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Production Planner Automotive

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 Production Planner

Primary Purpose: Creation of a daily or weekly production schedule that ensures that customer demand is met by requested deadlines. This includes the analysis of raw material needed to support the schedule as well as engagement in the revision of manpower & equipment available Vs needed to support the requested deadlines.

Active participation on strategies that better fit in accordance of the business and customer demand behavior.

Duties and Responsabilities

Planning and prioritizing operations to ensure maximum performance with minimum delay which includes analyzing backlog and clear to build.

Coordination of production flow across multiple products or family of products

Monitoring of output and on time completion of work orders to ensure production plan dates are met

Schedule demand in shifts according to production needs

Address issues as prompted to mitigate any interruption to the production schedule

Communicate status of production plan through the preparation of performance reports

Collaboration with production support groups like Quality, Engineering, Warehouse, etc

Preparation and analysis of expected revenue and shipping projections

Timely communication flow with Customer Service Reps on inquiries

Analysis and monitoring of on time delivery at granular level to ensure customer request dates are met

Involvement in Lean projects and/or proposals of projects and strategies to ensure continues improvement

Revision and monitoring of inventory levels at Finished Good and sub-assembly levels to maintain optimal strategies and avoid S&E.

Maintenance of exception messages to ensure MRP is lean and true to customer demand.

Conversion of planned orders daily to ensure demand is being reflected promptly and accordingly within the MRP to execute procurement of materials as well as visibility to ship dates to customers demand.

Waterfall analysis weekly review waterfall to determine demand fluctuations and look for a strategy to accomplish mid & long-term demand

Kaizen releases 1 be-weekly

Perform an active participation on NPI releases and/or new business.

Maintain an historic of good performance on metrics; greater than 80%

Scope: Production Planning execution, demand (Backlog) execution/analysis, revenue and production projections, kaizen implementation.


Required: • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred: • APICS Certification

CARRAS negotiation skills

English Professional Proficiency

Work Experience:


• 3+ years of experience creating production plans minimal

• Proven experience creating production plans and strategies

• Great communication skills

• EPR and MRP understating in full

• Proven problem-solving tools knowledge

• In depth analysis ability is required for short- and long-term scenarios

• English spoken and written proficient

• 65% / 35% desk Vs process (floor) follow up oriented

• High level Emotional intelligence

• High skills to changing scenarios adapting


• Negotiation skills

• Experience on High Mix / Low Volume operations, SMT, Back End, manual ASSY, automated process.


• In detail depth analysis ability is required for short- and long-term scenarios

• Advanced Excel knowledge

• SAP experienced (preferable)

• Organized

• Emotional intelligence is a must

• Multiple ERP experience

• Automated supply chain tools such as Kinaxis

Experience on High Mix / Low Volume operations, SMT, Back End, manual ASSY, automated process.

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