Senior Planner


Jessup, MD

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 36 days ago

As part of the TQE team, the Planner will be responsible for, but not limited to; on time delivery of OEM and catalog products by following through from customer commit to actual shipment; providing planning support for new product introduction of modules, sub-assemblies and components

Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Manages the manufacturing planning process for finished goods and sub-assemblies
  • Develop and maintain production plan for the assigned product lines
  • Issue production orders daily to the production floor based on components and capacity availability
  • Maintain and update capacity plan for different product lines.
  • Analyse and maintain coverage min levels for components, sub-assemblies and finished goods.
  • Calculate and maintain min production order quantity based on demand and fixture.
  • Keep track and maintain production lead time for sub-assemblies and finished goods.
  • Manage demand forecast based on historical data and yield rate.
  • Supervise and report actual results against production plan.
  • Monitor critical shortages, high stocks, low stocks and zero stocks
  • Proactively review component/raw material supply and determine the required push/pull actions resulting from this.
  • Work with purchasing to ensure that the critical components and raw materials are delivered on time


US Persons/Green Card Holders:

  • Ability to work on ITAR related products


  • Minimum 5 year of planning and/or scheduling experience preferably in semiconductor, telecommunications, data communications components, sub-systems and modules
  • NPI planning experiencepreferred


  • BS/BA in Supply Chain Management preferred

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong sense of ownership
  • Process oriented
  • Ability to think systematically
  • Ability to plan and schedule products with multi-level BOMs
  • Experience with complex planning, forecasting, and product lifecycle programs
  • Proficiency in ERP/MRP systems, preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Strong ability to work well in a group atmosphere and comply with high quality standards.

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