Network Planner Job Description

Network Planner Job Description

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Network planner provides systems engineering and design support for Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and network transformation, integrating network and software virtualization and orchestration to deliver new services faster and more reliably.

Network Planner Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective network planner job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included network planner job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Contribute to the design of next-generation WAN infrastructure
Maintain & support existing environment including troubleshooting & providing corrective action
Design, plan & lead implementation of network change controls
Interface with business customers and management to provide subject matter expertise as needed
Analyze and fulfill WAN service requests from other IT teams
Provide leadership in areas of expertise
Ability to periodically work several hours on a weekend (usually Sunday mornings)
Creating long and mid-term network topologies and capacity plans to exceed Corporate objectives
Working closely with your team members (Operations Research Scientists and Network Planners) to drive analysis, business cases and alignment with business stake-holders
Designing and managing robust cross-functional processes to sync monthly execution to strategic planning

Network Planner Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Network Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CSCP, CCIE, III, IAM, PMP, CCNA, IBF, ITIL

Education for Network Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the network planner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Business, Computer Science, Technical, MBA, Supply Chain Management, Electrical Engineering, Business/Administration, Education, Telecommunications

Skills for Network Planner

Desired skills for network planner include:

Kubernetes
OpenStack
Verizon Provisioning systems
Advanced Planning Systems
MS Excel
LTE and 5G RAN and Core elements
Production and logistics in an FMCG / Food environment
Understanding of new virtualization techniques like containers
Virtualized implementation of Wireless network nodes under NFV
WebScale architecture

Desired experience for network planner includes:

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, (and sometimes) high pressure environment
Supporting the development of OR models defining functional specifications and being a primary user of new algorithms/tools
2+ years working in a highly complex analytical environment, with proven track of successful project management
Manage team members along with business and program growth
Accurately determine capital and operating expenses, and obtain required approval for budget funding
Help in day to day trial management, vendor coordination, and testing

