Production Planner / Scheduler - Fixed-term contract of 1 year with possible prolongation (F/M/D)

  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Contract
    Fixed contract
  • Job reference
  • Location
    Betzdorf, Luxembourg

The production company makes automotive glass. It makes people’s lives safer and more comfortable along their journeys. Every day, the company unites as a team to deliver quality products and innovative solutions that earn their customer’s trust and build lasting relationships.

Our client is a worldwide company.

It supplies automotive glass to German premium OEMs. About 550 employees work in Luxembourg. 

Those are representing their core values: Safety, Customer Focused, Teamwork, Excellence and Trust.

The selected candidates will be offered:

A challenging opportunity to progress within a growing company

A pleasant working climate, favoring autonomy and personal initiative

Increasing amounts of responsibility, in relation to experience and capability

An attractive salary package, commensurate to achievements

The Production Planner develops daily and weekly production schedules to meet customer requirements in a cost-effective manner to ensure on-time delivery. This position will work directly with production, quality, engineering, and supply chain management teams to determine needs within production processes.

Your role

  • Gather and analyze electronic data interchange (EDI) and customer orders to convert into master schedule based on cycle times, efficiency, pieces, direct labor, and finished goods inventory levels
  • Communicate with production, quality, and supply chain management teams to provide necessary scheduling or schedule change information
  • Communicate the production schedule and any changes with the appropriate buyers of raw materials
  • Communicate with others in the company to inform of any schedule changes and other critical information that affects their ability to perform their jobs effectively, as necessary
  • Complete daily inventory reports
  • Analyze inventory inaccuracies and identify root causes for discrepancies
  • Maintain minimal levels of WIP / FG inventory with goals of increasing inventory turnover
  • Verify the accuracy of daily production totals into the data base
  • Verify the accuracy of the scrap report into the data base
  • Work with program management and plant engineering to coordinate prototype and development runs
  • Provide capacity-planning data and analysis to plant management, mid-long term 
  • Provide production planning data and analysis to finance for annual budgets
  • Lead or participate in physical inventory events as necessary
  • Others as required

Diploma: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or relevant field required

Experience: 3+ years of experience of Scheduling in a manufacturing environment or similar work experience required

Soft skills: Cooperation within teams to successfully carry out tasks and responsibilities

IT: Advanced skill level with Microsoft Office Suite; Excel (Pivot tables e.g.) Word, and PowerPoint

Other skills: Hands-on approach to problem solving and analysis

Ability to work under time pressure as well multi-tasking events

Excellent Analytical Skills, particularly in forecasting and anticipating production needs and capabilities

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations

In-depth knowledge of planning system software and material requirement planning (MRP)

Languages: Excellent communication skills in English are mandatory; good communication level in German, French is an asset

Live by example the values of the company: Safety, Customer Focused, Teamwork, Excellence and Trust

Grand-Duché de Luxembourg