Solvay Planner - Composite Materials in Mondovi, Italy

Solvay Cytec – Composite Materials for Mondovì plant is looking for a Planner

Major Responsibilities:

· The Planner is responsible for the near term coordination and scheduling of supply / demand plans (inventory plans) for all specified machines and / or materials. Material scope could include Finished Goods, Intermediate Goods, and Raw Materials.

· Develop finite plans on an ongoing weekly basis to maximize machine and material usage.

· Create and communicate a valid master production schedule on an ongoing weekly basis to maximize available machine hours, material usage, and labour.

· Manage raw material portfolio.

· Daily review and optimization of finite planning schedules taking into account operational and material changes along with business requirement/need.

· Define and communicate raw material concerns / issues and impact to finite production schedule.

· Inventory management.

· Participate and provide input into site Sales and Operating Plan.

This role reports to the Site Planning and Scheduling Lead.

Balancing Supply and Demand months 0-3

· Responsible for the near term coordination and preparation of specified supply and demand plans.

· Development of monthly supply demand plan providing visibility to specified material demands and associated supply, identify barriers / constraints, and make recommendations for resolving gaps.

· Management of specified material needs using the monthly supply demand plan as well as MRP exception messages and other SAP tools. This includes; configuration planning; specified material availability versus demand; inventory analysis; direct and in-direct requirements all in support of Solvay commercial requirements.

· Communication of specified material needs to suppliers (internal and external) as outlined in the supply demand plan and MRP.

· Coordination role between planning and customer service to include across sites or world areas where necessary.

· SAP planning and scheduling management – interface with machine to insure that the near term and long term plans are integrated.

Planning Responsibilities

Machine-

· Production planning against medium and short term plan

· Dynamic rescheduling to cope with short term production issues

· Sales Order date confirmation

· Coordination with other departments (Customer service, logistics, production, etc.

Materials-

· Issue purchase orders to suppliers and manage all specified materials. This includes managing priorities, inventory and resolving conflicts.

· Key day to day point of contact with specified suppliers.

· Responsible for developing near term forecasts for the specified material suppliers working in coordination with the activities at both assigned site as well as other Solvay sites.

· Support site personnel in resolution of problems with specified material suppliers, elevating to higher levels within the global procurement group.

· Generate cost savings, cost avoidance and product improvement efforts where possible.

· Point of contact with specified material suppliers to coordinate raw material qualifications.

Inventory Management

· Optimize manufacturing and customer service as it relates to specified materials (balance between manufacturing cost and inventory carrying cost).

· Analyze risks associated with inventory (too much or too little) and define alternatives / recommendations.

· Utilize inventory tools to manage specified materials inventory.

· Weekly analysis of specified manufactured and purchased materials & end of month inventory valuation. Identification of product cross referencing internally and inter-company, SMOG analysis, opportunities for SMOG/scrap sales / inventory transfer to other site.

· Coordinate production order adjustments or purchase order modification to maximize inventory usage.

· Conduct forecast review for planned production and/or purchase orders.

Must Have

· Business aware – capable of assimilating a lot of information and of making informed decisions under pressure.

· Consistent, pro-active, high energy level and able to work on own initiative.

· Highly developed problem solving skills.

· Excellent analytical and communication skills in order to ensure efficient communication exchange with all departments at all levels and suppliers. Demonstrated ability to influence others.

· Capable of understanding Solvay manufacturing processes and their interdependencies.

· Ability to see bigger picture, yet good attention to detail.

Requirements:

· Ideally at least 2-3 years of experience, Supply Chain Management Degree or APICS certification is a plus

· Skilled in Microsoft Excel (pivot table, complex formulas, big database), Access and/or Google tools (drive, sheet, docs, slides…) knowledge will be a plus

· Sap MM and PP module Knowledge

· Proven fluency in written and spoken English and Italian. French or another language will be a plus.

· Business aware – capable of assimilating a lot of information and of making informed decisions under pressure.

· Consistent, pro-active, high energy level and able to work on own initiative.

· Highly developed problem solving skills and critical thinking.

· Excellent analytical and communication skills in order to ensure efficient communication exchange with all departments at all levels and suppliers. Demonstrated ability to influence others.

· Capable of understanding Solvay manufacturing processes and their interdependencies.

· Ability to see bigger picture, yet good attention to detail.

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Title: Planner - Composite Materials

Location: Italy-Mondovi (CN)

Requisition ID: GBU005387

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