Senior Planner, Supply Chain











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  • The role owner creates the plan and schedule for manufactured and tolled finished goods at a detailed level on the short-term horizon.
  • The role owner directly influences working capital though inventories and supports sales growth through improved material availability.  Typically, the role owner works in SAP R3 or SAP APO PPDS and collaborates closely with production, site operations and customer service.
  • Key Performance Indicators:  Days of Inventory Valued, Delivery Reliability, Process
  • Performance Indicators: Supply Plan Adherence


Main Tasks:


  • Maintain a rolling demand and detailed schedule for sites and tollers.  Pro-actively take actions to avoid delays and shortages.  Monitor and manage alerts.
  • Optimize WH utilization, reduce related cos.
  • Schedule finitely planned process orders and optimize under consideration of various constraints such as asset utilization, inventory targets, material availability dates and costs.
  • Monitor, review and drive improvements in production plan reliability and supply accuracy
  • Coordinate CIQ/IMI and related issue with platform team and BU technical team, reduce the lead-time of Customs Clearance.
  • Label inventory management to fulfill customer’s special requirement.
  • Escalate short term supply issues to the Business.  Ensure the short-term plan is revised accordingly
  • Provide support to the Supply Review meeting for S&OP and Operational Planning reviews
  • Maintain pro-active alignment with other parties involved (e.g. manufacturing, site operations, order desk)

Pro-actively monitor, analysis and eliminate dysfunctional inventory



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Working Experience: 5 years above
  • Recognize Supply Chain as linking the entire value chain from customer to source through material and information flow. Explain core knowledge and theory concepts and recognize these in a real world environment.
  • Use the transactions associated with Material Management and Planning within SAP R/3 & APO. Understand the importance of, and relationships between, planning relevant master data. Identify planning relevant master data and its impact on end-to-end Supply Chain process; know how to query, review, challenge, and maintain this data.
  • Release the rough cut MPS to the short-term planning and scheduling horizon within either APO PP/DS or SAP R/3; understand the relation between MPS and Material Requirements Planning.
  • Relate to BU strategy and objectives; understand markets, customers, and products; assess and apply appropriate SC practices.



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Logistics/Supply Chain Management