Junior Planner

York, Pennsylvania
Not Specified
Nov 12, 2020
Jan 11, 2021
Job Type
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Career Level
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As a Junior Planner, your primary objective will be to control the production of wireless devices coming in for repair and of the components used to repair the devices. You will be assigned projects in which you will coordinate the necessary resources (i.e. material and labor) to ensure we produce the necessary electronic devices on time to meet/exceed our customers expectations. You will be entrusted to make critical decisions that will affect our business such as identifying what products need to be built, within what time frame and identifying the components needed to complete the tasks. Youll be expected to maintain proper controls of the inventory used to rebuild/refurbish these devices.

Primary Job Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Participate in development and training process to ensure team competencies and capabilities to reach the business goals and expectations
  • Review documents, such as production schedules, work orders, or staffing tables, to determine personnel or materials requirements or material priorities adjust schedule as required to align with capacity and constraints
  • Plan the daily/weekly plans based on Master Schedule requirements by requisition and maintenance of inventory materials or supplies necessary to meet production demands and goals
  • Coordinate availability of material (handsets and components) for production with stockroom and receiving
  • Provide accurate daily, weekly, and monthly feedback on production status (against work orders and schedules) with department supervisors or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes
  • Coordinate availability of production capacity with production supervisors
  • Execute Materials Requirements Planning (MPR) to drive requirements for components and handsets
  • Confer with establishment personnel, vendors, or customers to coordinate production or shipping activities to expedite flow of materials and meet production to resolve complaints or eliminate delays
  • Analyze trends to forecast demands and plan production commitments or timetables for business units, specific programs, or jobs, using sales forecasts
  • Compile information, such as production rates and progress, materials inventories, materials used, or customer information, so that status reports can be completed
  • Maintain inventory turns and reduce Excess and Obsolete (E&O)
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • No direct responsibility of others, but will be used as a reference with the absence of the Senior Planner and the Department Manager
  • The inaccurate performance of this job will have an impact on the dollar value of physical inventory

Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Bachelors degree or 3-4 years of equivalent experience; or 2 years experience in any manufacturing environment
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Great Plains and expert level in Excel (must be able to used functions like pivot tables, charts, and trend analysis)
  • Ability to utilize excel to create worksheet containing pivot tables, utilize v-lookup functions, have the ability to create and maintain complex formula as well as maintain data links

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • APICS Certification preferred (CPIM or CSCP)
  • Solid understanding of MRP process for driving time-phased, end-item and component requirements
  • Able to read and interpret Master Schedule data and develop detailed production plans
  • Demonstrated strength with Tier One ERP: SAP, Oracle or JDE
  • Experience with Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) best practices
  • Demonstrated experience working with a high demand retail/distributor
  • Have MPR/ERP experience in a manufacturing/re manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Bill of Material structures in relation to planning activities
  • Working knowledge or better of Visio

Other Requirements:

  • Occasional: Bending, squatting, kneeling, reaching, twisting, exposure to changes in temperature, being near moving machinery, and office machinery
  • This position requires incumbents to regularly sit at a desk and operate standard office equipment such as a computer and phone
  • Employee is occasionally required to stand and walk
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus
  • High energy and positive outlook
  • Possess strong analytical skills and ability to analyze large amounts of data
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to anticipate and plan for unforeseen challenges
  • Strong team player with the ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, buyers, managers, senior management, and all other departments as required
  • Able to effectively multi-task while working under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to influence management, teams, and individuals
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts
  • Results oriented with ability to react to situations with a sense of urgency
  • Proven track record in the leadership of the material/production planning function


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