Master Planner Job Description

Master Planner Job Description

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Master planner provides planning parameters values needed for rough cut and detailed capacity planning, including lead times, yields, success rates, run rates and shop calendars to ensure planners have the correct planning assumptions for production planning and scheduling.

Master Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Thorough and in-depth knowledge of ERP Systems, Master Production Scheduling, Production Planning, and Capacity Planning
Creating and maintaining detailed master production and material plans for the product line to use in driving Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and planning production capacity to support SOP
Run and controls MRP in order to guarantee the required production flexibility and reach the targeted inventory levels
Addresses the procedure from initial data collection and analysis to MRP generation
Load the forecast data into MRP (Oracle)
Produces and distributes the build plan to the Contract Manufacturers taking MRP results and CM flexibility constraints into account
Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for problem solving obtaining results
Introduces and integrates new technologies and/or new processes, as needed
Manages raw materials inventory levels
Develop and maintain necessary records and documentation in compliance with ISO system requirements

Master Planner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Master Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CSCP, CIRM, CPM, PMP, PMI, NAPM, CIPM, SP

Education for Master Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the master planner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Business, Engineering, Business/Administration, Education, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Science, Accounting, Management

Skills for Master Planner

Desired skills for master planner include:

MRP
Lead times for specific component types
Internal run rates
Test development lead times
Industry practices and standards company policies
Jabil’s software packages
Industry practices and standards
Excel
Capacity Planning
Methodology

Desired experience for master planner includes:

7+ years of experience in rotating pumps repair and/or manufacturing
Demonstrated capability in creating quotations for pump repair and service
Must have strong computer skills in Microsoft Office
Attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and paperwork
Ability to work with new product introduction, out of production spares, and customer returned material
Responsible for maintaining the Master plan the forecast setup in our ERP system within the Danish sites

