Head of Supply Chain NAM

About the role

Location: USA - Houston

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent



We provide solutions for a better tomorrow.


Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Borealis currently employs approximately 6,500 employees and operates in over 120 countries. 
Role Purpose: 
    Lead the optimisation of all aspects of the North American polyolefin supply chain and ensure alignment to overall polyolefin’s strategy and global Supply & Operations Planning (S&OP), with focus on long-term growth and value generation. 
    Own, steer and coordinate the North American S&OP business process including performance review and outlook, business update (sales, marketing, procurement, product management, operations), operations update, product development update.
    Leads the North American polyolefin’s tactical business execution forums. Responsible for hosting and chairing monthly S&OP

Area of responsibility:
    Responsible for the optimization of the sales margin for Borealis polyolefins in North America for the short and medium term based on the forecasted demand and supply capabilities.
    Setting of inventory targets in North America and responsible for their implementation. Secures product availability and supply capability according to business strategy while optimizing working capital consumption.
    Decide on North American asset loading based on business input.
    Leads and manages the regional (= North American) S&OP and supply chain teams
    Contributes to the optimization of Total-Cost-To-Serve by driving business optimal sourcing decisions (balancing cycle cost, inventory cost and logistics costs) while maintaining/improving customer satisfaction.
    Responsible for S&OP process alignment, regular volume flows between Baystar and Borealis logistic service providers and the re-sale business produced at overseas Borealis & Borouge locations.
    As leader of Business Execution forums in North America, delivery of  the North American Business Plan and Scorecard is the key success factor
    Responsible for North American DOI (Days on Inventory) as set in the Business Plan
    Responsible for North American S&OP organizational effectiveness through the metrics defined

About you


    University degree – master preferred - in the disciplines of either Supply Chain Management or business or engineering
    Mastery of English at business level 
    Financial literacy 
    Superior understanding of the petrochemical value chain 
    EXPERIENCE IN THE ROLE: 5 years management experience in supply chain management or product management or sales or marketing or production in the chemical industry 
    TOTAL EXPERIENCE: 10 years of business management experience in process manufacturing
    Ability to lead a cross functional team across various locations to deliver the overall NAM PO strategy 
    Solid business leadership on strategic and tactical level in complex and volatile environment 
    Recognised as high performing, successful leader of change
    Ability to provide mentoring, coaching and leadership across various functions
    Ability to influence stakeholders in Borealis, Baystar and Borouge on key decisions
    Sound decision making and proactive conflict resolution

About Borealis and our offer

We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Marc Kochan, (Marc.Kochan@Borealisgroup.com). Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


Following Austrian law regulations, we offer, reflecting your experiences, skills and competencies, competitive compensation based on the collective labour agreement chemical industry starting at EUR xxxxxxx annual gross salary (based on 38 hrs/week) and are willing to pay more based on your experience and background. In addition, we offer a yearly bonus and a voluntary company pension plan.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.

With head offices in Vienna, Austria, we employ 6,900 employees and operate in over 120 countries. In 2021, we generated total sales of EUR 12.3 billion and a net profit of EUR 1,396 million. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares, while the remaining 25% is owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We supply services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com 


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