CommScope, Inc. Planner in Verna, India

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Job Title : Planner

General Summary

Activities that ensure the correct and smooth movement of the inventory within production floor and the yard, supporting manufacturing process to complete costumers orders more efficiently.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Using corporate ERP system (SAP), create material inventory/purchasing plans, capacity plans, and shop-loading parameters based on customer forecasts, current sales, seasonal trends and information received from sales in order to reduce response time to Customer demands and increase market share.

  • Maintain this forecast in response to the following situations:

availability and lead-time of components

market forces

increased/reduced demand

global corporate inventory policy

weekly exception report

  • Fine-tune resource requirements - materials, headcount, shifts, etc - to match expected demand, or to compensate for any known resource shortages

  • Creates schedules for production areas (master production schedule) and suppliers (MRP call-off purchase orders), to match actual customer demand, ensuring that material and production resources are effectively used. Re-analysing and adjusting schedules as necessary to ensure the optimal flow of work in the production areas with consideration for customer needs, manufacturing capabilities, and material and manpower constraints.

  • Identifies changes in capacity or material availability to sales. Elevates issues to management which negatively impacts the MPS, and hence availability to customer

  • Responsible for applying best material availability dates to Sales Orders and Quotations by analysing the Bill of Material and Plant Capacity.

  • Expedite supplier materials to meet master schedule needs, Liaising with Shipping Agents regarding imports of Air and Ocean Freight, providing VAT Deferment Authorisation, delivery schedules and requests.

  • Liaise with counterparts at other client locations to establish global inventory strategies, reducing response time to customers who require high value/low usage components within a short lead times

  • Release works orders from Master Production Schedule to various productions to ensure product availability in line with customer orders.

  • Modify this schedule daily in response to the following changes

customer demands/priorities

material availability

quality/engineering issues

manpower availability

drawing/engineering changes notes (ECN)

  • Determine production priorities and communicate to production teams at daily meetings and ensure that these priorities are completed in order to achieve the customer request date.

  • Also responsible for investigating any discrepancies, utilising ERP systems, around accuracy of inventory (raw, WIP, finished goods), shipments, returns, and invoices

  • Provide local and corporate management with KPM (key performance metrics) around inventory holding (active and slow-moving), and capacity utilization, with recommendations to optimize same.

  • Responsible for investigating possible alternative uses of excess and slow moving stock in order to reduce and eliminate this specific area of inventory and optimise usage of material.

RELATED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s in related curriculum such as Engineering/Commerce/Materials Graduates with 3-8 Years of similar material/production experience in a high volume/mix manufacturing environment, ideally electronics. Previous multinational company experience, ideally US - and also experience of working directly with vendors and planners at sister facilities to acquire parts to meet needs.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Include demonstrated competencies and physical, mental, & interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of a modern ERP system - ideally SAP - including an excellent appreciation of MPS/MRP etc.

  • Abilities - Can demonstrate experience and skills in understanding and interacting with sales-team, suppliers, and production teams. Accurate, decisive, data-driven, multi-tasker, who delivers to personal commitments in a complex tight-schedule environment

Commscope is an Equal Opportunity Employer.