APAC Business Planning & Supply Chain Analyst

Job location:
Singapore, Singapore
Created moment:
November 11, 2021
Job reference:
REQ - 05072

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

APAC Business Planning & Supply Chain Analyst

Job Summary

The APAC BP & SC Analyst will be part of a team including the following functions: Sales & Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Customer Services. Reporting to the regional BP & SC Vice-President with a dotted line to the Finance organization, she/he will support the team by building the processes and tools then by collecting and analyzing business planning & supply chain data. She/he will also contribute to ad hoc projects (e.g. greenfields, financial business cases, cost optimization projects).


Support to Supply Chain & Customer Service activities:

  • Create processes and methods to gather supply chain & customer service data (e.g. logistics costs/ton, inventories, number of customer complaints). 

  • Establish performance measurement, KPI reports and tracking on supply chain’s performance prior to monthly performance reviews. 

  • Conduct data analysis to identify problematic areas and suggest improvements to the team

  • Set a Logistics/Freight P&L

  • Measure & analyze financial performance of Supply Chain operations 

  • Plan and implement logistics optimization projects (e.g. route planning, loading/unloading planning)

  • Develop and set-up training materials, SOPs, RACI charts for supply chain processes with relevant teams

  • Train and guide the team on supply chain activities through set-up, implementation phase. Follow-up through implementation phase for governance and sustainability purpose

  • Discover the most cost-effective shipping modes and schedules

  • Evaluate vendor operations (e.g. freight forwarders) according to quality standards and communicate with Purchasers

  • Collaborate with IT professionals to implement effective systems, report developments & enhancements

Support to Business Planning:

  • Create processes and methods to gather Business Planning data (e.g. OTIF, plant capacity utilization, margins)

  • Support product managers in reviewing the financial business case of their projects (e.g. NPV, IRR, ROI, Payback)

  • Support business development potentials by providing Supply Chain costs insights and analysis

  • Calculate statistical forecasts on supply chain costs impact to the business (i.e. Freight Costs forecast projection)


  • BSc/BA in Supply Chain , Business Analytics, Finance, Mathematics or a related field


  • Controller

  • Logistics Analyst / coordinator

  • Business Analyst (or M&A analyst willing to move to a Corporate role)

  • Consultant in Operations optimization / Manager in a Big4 (with strong acumen in finance processes and coding)


  • >5 years experience


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, conversing in other language ie Chinese and/or Japanese and/or Thai is an added advantage

Position Type

Full time



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