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Planning Supervisor (m/f)

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Date: May 22, 2019

Location: Pontchateau, France, FR

Company: Corning

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Scope of the position: Coordination & Monitoring level of production for assembly and molding workshops according to available componants and capacities. Report and monitor Back Orders, OTIF, customer priorities, production planning.


  • Located in the manufacturing plant of Pontchateau.
  • Direct management of a team of about 5 people (production planners).
  • Ensure the availability of the components and capacity before providing production planning to workshops.
  • Take corrective actions if delays endanger customer service level.
  • Maximize safety in the department, following and animating existing processes.
  • Ensure planning process and standard works are applied, and associated parameters are correctly setup in the ERP system.
  • Define and implement action plan for non-adherence planning. Lead communication processes (daily Tier meetings, monthly process reviews) within the downstream supply chain department.
  • Participate to Tier 4 meeting to represent the department.
  • Help backing up other supply chain functions when necessary (procurement, transportation, warehouse, subcontracting, customer service department, global supply chain team…)


  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Logistics / Supply Chain or related industrial qualifications

Requirements concerning education, experience and skills:

  • Min 5 years experiences in supply chain positions, with experience of team management
  • Good communication, global team working skills, customer oriented
  • Capable of analysis, of issuing factual data, often from ERP systems and/or spreadsheets
  • planning and organizational skills


  • Good spoken and written French
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Experience & Knowledge about material management (safety stocks, lot sizes, MRP, planning time fences, …)
  • Experience of the use of an ERP system in an industrial environment •
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (word/excel/power point) even in advanced Excel functions (pivot tables, VLOOKUP functions, …)


  • Experience / knowledge of capacity analysis, short term, medium term and long term period 
  • Good knowledge SAP ERP
  • Other European languages like German, Spanish or Polish would be an advantage