The role is responsible to lead, identify, assess, and optimize the material flow and risk trade-offs across the supply chain at a tactical or strategic level . The Supply Chain function has the responsibility involved in the moving, handling and storing of chemicals and products in a safe and secure manner that complies with regulatory requirements and in an efficient way.

  • Responsibilities include: *

  • Lead on a large scale, identify, assess, and optimize the material flow and risk trade-offs across the supply chain at a tactical or strategic level (inventory, purchasing costs, production costs, logistics costs, product quality, asset utilization, productivity and customer service)

  • Optimize or design supply chain infrastructures (distribution networks, plant locations, outsourcing)

  • Identify and assist in the implementation of optimum inventory levels that balance costs with business strategic initiatives

  • Participate on supply chain strategy development, including customer/product mix analysis, customer/product segmentation, channels-to-market, capital investment, and sourcing decisions

  • Optimize or lead the development of supply chain work processes, business rules, and establish metrics in the areas of forecasting/demand planning, production planning, inventory management, order fulfillment and the S&OP process

  • Apply supply chain most effective technology (MET) and best practices during business projects

  • Support the design and optimization of supply chains through the use of optimization tools (linear programming, spreadsheet analysis)

  • Test supply chain design scenarios, process variability and trade-offs through modeling techniques (simulation)

  • Act as an emerging or knowledgeable contact in the areas of project management, supply chain optimization tools, approaches and methods

  • Manage cross-functional projects and relationships

  • Leverage internal consulting skills, communications and project methodologies

  • Participate on or lead cross-functional team projects

  • Apply MET Planning technology (ECC, APO tool suite, Logility DP and MP) to continuously improve planning and scheduling.

  • Apply MET SC automation technology to reduce lag time and real time information in supply chain.

  • Apply Integrated Business Planning (IBP) concepts to improving business processes towards maturity for Supply/Demand/Reconciliation.

  • Manage cross functional projects to improve Packaging and Specialty Plastics end to end customer fulfillment experience.

  • Dow Offers *

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree

  • Must be able to manage multiple projects

  • Technical proficiency in the use of computer applications, and sound analytical skills are necessary.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. - based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent basis (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident or qualifying Asylee / Refugee).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or other related Sciences

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Manufacturing or Supply Chain operations

  • Experience with Logility, ECC and APO

  • Experience with Oliver Wight IBP methodology

  • APICS CPIM Certification

  • The critical competencies required for success are Interpersonal Effectiveness, Initiative, Value Creation, and Supply Chain Management.

  • Experience with Access DB, skills with managing large amounts of data effectively

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at , you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at .


Improvement Manager



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