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Lead Planning, Scheduling and Warehouse

Date:  Nov 8, 2023

Pernis, ZH, NL

Company Overview


Grounded by a history that is deeply rooted in innovation, Hexion is a global employer committed to building and protecting the future by producing innovative performance materials.  Our materials are the building blocks for critical industries, including construction, agriculture, energy, automotive, and infrastructure protection. Everywhere you look, you will find our materials and people at work to help customers make products that are stronger, safer, and cleaner. When you work for Hexion, you’ll join a team that is committed to operating safely and with integrity to build a more sustainable future for all, our associates, our customers, and the communities where we live and work.

Position Overview


The lead ensures that the daily and long-term maintenance, Planning & Scheduling and the MRO of the maintenance organization are carried out safely, within the agreed quality, time and budget to optimize production facilities, quality and safety standards.
Essential Functions:
Contribute to the preparation of both preventive and corrective maintenance in accordance with the applicable procedure. This includes optimizing material management and continuing to improve the Planning & Scheduling and Warehouse departments.

Number of reports:    
Direct reports: 4
Indirect reports: 3

Job Responsibilities


The Planning/Scheduling & Warehouse Lead reports to the Technical Manager and replaces the Maintenance Team Lead in his absence. The Lead Planning/Scheduling & Warehouse is part of the Technical Management Team.

  • Responsible for the development of best practices, quality improvement and implementation of policies and procedures surrounding Maintenance Planning & Scheduling;
  • Responsible for the development of best practices, quality improvement and implementation of Warehouse policies and procedures (MRO);
  • Responsible for the correct preparation (including Zero-based budget), full implementation of preventive maintenance and its optimization;
  • Responsible for delivering MI scope on time
  • Responsible for up-to-date payments from contractors;
  • Responsible for managing the preventive and corrective preparation of all maintenance work within the (predetermined) budget and agreed time against the agreed quality standards;
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving Planning & Scheduling management systems;
  • Responsible for monitoring, controlling and organizing the material flows within the maintenance organization;
  • Responsible for quality improvement of the total work packages of the Planning & Scheduling department;
  • Responsible for updating the work processes in the management system and keeping them available for the Planning & Scheduling and Warehouse team.



  • Responsible for compliance with all local HSE/Q policies and Hexion guidelines applicable to maintenance preparation and MRO;
  • Responsible for the HSE/Q performance of the direct reports;
  • Carrying out audits and observation rounds to improve safety performance;
  • Announce and maintain the relevant procedures and instructions in the maintenance team and share them with contractors before they start work.



  • Responsible for the performance management of the team by setting objectives/KPIs and assessing and assessing ongoing performance;
  • Responsible for safety regulations as a role model and proactively identifies improvement potential;
  • Co-responsible for training, development and coaching of direct and indirect reports;
  • Managing the Planning & Scheduling team;
  • Manage and manage the Warehouse Team



  • Optimal maintenance planning and scheduling processes in line with site requirements and objectives;
  • Preventive maintenance annual plan for the coming year;
  • Zero-based budget for the preventive maintenance scope for the current and coming year;
  • Preventive maintenance fully carried out;
  • Balance between inventory levels and spare part positions (MRO);
  • End-of-year stock control for materials (MRO), assessing any discrepancies and taking follow-up actions.



Strategic focus:

  • Maintaining and developing relationships with internal customers and (external) suppliers, contractors and engineering department;
  • Be able to identify potential problems in set goals and work on/propose solutions.


Trust and teamwork:

  • Exhibits appropriate, professional behavior;
  • Open, honest, direct and respectful communication to promote collaboration and problem solving;
  • Has insight into various approaches to arrive at the right working method and decisions;
  • Collecting, analyzing and presenting work-related information to others in a way that suits the target group;
  • Promotes cooperation within and outside the group through his/her personal effort, and places team interests as a higher priority than personal successes.
  • Personal leadership style:
  • Evaluates and plans the use of available staff capabilities in order to work as efficiently as possible;
  • Takes ownership;
  • Demonstrates responsibilities
  • Acts in accordance with Hexion's core values;
  • Has a positive attitude and is willing to put energy into achieving set goals;
  • Exudes responsibility and ownership for his own work and that of his team, for the benefit of personal and professional development.


Realization of business objectives:

  • Completes work within the requested time, and contributes to the continuous improvement of work and work processes;
  • Plans, organizes and delivers work on projects;
  • Performs job-related work;
  • Achieves expected objectives on time, within budget and in the most efficient manner

Minimum Qualifications

  • MBO+/HBO work and thinking level (technical/organizational direction) with additional training and education;
  • Experience in a similar position;
  • Familiar with planning and scheduling methodologies;
  • Understanding and insight into the technical and financial requirements regarding MOC procedures, and the associated laws and regulations.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Persuasiveness;
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written);
  • Strong personality;
  • Able to work independently;
  • SAP knowledge;
  • High safety awareness;
  • Organizational skills;
  • Proactive attitude;
  • Communication skills.



If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role for 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet, or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

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