Network Planner Examples

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Network Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of network planner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for network planner
  • Accountable for developing what-if supply scenarios to continuously improve performance relating to both service levels and total costs thru continuous evaluation of supply, outsourcing strategies, product strategies and the positioning of inventory across the network
  • Accountable for leading the Supply Consensus/Network Review process, communicate decisions and supply impacts to all stakeholders, escalation and prioritization of supply responses around all issues and opportunities impacting customer service to stakeholder
  • Actively participate and support New Product Management teams to ensure that supply network plans are optimally created and that supply plans are executed in support of the established timelines
  • Accountable for developing Supply Plans to promote and support execution for achieving Customer Service levels and inventory turns per agreed target levels at all nodes of the GSC
  • Jointly with External manufacturing Group, actively support the Supplier Relationship Programs by providing collaborative, rolling, long term production requirements and supply performance metrics for joint planning engagements
  • Define and implement and integrated supply strategy for the global manufacturing network, including CMOs
  • Drive and coordinate corrective measures proactively or in the short-term to meet customer demands in supply by transferring or outsourcing products or extending capacities
  • Develop strategic concepts, deriving the optimal production network setup, in regional and global supply chain planning optimization projects and identification of best-practices
  • Effective product scheduling and inventory control
  • Detailed Finished Good Inventory Management and Distribution Requirements Planning along with overall global responsibility in meeting all worldwide inventory level requirements while meeting defined Supply Chain metrics goals
Qualifications for network planner
  • Partner with Manufacturing, Procurement, Customer Service, Regional Supply and Inventory Planners, Demand Managers, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Platform and New Product Development teams to ensure the correct balance between business or customer requirements and operational capabilities are formed
  • Develop, maintain and ensure safety stock levels and relevant master data settings are managed across the entire company's supply chain network for their product(s) to meet defined operational goals
  • Ensure that business and supply chain strategies, which are monitored through the Business to S&OP Process, are effectively and efficiently implemented within the SAP SCM planning module to meet defined objectives
  • Lead the monthly Supply Planning Review process with their manufacturing sources of supply to assure product supply requirements are met in an efficient and cost effective manner
  • Participate in the Demand Consensus and Integrated Reconciliation Processes for their product lines
  • Develop recommended Manufacturing volume budgets and quarterly reforecasts to meet desired business targets and objectives
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a network planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for network planner
  • Traffic setup and campaign launch
  • Accurately determine capital and operating expenses
  • Analyze products' availability and forecast of monthly result
  • Develop and maintain a live network plan to support long term growth for the online channel
  • Own a rolling five-year strategic property plan that enables us to make confident investment recommendations to Online and Property stakeholders
  • Ensure we have clear sight of capacity requirements up and down the country
  • Work in close consultation with Finance, Forecasting, Property and Online Operational Development teams to incorporate stakeholder needs into the plan
  • Co-develop the online Demand Surface, ensuring we can understand the online shopper in depth
  • Identify how shopper insight should inform our capacity investment programme
  • Apply advanced GIS skills to ensure we present, interpret and model our data spatially – ensuring geographic consideration forms an integral part of our thinking
Qualifications for network planner
  • SAP APO/SCM CTM experience Super User level is preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of Supply Planning experience in a large global make to stock environment is desired
  • Solid working knowledge of Supply Chain specifically within Supply and Inventory Planning is preferred
  • Four or more year of elated experience
  • Familiarity with Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens or Fujitsu SONET/DWDM/MESH products
  • Demonstrate a high degree of knowledge in job related functional area and of the telecommunications business
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a network 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 network planner
  • Produce timely and accurate demand assessments for investment proposals
  • Maintain and develop the Capacity Assessment Model, for clear and accurate commercial recommendations
  • Work closely with Planning, Forecasting and Operational colleagues to alleviate capacity constraints
  • Identify and incorporate recent sales and customer trends into capacity planning
  • Support delivery of Post Investment Reviews
  • Embed continuous improvement into analytical modelling
  • Manage the financial viability of our investments
  • In collaboration with the Supply & Inventory Planner and Site Production Planner, the SNP optimize supply and inventory plans throughout the global supply network to support the agreed service levels and supply strategies for end products
  • The SNP is responsible for long term planning (3-18 months ahead), ensuring timely completion and consolidation of accurate supply and inventory planning data
  • The SNP defines, implements, monitors and controls the supply and capacity performance in the manufacturing and tolling network
Qualifications for network planner
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in functional area and of telecommunications networks and technologies
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with military cyberspace operations and the military planning process, or with a minimum of three years in military cyberspace operations and a BS or higher Degree in Engineering, or a Computer related field
  • IAM Level III Certification is required
  • BSc or equivalent experience within Computer Science or Network Modelling
  • Strong insight and awareness of networking protocols (IP, Radius, etc)
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a network planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for network planner
  • The SNP presents the YE Global Supply planning as part of the IBP process
  • Represent Supply Chain Management in multidisciplinary projects and in the project management community of the business group DFS
  • Build and actively contribute to the continues improvement agenda and culture change of the operations discipline of BU Savoury Ingredients
  • Identifying + communicate real time quantified execution gaps and risks by site and understand the appropriate containment, recovery actions are generated, analyzed
  • Understand site specific concerns, help needed & propose new metrics where applicable
  • Understand tactical strategies across back end network that supports Micron’s Strategic Objectives
  • Utilize the BE network to effectively resolve CTM solve limitations and propose modeling solutions on site loading/optimization opportunity within the pipeline horizon
  • Understanding end-to-end supply chain and the down-stream impact of demand and supply fluctuations
  • Utilizing good analytical skills and tool experience (Excel, Pivot Tables, Access)
  • Communicating effectively with BU managers, Supply Chain, and Central Engineering teams
Qualifications for network planner
  • Demonstrate knowledge of GIS (MapInfo preferable), PowerPoint and Excel (advanced level)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of UK geography, the UK Grocery market and online operators
  • Demonstrate experience of retail property and the site research industry
  • Present complex analysis in clear and engaging ways to senior stakeholders
  • Show you’re highly numerate with excellent analytical skills and an eye for detail
  • Challenge and stretch thinking
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of network 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 network planner
  • Develop IM/IT transition plan and schedule, in coordination with IMD and the Transition Office this is briefed to the office of the CIO monthly
  • Coordinate and implement the IM/IT transition plan, including initial outfitting equipment planning, purchases and installation
  • Consolidate and ensure lifecycle management of building specific IT systems, to include but not limited to Building Automation System, Building Security System and Electronic Message Boards are fully functional
  • Ensure collaboration with all external partners
  • Serve as the technical POC to FACILITY for the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NCIBR) IM/IT Working Group to help ensure that the new facility infrastructure is coordinated with and compatible with the NICBR Fort Detrick campus infrastructure
  • Ensure that the final acceptance of all IM/IT systems is successfully completed
  • Gather requirements coordinate with CTO to develop a Technical Review Board (TRB) and Critical Control Board (CCB) plan
  • Provides unique information systems analysis, design, documentation, and implementation assistance on problems, which require in-depth, state of the art knowledge of a specialized information engineering discipline for effective implementation
  • Applies as appropriate, activity and data modeling, transaction flow analysis, internal control and risk analysis and modern business methods and performance measurements techniques
  • Constructs sound, logical business improvement opportunities consistent with corporate information Management guiding principles, cost savings, and open and closed system architecture objectives
Qualifications for network planner
  • Production planning (Tactical)
  • Capacity Planning (Tactical)
  • Prepares and delivers presentations and briefings as required by the task
  • Provides management with status of projects, problems or other outstanding project related issues
  • The Team Lead will receive tasks from IMD management and assign these tasks to a member or members of the section
  • Candidates will ideally have knowledge and experience in data analytics coupled with modelling skills and a solid understanding of telecommunication networks

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