• Planner I

    Job Locations US-MN-Bloomington
    Posted Date 3 days ago(5/17/2018 2:16 PM)
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  • Overview

    This role is responsible to load a plan that supports the Sales Schedule. Modify the sales schedule and build plan as the short term forecast changes, re plan for pre build configurations depending on customer order and to distribute the workload uniformly throughout the quarter in a way to optimize the material flow and labor burden.


    • Works with other schedulers to create and plan for future periods as well as to review the current plan. Implements the decisions made by the team by modeling them in the Subassembly Production Schedule, and then manages the MRP runs to provide procurement signals to purchasing team
    • Coordinates closely and continually with other schedulers to update the schedule in accordance with changes to the forecast, changes to tool configurations, inventory and labor availability, etc.
    • Places Purchase Orders for Service, Expedites and Returns with Suppliers
    • Communicates Sales production plan changes and potential work stoppage issues. Proactively initiates solutions to scheduling, material and manufacturing challenges. Notifies purchasing staff when MRP update runs are complete and provides a briefing of the net changes
    • Provide input on to Production Planner on item master settings such as Lead-time, Period of supply, Safety stock
    • Generates, communicates, utilizes key performance data relating to schedule commit dates, activity levels, material status, and documentation accuracy to relevant managers



    Education & Experience:


    • BS/BS
    • Two years of related planning experience in a low volume, high value, custom configured capital equipment manufacturing environment



    • Strong knowledge of ERP/MRP systems, standard business practices, and production scheduling methodology.




    • An aptitude for technical product configuration, dates, numbers and attention to detail
    • Strong tolerance of ever-changing schedules, frequent reprioritization
    • Thrives on fast-paced change and seeks to adapt to customer preferences and volatile market conditions.
    • Identifies opportunities for improvement in all aspects of work and has the initiative to develop and implement solutions to problems encountered.
    • Strong aptitude and competence for all popular business software applications.



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