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BASF Planning Manager in Regina, Saskatchewan


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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

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. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Planning Manager - (1900922)

Where the Chemistry Happens

The main purpose of this position is to manage the supply and demanding planning strategy for the Canadian Crop Protection business. The position is administratively responsible for three planners. The role is responsible for ensuring that a detailed plan for country specific finished goods support the APN business in terms of sales forecast, upsides and inventory targets. The ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with stakeholders of many functions and organizational levels will be critical to the success of this position.

  • Manage the Canadian Sales and Operations (S&OP) process by preparing for and conducting S&OP meetings as well as tracking and ensuring fulfillment of actions. This includes leading the Sales and Marketing Teams in developing sales forecast based on sales projections, inventory status, distribution inventory, new product launches, registrations, etc.

  • Manage the rough-cut planning process covering- 300 skus and a 36-month

horizon for formulation sires, tolling agreements while considering global


  • Support the Regional S&OP process as required. Optimize formulation supply

planning through regional coordination of country demands to ensure on-time

finished goods supply in accordance with service level agreements while meeting

inventory targets and optimizing total cost of supply through efficient asset


  • Define, lead and/or participate in project targeted to specific opportunities such

as AP Supply Chain initiatives.

  • Partner with Sales and Operational Planning teams and Business Leadership to

develop and implement strategies and plans to optimize the business.

  • Coach and develop staff to meeting ongoing and changing business dynamics.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding 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.

Formula for Success

  • Business Degree or Agriculture Degree with a minimum of 8 years business experience in commercial functions and/or Demand and/or Supply Planning.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead meetings with diverse participants, direct reports and teams

  • Excellent organizational, communications, collaborative and interpersonal skills to foster respect, teamwork and problem solving with other internal functions, supply chains and external partners

  • Effective problem solving skills combined with strong analytical skills

  • Solid understanding of manufacturing processes

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement interrelated, time bound plans

  • Solid understand of SAP and the APO modules within the system

Job: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service

Organization: N-APN/P-Seeds & Traits Global Seed Supply-63022182

Title: Planning Manager

Location: CAN-SK-Regina

Requisition ID: 1900922