CommScope, Inc. Planner, Demand in Shakopee, Minnesota

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

Due to our continued growth and demand, we are currently recruiting for a Demand Planner with a concentration in New Product Introduction (NPI). Position should be located in Kessel-Lo, Belgium, Brno, Czech Republic or Shakopee, MN USA though other regions / locations may be considered.


Under limited supervision, responsible for operations planning for assigned NPI projects. Partner with project leaders, PLM, engineering, procurement and operations as the operations / planning stakeholder on NPI projects.


  • Work with NPI project teams to ensure capacity, inventory and supply chain is ready to support NPI launch

  • Facilitate collaboration with cross-functional teams in supply chain setup assuring that lead time expectations, safety stock levels and MOQs are balanced with global business goals and customer service expectations

  • Clean handoff to day-to-day production planners for launch ensuring that operations’ requirements are satisfied

  • Collect data and generate reporting of forecasts, inventory, customer order entry and other items / trends. May be asked to disseminate and present these reports to various interdisciplinary team members and stakeholders

  • Proactively lead the global planning activities by being the focal point of communication with the BU and Operations leaders. Mentor local Production and DC Planners in coordination with Operations/Distribution Managers in all regions.

  • Work closely with procurement and vendors in managing contract manufacturing products.

  • Set in motion or manage end-of-life exercises if applicable

  • Other efforts and requirements not specified as required.

  • Ability to travel globally.


  • Minimum of a four-year Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent)

  • Procurement, Process Engineering, Production Planning or DC Planning experience preferred

  • Must be able to work flexible hours and travel internationally

  • Comfortable speaking in public or to large audiences

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and influence personnel of various levels and disciplines

  • Self-starter, high level of personal accountability, and innovative individual

  • Knowledge of production control systems, specifically SAP required

  • Strong PC skills required (MS Office)

  • Business Objects report generation experience preferred

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.