Senior Supply Planning Specialist

Richmond, VA

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives, and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S. based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect.

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Why work at AdvanSix?

• We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being

• Total Rewards program includes a competitive compensation, health, dental, vision & wellness programs, paid vacation, 401K with company matching, health savings programs, disability & life insurance, employee assistance program

• Tuition reimbursement for continued education, certifications, training, and development

• Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences



Position Summary: The Supply Planning Specialist is responsible for initiatives related to shipments and ensuring a high level of efficiency across the supply chain through all stages to maintain replenishment and production schedules that vary based on demand requirements.




Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute and maintain the monthly SIOP (Sales Inventory and Operations Planning) and all associated initiatives to achieve on time shipments to meet internal and external needs
  • Drive efficiency across the supply chain through planning and forecasting material replenishment and a production schedule that anticipates and adapts to variable demand requirements in support of the operating plan (SIOP)
  • Support and expand on all opportunities to level load the plan to drive improvements in inventory, on-time-delivery, fulfillment, cycle time, capacity management, and growth
  • Lead initiatives to streamline systems and process; work with business group to identify areas for process improvement at all levels of the operation
  • Own and facilitate the Inventory Record Accuracy (IRA) metric and understand the Material Usage Variance and Production financial impacts
  • Facilitate communication with Product Managers, Sales, Customer Service, Supply Planning Specialists and/or other Planners to provide insight and direction for specific inventories
  • Manage competing demands and priorities and put a high priority on attaining results
  • Work closely with sales and supply planning specialists to balance internal needs versus customer needs
  • Recognize forward risks in the supply plan (SIOP) and accurately communicate implications with proposed solutions
  • Responsible for Master Data for planning at the site
  • Liaise between many departments, e.g., procurement, logistics, finance, sales/commercial, and plant operations
  • Organize monthly meetings with key supply chain internal and external stake holders including Vessel Owners, Terminal management, and Raw Material Suppliers
  • Lead Raw Materials call with Procurement and Site Planners
  • Work with Supply Planner to develop and maintain appropriate inventory targets and/or Days of Supply
  • Own and maintain the forecasting tools and spreadsheets; automate files to save time and increase planning accuracy



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, supply chain, or related field or equivalent organizational experience
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt certification preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in supply chain or production scheduling



Additional Qualifications:

  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience developing processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of chemical and/or refining industry
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP a strong plus, specifically master data
  • Finance and/or accounting knowledge a plus
  • Knowledge of sales and operations planning processes, inventory record accuracy, and material usage variance
  • Understanding of 24-hour bulk production facilities
At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past work experience doesn’t perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Application Process

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  • It is easy to apply for AdvanSix jobs online. Create a profile in DayForce and upload your resume or fill in the form with your job history.
  • Your profile and resume will be reviewed by a recruiter and you’ll be notified via email whether you will be proceeding with the interview process
  • The first interview will be a telephone screening with the HR and recruiting team, If there is mutual interest, there will be additional interviews with the team and an in-person site visit
  • Once interviews are completed, if you are determined a good fit for the AdvanSix team, a formal offer will be extended. Offers will first be verbally given and quickly followed by a formal letter via email
  • Every offer is contingent on the successful completion of the pre-employment and background checks required for the position.
  • We can’t wait for you to join the team!