As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Planner is responsible for planning functions. He / she will maximize productivity, product quality, and customer satisfaction while minimizing cost. The Planner will follow up on availability of materials, delays and order changes, ensuring customer requirements are met.
Utilize SAP system to plan and translate demand and supply requirements for work orders.
Create and complete production orders in SAP, input cycle count data and reconcile variances.
Create and maintain production order integrity and documentation.
Liaise with purchasing department to ensure purchase orders meet SAP demand.
Liaise with Sales department to meet customer order commit dates.
Seek continuous improvements and initiate corrective actions where applicable.
Support new product introduction teams
Review and provide input to Engineering Change Orders. Provide material impact analysis and implements approved changes in production as necessary.
Resolve all work order discrepancies within 1 business day, cycle count related problems within 2 business days and MRB issues within 5 days.
Notify Operations Director and Manufacturing Engineering of routing/BOM discrepancies
Coordinate on time delivery of normal production and engineering projects, as appropriate.
Participate in cross-functional team coordination.
Track demand trends and makes appropriate proposals to management to avoid stock-out situations.
Serve as the primary resource for shipping, receiving and logistics (including export compliance paperwork and other necessary shipping documents).
Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Must be familiar with an ERP system (in purchasing and planning); MUST be experienced with SAP. Working knowledge and experience with lean manufacturing in a high-tech environment is a plus. Familiarity with shipping, receiving and logistics is a strong plus. Must be a self-starter and have the ability / desire to work in a fast-paced and progressive environment. Must have good judgment along with good decision-making, communication and interpersonal skills.
Bachelors’ degree, preferably in a business discipline.
Minimum of 5 years of planning, or equivalent, experience in a manufacturing environment. Additional experience in a purchasing environment is a plus.
Experience and working understanding of Engineering Change Orders, BOM’s, and work order management.