Supply Chain Analyst (Polymers)

Job Title: Supply Chain Analyst (Polymers)
Location: Houston, TX – US
Employment Status: Full-Time
Reports To: This position will report to the Global Network Optimization Manager – Polymers.
Travel (%): <5%

Major Roles & Responsibilities


Kraton is looking to hire a new member of our Supply Chain Organization. The Supply Chain Analyst will support the Polymers Supply Chain team by maintaining and improving existing key daily, weekly and monthly metrics reports. These reports include forecasts, inventory, production, & sales, with most reports produced in Excel, while others involve the use of Access and SAP BI/BW.


Major Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Design, build and maintain new reports and metrics as required by the organization, including Tolling and Packaging Costs, Type Change Costs, and Schedule Compliance
  • Develop knowledge of existing reporting/data systems and identify techniques to optimize report creation
  • Gather information for monthly sales and operations planning (S&OP) package to be communicated company-wide
  • Conduct occasional review of past statistical analysis and identify additional avenues to glean knowledge from large data sets (outlier analysis, control limit analysis, regression, etc.)
  • Collaborate with other supply chain personnel, especially other analysts, to share ideas and create consistent approaches to reports and data


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Skills and Experience



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related field of study from an accredited college/university, with completed coursework in Mathematics or Statistics
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ related work experience, including experience in Supply Chain Scheduling/Planning
  • Advanced knowledge and use of Excel (formulas, pivot tables, power pivots, charts, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic statistical training



  • Lean Six Sigma training or certification
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Minitab, SAP BI/BW, SAP SCM or other external data systems
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