Master Planner Examples

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Master Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a master planner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for master planner
  • Responsible for various standard reporting ad hoc analysis/reporting
  • Supports the cycle count process by analyzing and reconciling inventory discrepancies
  • Participates in project planning meetings that range from routine to moderately difficult
  • Participates in planning projects that range from routine to moderately difficult
  • Coordinate with manufacturing, quality, regulatory and sales and operations planning to resolve bottlenecks in supply
  • Act as the link from supply chain to stakeholders in manufacturing, project management, finance, quality, process science, regulatory and the market in order to meet established business goals
  • Establish the master plan and weekly production plan for the company by converting demand (forecast, customer orders, customer schedules, commercialization timeline etc) into a feasible production plan to ensure matched sets of materials and capacities are available to meet the needs of customers in a cost-effective and production efficient manner
  • Revisit and revise plan (if necessary) to incorporate changes either internally or externally driven (eg, changes in customer prioritizes)
  • Generating Sales and Operations plans (SOP) while balancing market demand with production capacity and teaming with production management to achieve the most efficient use of production resources
  • Scheduling new orders and manage backlog in line with SOP and material plans, and be primary factory contact for Factory Order Management
Qualifications for master planner
  • Able to function with a minimum amount of supervision
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in manufacturing, inventory planning, distribution or purchasing
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience using an advanced planning system
  • Must have good working knowledge of PC application and software
  • Must be able to plan, coordinate, prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Must have good presentation and communication skills
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a master planner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for master planner
  • Supporting and generating weekly and monthly performance reports measuring on time shipments, open slots, actual shipments port
  • Continuous improvement for SOP and supply chain
  • Review and align the customer quarterly demand updates against contractual requirements and existing build schedules
  • Schedule manufacturing operations from production major assemblies through sub-assemblies and detail parts and make recommendations to the Operations Manager
  • Use SAP to load the agreed manufacturing schedules into the UTAS SAP system
  • Work initiatives associated with performing capacity analysis, time studies, labor performance analyses, and cost estimating
  • Track performance of manufacturing processes and benchmark against best in class of others in the Industry
  • Collect, analyze and make recommendations based upon interpretation of data
  • Participate in the budgeting process, financial reporting process and Continuous Improvement activities
  • Monitor and analyze the weekly health measures report for the program and trouble shoot inaccuracies between the System and Production schedules
Qualifications for master planner
  • Comfortable presenting in front of small to medium sized groups
  • Outstanding business acumen commercial and financial understanding
  • Profound knowledge of MS Office, ERP systems
  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate/possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Ensure best practice methods are established and utilized through the use of documented Standard Work
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or related field
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of master planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for master planner
  • Number rented square meter bean warehousing - 70 000 square meters all over Europe
  • Stored volume of cocoa beans in Europe scope (M2) - on average 250 000 MT cocoa beans (currently @ €2500 /mt)
  • Cost per mt beans THC till bean intake plant - € 4 million
  • Steer days of coverage with target range - Up to 8 months
  • Accelerate time to market (planning and coordination of Product Launch)
  • Coordinates, accelerates, sets up product flows with purchasing, production, sub-contractors, warehousing, QC, QA, logistics and regions together with local SC (incl
  • Implement the phase-in /phase-out strategy in line with the rules (RA) or PVU decision
  • Be a point of contact for the Development group for each new project within its product family and for sub-contractors
  • Manage the risk in the supply chain in collaboration with finance, commercial, TST and QA
  • Flag potential issues and develop contingency plans
Qualifications for master planner
  • APICS CPIM and or CSCP Training and Certification preferred
  • At least 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing, production planning, scheduling, materials management with exposure to S&OP process is highly preferred
  • Good team player with passion, customer focus, a demonstrated sense of urgency to resolve conflicts as they arise, & the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • APICS or similar would be a pre
  • Fluent in local language (Dutch) and good level of English (verbal and written)
  • Very good understanding on ERP systems (JDE is a pre) and on SC cost
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Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a master planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for master planner
  • Manage inventories (incl
  • Guarantee transparency and timely communication of information for a Product for upper management and key stakeholders
  • Participate to the executive S&OP (strategic scenario planning, demand & supply validation)
  • Prepare and leads Brand Sales and Operations Plan process, out-of-stock management meetings and other coordination activities to maintain coherence and ensure alignment of actions to meet supply chain targets
  • Prepare Budget planning and Long Range plan
  • Lead the country calls for the Global Supply Chain and prepare a communication on any crisis management related to their product family
  • Participate and represent Supply Chain in the monthly and quarterly review meeting with CMOs
  • Lead the demand forecast review, challenges and manages sales forecast in order to establish every month (generally) and weekly a reliable and feasible production plan for all plants (Chemical, Pharma and Packaging plants CMOs), meeting service level, capacity utilization and inventory target level
  • Follow up real production vs plan and takes necessary actions (root cause analysis, production plan revision, coordination meeting,…) in order to meet service level, capacity utilization, and inventory target level
  • In collaboration with the global supply leader, periodically review the ABC classification and Safety stocks in order to optimize service level, capacity utilization, inventory target levels.
Qualifications for master planner
  • If appropriate, defines Supply Chain agreement process with external manufacturers organizations
  • Evaluates sub-contractors yearly performance
  • Lead the global CMOs for planning execution (procurement, Master data & CMO OTIF)
  • Guarantee proper use of the system and makes sure accurate data are maintained at any time
  • Engage in any improvements and changes management projects, challenges current ways of working in order to increase value for Patient
  • Take necessary actions/initiatives such as reviewing or defining new procedures or work modes, refining or extending the use of tools (IT programs, …) in order to increase planning team’s efficiency and improve results
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of master planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for master planner
  • Work independently, coordinates project within own department and is an active member of the projects in order to improve processes and demonstrate its knowledge of the business drivers
  • Is able to address complex situations and answer to non-standard requests from any customers, keeping in mind costs and budget constraints
  • Issues KPI's, follows and built action plans according to KPIs (service level to affiliates and 3rd parties, total inventory value only along the supply chain, adherence to plan, total cycle time) in order to improve results on these indicators
  • Is the owner of all planning master data, in collaboration with the GPMD team
  • Coordinate with manufacturing, quality, regulatory and sales & operations planning (S&OP) to resolve bottlenecks in supply
  • Interaction with S&OP and commercial leads to ensure alignment of the supply/demand vs
  • Work on continuous improvement of supply chain planning tools (setup, maintenance, report generation)
  • Communicates schedule conflicts status to management in timely manner
  • Utilizes production and operating data and drives the appropriate action
  • Properly and timely revise, propose and update Super Market levels for the SKUs under his/her responsibility
Qualifications for master planner
  • 5 years of experience in production planning/scheduling role/ system setup
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills as you will be working across all parts of the business
  • Experience with master planning/ master production scheduling
  • Outstanding business acumen profound commercial and financial understanding
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience and 6 – 8 years of experience with the development and implementation of integrated master scheduling
  • Must have U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain required government security clearances

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