Ingevity Demand Planner/Inventory Manager in North Charleston, South Carolina


Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.

At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.

Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!

How you will impact Ingevity

Ingevity Corporation is seeking a Global Demand Planner/Inventory Manager to join our Global Planning team. This position is responsible for leading the creation of demand plans critical to the accomplishment of our monthly Sales and Operations Planning process. By collaborating with all levels of the commercial team, this position ensures that demand plans are developed which drive creation of both supply plans and financial projections. To make this happen, this position ensures that our sales reps enter sales forecasts (volume and price) into our planning software (OMP). This is then aggregated and presented to the business leadership for review and approval. Because the forecast is such a critical input, the demand planners work with the commercial teams to improve FC accuracy using metrics and analytics. This position also evaluates global inventory to aid in the setting of customer required inventory and in ensuring aged, excess, and damaged materials are being dispositioned in a timely manner.

  • Perform effectively and reliably under time constraints to support the monthly S&OP global planning process

  • Ensure sales forecast for the 15 month horizon are entered by sales reps for both volume and pricing

  • Lead the creation of demand plans by consolidating the forecasts into a global view of demand and obtaining business management approval

  • Utilize understanding of businesses and customers along with FC metrics and analytics (such as 60, 90, 120 day MAPE and CFE) to identify error and work with sales reps to improve FC accuracy

  • Implement statistical FC where appropriate to improve FC performance and reduce manual effort expended by sales reps

  • During periods of demand constraints, act as subject matter experts for processes which limit sales to forecasted volumes by working with customer service and sales reps to ensure effective use of these processes

  • For respective markets, lead the development of the annual plan (budget) for the coming year

  • Implement continuous improvements to demand planning-related processes including enhancement of the next generation advanced planning system (OMP) which was recently put in place

  • Manage the global inventory for related business units consisting of raw materials, work in progress, finished goods and maintenance and repair materials

  • Assist with determining inventory placement on a global level to support business plans

What you need to succeed

  • A minimum of 3 years supply chain experience (planning experience preferred)

  • Proven ability to lead diverse groups to achieve defined endpoints in support of critical business processes

  • Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders across various levels of the organization

  • High level of attention to detail and analytical capability

  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. (experience with planning software and especially OMP a plus)

  • Ability to communicate effectively and present information confidently across a wide range of audiences (e.g., upper management, commercial, production, supply chain, finance)

  • Desire to learn about respective markets to gain confidence of business partners

  • Ability to make decisions using business judgment and intuition

  • Strategic thinking to develop inventory levels that meet current and future business needs

  • Ability to develop usable, actionable information from business data and to effectively explain results

  • Potential to advance beyond this current position

  • Occasional travel (including international) required

About us

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.

With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.

Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Job ID 2018-1839

# of Openings 1

Category Supply Chain/Logistics