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Senior Regional Planner FOJP, CAB (m/f/d)

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Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Berlin, DE, 10117

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43819


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.


Location: any European COC office

Contract: 12-18 months fixed-term contract


Purpose of position:

The senior regional planner manages the supply chain (SC) process from end to end (supplier, manufacturing, customer) and acts as interface to product line management (PLM) organization. He/She is responsible to balance demand and supply for the EMEA FOJP and selected CAB business, including the lead in all SC planning functions (e.g. SC process, forecasting, S&OP, inventory & capacity planning). This involves the overall planning, implementation and optimization of activities and support required for the delivery of products and services to our business partners, from materials and service acquisition through to shipment. The senior regional planner reports to EMEA regional supply chain planning manager.


Main job duties:

  • planning:
    • creates and presents iMAX scenarios to prepare for capacity investment decisions
    • represents in sales and operating plan (S&OP) to identify and resolve constraints
    • creating, maintains and optimizes the SC process (end to end) and planning strategies
    • coordinates demand for new product introduction and transfers between plants and contract manufacturers
    • engages in materials coordination and vendor capacity facilitation with procurement
  • forecasting:
    • develops and maintains a forward-looking master production schedule (MPS) and material requirement plan (MRP) aligned in best possible way with forecasted demand
    • actively contributes to consensus meetings with PLM and APO team
    • maintains and is responsible for the forecast in SAP
  • inventory:
    • manages inventory inline with business requirements while striving for lowest possible inventory levels
  • other tasks:
    • reviews, analyzes, and is accountable for SC key performance indicators (KPI)
    • develops and recommends SC strategies – especially in 1yr plan presentations
    • leads demand management process in case of need
    • contributes to lean SC projects
    • represents operations in product teams
    • represents the region in where-to-make decisions
    • provides a leadership role for coordinating plans and execution with PLM, plant planners, logistics and plant management
    • often viewed as a senior level consultant, may identify additional product/service opportunities by demonstrating a complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices and standards required to drive constant performance improvements and best industrial practices for demand planning and plan execution
    • coordinates customer forecast translation into SAP system for the whole regional SC team
    • coordinates bigger or cross product line lead time inquiries for the whole regional SC team


Required professional training and skills:

  • technical or business master’s degree or equivalent minimum 3-5 years work experience in a SCM environment supply chain specialisation
  • demonstrate drive & commitment & proactiveness
  • understand requirements of the business and a respective integrated SC + takes appropiate actions
  • change management & leadership
  • SAP knowledge & experience
  • deep EXCEL skills & experience
  • project management
  • understands all aspects of inventory management knowledgeable about lean principles; fulfillment stream additional requirements 
  • ability to work independently in a dynamic, business/ manufacturing environment
  • abiltity to comprehend, analyze, and solve complex problems
  • ability to change priorities and tasks as necessary
  • very good verbal / written / presentational & communication skills
  • ability to act and lead in a multi-national team
  • willing to travel up to 25% cross cultural awareness language skills
  • fluent English