Silo Scheduler & 3rd Party Co-ordinator - Grangemouth

INEOS - Trading & Shipping
Ref: 891 Date Posted: Tuesday 13 Aug 2019
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Silo Scheduler & 3rd Party Co-ordinator

Ineos O+P UK

Supply Chain Team


INEOS Grangemouth are now looking for a Silo Scheduler & 3rd Party Co-ordinator to control the evacuation of the polymer product silos according to the production plans to ensure that product is replenished to pre-determined storage locations throughout Grangemouth and Europe in order to meet customer needs and to ensure that sufficient empty silo capacity is maintained to allow the plant to run continuously.  To monitor the performance of the 3rd party logistics to ensure that they meet the standards set to allow the supply chain network to run smoothly.


  • 3 separate product families (HDPE, LLDPE and PP) produced across the Innovene 4 and PP3 plants.
  • Up to 600 kTes of manufacturing throughput capability per annum involving ~ 100 separate stock keeping units, in both bulk and packed form (equivalent of 30,000 truck movements per annum)
  • 84 non-interchangeable on-site silos with a capacity of around 22 ktes. (Silos: 48 LLDPE & 36 PP3). Management of the silo evacuation to provide sufficient space for the plant to continue to feed forward
  • Bagging of up to 150ktes/annum of packed product, using 2-3 bagging machines on the CLP
  • 2 separate warehouses (1 at the CLP plus 1 European) providing 15 kTes (11,000 pallets) of storage space for packed product, operated & maintained by 3rd parties.
  • A network capable of handling ~24,000 stock replenishment / overflow (truck and ship) movements per annum.
  • Replenishment of approx. 180 bulk & packed loads per week to 11 separate storage locations across Continental Europe
  • Replenishment to any of the 9 Forward Stock locations (FSL’s) in time to serve > 800 different customers throughout 50 countries worldwide

Principle Accountabilities

  • Create and communicate optimised silo evacuation plans that control the final product from each plant through the Grangemouth stock replenishment network in order to ensure silo availability for new production.  
  • Create an integrated and optimised rolling 2 week plan for the Grangemouth silo and warehouse evacuation activities, and communicate requirements to the Logistics Service Providers (LSP’s) in order to enable them to implement the storage, handling, haulage and shipping demand required.
  • Review the Production scheduler’s stock replenishment plans daily in order to ensure on-site storage, bulk container & haulage availability, and packaging machine availability are factored into their replenishment requirements and feedback any issues so that an alternative acceptable plan can be developed to meet the business needs. 
  • Review weekly and monitor the LSP performance against the silo and warehouse evacuation plan, implement in-week changes as required, and discuss and implement improvements at regular performance meeting.
  • Develop revised replenishment plants in the event of unforeseen circumstances (plant shutdowns etc.), share with production schedulers and agree revised plan in order to meet business and sales needs.
  • Co-ordinate product movement to the various European storage locations list in transit reports, identify and resolve any issues in order to meet customer requirements.
  • Co-ordinate the re-packaging of product when required and agree repackaging plans with LSPs in order to meet business requirements.
  • Performance manage 3rd Party Logistic Providers in order to identify any ongoing issues and resolve these issues or raise with the Contract Manager so that a course of action can be agreed to maintain the necessary performance to meet business needs.
  • Monitor local haulage assets in order to ensure business needs are met and additional costs are legitimate.

Special Features

  • Arbitrate between the needs of the 2 separate Polyolefin businesses (PE & PP) in the event of their combined demand exceeding the stock replenishment network capabilities.
  • Communicate repackaging and/or stock movements between separate stock locations, across separate 3rd party companies in the UK & across Continental Europe.
  • Provide on call support within the Supply Chain Team

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills


  • Higher National Diploma (HND) / SVQ level 3 in a numeric discipline is preferred.


  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with service providers, whilst maintaining a professional relationship and protecting the commercial interests of INEOS.
  • Balance and arbitrate between the needs of the 2 Polymer plants represented in Grangemouth, to ensure agreed customer service levels can be met, whilst balancing the cost to serve impacts on the Grangemouth Logistics team.
  • Logical and methodical approach to problem solving, coupled with the ability to recognise links and priorities in conflicting information.
  • Has a proactive approach to problem solving, able to make decisions and justify those in times of conflicting demand, and mitigating issues before they arise
  • The ability to drive to an optimum balance where there is no perfect solution
  • Be prepared to work flexibly in a changing environment
  • Has the ability and willingness to identify and implement new initiatives and alternatives to recognised problems.
  • Highly motivated and customer orientated with the ability to influence within immediate peer group.
  • The candidate must have excellent communication skills. (Verbal and written)
  • The candidate must have proven team-working ability and a commitment to delivery within a team.
  • Confidence to use own initiative and good bias for action, with agreed operating limits.



  • Experience in SAP would be advantageous
  • MS Excel proficiency is required