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Germany - Germering
Job Description
Position Summary:
The Master Data Planner is responsible for demand and production planning, determines material requirements and maintains inventory at planned levels. Owns and understands the comprehensive tactical functions of master data set up, data parameter maintenance, forecasting and KPI reporting. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises good judgment within generally defined practices and policies when selecting methods for acquiring solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

Demand Planning
Plans procurement of finished goods and raw materials from approved manufacturers,
OEMs and Suppliers
• Creating the AOP with an overview of Shippings, Production quantities and Stocklevel
Participates in every aspect of planning related meetings e.g. Life Cycle, New Product Introduction
• Host of the Planning Meeting involving Operations, Finance and Marketing
Participates and contributes to monthly SIOP (Sales Inventory & Operations Planning) process
Completes special projects and assignments as requested
• Contact for Order Management and Procurement regarding demand figures
Development of proposals to improve robustness of internal and global supply chains
Implementation of standard controls and analytics for Master Planning
Maintains, monitors Master Data for Planning; revises essential system planning data to ensure ERP system is effectively planning future requirements
• Responsible for the supplier forecast

Production Planning
Executes the weekly Production planning
Master Planning of manufacturing activities
• Global Inventory Management: DOS reporting and analytics, inventory parameters, Product Life Cycle management; measure related KPI’s
• Production slot planning

Inventory Planning
Coordinates inventory planning and replenishment of raw materials, components, and finished goods
Checks excess and obsolescence requests from other regions
SPOC for spare parts Distribution Centers and regional Warehouses
Ensures product mix alignment with commercial; highlights deviations, opportunities and risks

Bachelor’s degree, with studies in Business, Operations, Supply Chain with a minimum of 5 years of
Materials and production planning experience preferred or a minimum of 7 years equivalent
Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel with advanced data analytics experience.
ERP experience a must, SAP and Navision a plus.
Experience working in Lean Environment and applies lean principles
Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain concepts and application
Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral & written)
  • with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities
  • with a strong team focus perspective.
Excellent time management skills; used to work with tight deadlines
Fluent in German and English
Up to 15% Travel
Strong continuous improvement mindset

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