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Manager, Planning in Rochester, MN at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 2/16/2019

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Job Description

Job Title
Manager, Planning

Job ID(Requisition ID):

Job Summary
Manager, Planning with our Supply Chain team

The Planning Manager oversees and guides the establishment of production schedules to ensure that actual production meets scheduled customer requirements. Establishes, measures, monitors and adjusts limits or levels of capacity resources in order to execute production schedules.

Essential Functions and Competencies

  • Manage the establishment and maintenance of production plans based on material availability, customer expectations, production capabilities and human resource planning.
  • Manage the procurement activities that support the production plan.
  • Evalulate capacity and material simulations as required; Communicate the results and finalized realistic plan acceptable to affected areas.
  • Manage a team of Supply Chain Analysts and Planner/Schedulers which support the site Customer Focus Teams.
  • Work closely with Master Scheduling to ensure planning schedules do not exceed actual capacities.
  • Recommend material planning adjustments based on the analysis of lead times and marketplace trends, as required.
  • Work closely with customers as needed to establish best practices for material planning and forecasting.
  • Manage the most cost effective material lot sizes based on inventory turn objectives, processing requirements and production requirements.
  • Interface with all concerned functions to maintain a continuous flow of information; Correct problems/discrepancies and implement changes/adjustments.
  • All employees are responsible for the quality of their work to ensure BEI meets, or exceeds Customer Satisfaction.

Qualifications / Education / Experience
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats
  • Effectively mentor employees at all levels
  • Understanding of and ability to use continuous improvement tools
  • Ability to drive solutions to complex planning issues with limited supervision
  • Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required
  • Effective analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills with employees and customers
  • Effective negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate discretion, confidentiality, independent judgment and professionalism when representing the company
  • Demonstrate leadership and people management skills
  • Demonstrate teamwork and the ability to operate on diverse project teams with minimal direction
  • Solid financial understanding, risk analysis ability, relationship-building, and project management
  • Lead or participate in a continuous improvement activity with complete documentation, including a follow up review with the team in a presentation format
7+ years of experience in commodity purchasing/planning plus 3+ years in a leadership role4 year degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience as approved by executive management
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Job Location
Rochester, MN, USA

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