CommScope, Inc. Materials Planning Analyst in Kessel-Lo, Belgium

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Purpose

As a Materials Planner, you are responsible for your own material schedule, reviewing current demand, your current supply plan and the current available-to-promise (ATP) quantity.

You will be processing and monitoring daily purchase orders based on MRP results, this in accordance with the overall BU targeted inventory level. Assuring timely delivery of purchased components and finished goods by building a constructive relationship with several supplying parties is a key element in your position.

In your central role between customer and supplier, you will have an intensive daily interaction with customer service in order to offer a high service level based on customer expectations.

As a key-person within the product value stream, you are participating in continuous improvement projects within the current Supply Chain, focusing on planning and logistics. This as a part of dedicated project teams, or on an independent base.

You actively contribute in establishing a balanced supply chain „cost-cash-service“ triangle.

Accountabilities

External/Internal Customer Service

  • Respond to Customer Service Team requests/expedites in a timely manner

  • Monitor and support fluctuating demands through SAP – MRP system

  • Place purchase orders with appropriate dates and quantity in line with MRP requirements

  • Monitor daily performance and assess long term business issues

  • Foster positive relationships with both external and internal suppliers and customers

  • Work with suppliers, customers and operations team towards continuous improvement

  • Run and analyze necessary reports to maintain an accurate schedule

  • Support processes on invoice discrepancies, solve discrepancies on incoming material

Data accuracy

  • Regularly check and support maintenance of master data and system accuracy

Past Due Analysis

  • Monitor, escalate and drive solutions for intercompany/supplier deliveries

  • Monitor, escalate and drive solutions for customer delivery performance

Supplier Relations

  • Monitor daily performance and communicate to vendors accordingly to improve on time delivery

  • Work with suppliers and other members of purchasing team towards continuous improvement in the areas of quality, performance, pricing and lead-time reduction whenever possible

Inventory Management

  • Maintain order policies and maximize customer satisfaction while minimizing inventory levels

  • Work with warehouse and shipping team

Requirements

Required

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Logistics/Supply Chain or equivalent.

  • Preferably with 5 years’ experience in a supply chain environment.

  • Planner/material controller experience in a systems driven environment

  • Problem solving attitude - analytical

  • Fluent written and verbal English

  • Maintaining excellent customer service levels under pressure/stress-resistant

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office (more specific excel)

  • Flexible– enthusiastic – positive – team player

Advantageous

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Other language skills

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.