The planner is responsible for tactical and operational planning of components, finished goods, spares and peripherals for a production lines. Manages the balance between the supply of components required for production, target inventory levels, continued/efficient production and timely delivery to customers. Implements and improves local supply chain master data and configuration of planning module of ERP system (SAP). 1. Translate the demand plan for finished goods, spares and peripherals into a supply plan and inventory plan. Assists in the preparation of the S&OP process to come to an agreed long term and short term plan in line with the strategic defined KPI's. 2. Load up in an accurate and timely way the agreed supply plan into the Material Requirement Plan (MRP) system. Verifies the resulting purchase plan for components. 3. Prepares the monthly production plan for a specific line(s). 4. Translate the monthly production plan into a weekly/daily bucket and negotiate a consensus with production. 5. Follow up on the plan realization by production and correct where necessary to meet the agreed sales schedule. 6. Communicates component shortages and due dates for production to purchase department. 7. Challenges production capabilities. 8. Implement changes in order priorities and analyse for the impact. As a result, implement the consensus planning. 9. Gives feedback to sales-desk on progress of the schedule. Communicates and updates delivery schedules for the coming defined period. 10. Create the daily materials issue plan to ensure a sufficient materials supply for the production. 11. Assist in WIP management and WIP reduction.
· University degree or equivalent by experience Experience: · Planning experience and knowledge of MRP/ERP system (SAP) is an asset · Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, word) Competencies: · Communication skills. · Analytical, numerical and problem solving skills · Stress resistant , able to coop with complexity · Team player, ability to work in an international environment