Demand Planner

Times Microwave Systems
Mar 01, 2018
Mar 29, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time

The Demand Planner is responsible to develop, implement and align materials

planning and inventory management. The Demand Planner establishes, reviews and

maintains the master production schedule in alignment with Sales, Inventory, and


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Maintains schedules to ensure efficient, cost effective production and

on-time delivery of products to customers

Works with Operations to set up master production schedules for new projects

Works with the Customer Service Team to set customer commitment schedules

Recommends labor levels for efficient production

Daily monitors, analyzes and reports production performance and potential

production problems

Determines product delivery dates based on material availability and labor


Identifies backlogs and scheduling priorities

Revises production schedules when required due to labor or material

shortages or to accommodate unexpected situations

Provides detailed information and reports regarding production schedules,

customer on time delivery status, and corrective action status

Updates master production schedule to reflect correct completion dates

Identifies, recommends and takes corrective actions to solve production and

scheduling issues

Responsible for establishing production schedules: considering factors of

customer requests and demands, existing capacity and working w/ Production

Drive to achieve budgeted targets for revenue and on time delivery

Releases and continuously updates/manages production work orders for

finished goods, sub-assemblies and components for production

Establishes and makes decisions regarding committed ship dates

Assesses feasibility of expedited requests; Responds to Inside Sales within

24 hours of request

Gives direction to Purchasing for component expedites and appropriate order

quantities to ensure material availability

Works with Procurement on material forecasting

Works with Inventory/Stockroom to fill component shortages

Maintains departmental metrics and reporting

Participates in company-wide Continuous Improvement projects

Serves as a point of escalation for Planners and Inside Sales for any

delivery/service issues, expedite requests or commitment dates

Capable of coordinating orders and managing capacity between multiple

manufacturing sites

Qualifications/Job Requirements

Bachelor?s Degree in Business, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or related


APICS Certification, strongly preferred

Minimum 5 years successful production planning and/or materials management


Minimum 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment

Proficiency with ERP/MRP System

Lean manufacturing experience, preferred

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrated analytical ability

Excellent problem solving skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications SDL2017