We have as little to do with the fascination for Formula 1 racing as we have over the wonderful feelings you experience at a great concert. However – you will often find OXEA products in the fuel for racing cars, in car body paints, in the many plastics used in sound engineering, and in DVD and Blu-ray discs. OXEA is one of the world‘s largest manufacturers of Oxo products and is Number 1 in the Merchant Market. We are economically sound and continually growing – with a strong environmentally green conscience and a respect for cultural values. With approximately 1400 employees worldwide, we offer a working environment with a streamlined hierarchy which provides a wide variety of responsibilities that will challenge you professionally and provide opportunities to advance your career development.

Regional Planner

Supply Chain

Houston, US, 77056

OQ Chemicals Company Overview |World leader in Oxo Chemicals

Oxo products are the core competency of OQ Chemicals. We are producing more than 70 oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives for customers in a wide range of industries with various end market applications. Our chemicals are important ingredients in products that are used in daily life around the world. "We" refers to more than 1,400 OQ Chemicals employees worldwide. At our plants in Germany, the USA, China and the Netherlands, we produce intermediates and derivatives.


Job Purpose:

Production planning and distribution/resupply planning within a zero to four month time frame.  This position interfaces with the Global Planner and the Global Marketing & Sales force, requires daily contact with other Regional Planners internationally in development and execution of the Sales and Operations Plan (S&OP).


The position will act in accordance with the Group’s Mission, Vision, Values & Strategies, as well as, policies, guidelines and international standards, supported by an IT Technology platform, and HSE standards.



Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • S&OP process
  • Supply / Demand balances
  • Develops the production plan
  • Develops the terminal supply
  • Executes exchanges with co-producers
  • Inventory control
  • Maintains SAP PR3 MRP data for supply and inventory
  • Create STO’s, planned orders
  • Product ATP release
  • Allocation release
  • Regular inventory reconciliation (balances)
  • Plans intra-region distribution network and can reassign optimal ship point for customers and terminals for both OQ and 3rd party vendor locations if requested
  • Resupply communications with EU
  • Scheduling or booking of drumming
  • Monitor sales vs. forecast (warning system)
  • Vessel nominations tentative and firm
  • Lead the key commercial target setting and deliverables for the assigned Assets market and planning and optimization activities on Strategic (5+ yr.), Business Planning (5 yr.), Budget (1 yr.) and monthly rolling horizon;
  • Proposing the feedstock allocation, intermediates transfer and market allocation between the assigned international assets;
  • Ensure optimum plans the assigned international assets including raw material detailed scheduling
  • Supports the shipping of hydrocarbon products by expediting cross-border forwarding processes.
  • Drive improvements based on performance reviews and back casting.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.


Notable Working Conditions: Office environment, intensive computer screen use, sporadic visits to operation site.


Education Requirements: Bachelors in related field


Language Requirements: English


Background and Experience:

  • SAP Knowledge
  • 3 years experience required / 5+ years experience desired
  • Downstream and specialty chemicals business management
  • Hydrocarbon and OXO-Chemicals value chain management
  • Results Oriented – Demonstrated ability to work in a fast pace environment


Competencies and Skills: 

  • Has the ability to learn and develop new skills quickly to adapt to change
  • Planning/optimization and performance management
  • Lead others by example
  • COMMUNICATION: Negotiation | Persuasive Communicate at various corporate levels | Ability to work across different functions | Deal with diversity and multicultural cultural background
  • Strong work ethic
  • Able to build strong relationships and networks with terminals and other service providers
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong organizational skills – organizes daily work such that daily tasks and projects are completed on time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Applied advanced problem solving skills


All individuals are invited to participate regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, marital status, religion, disability or veteran status, and any other criterion prescribed by law.


Check Out Our Benefits

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Health Equity Health Fund for health and dependent care
  • Disability Benefits
  • Basic Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Paid Time Off for a balanced life
  • Competitive salary, bonus, 401(k) plan with match and profit-sharing match

Nearest Major Market: Houston