Senior Planner/Scheduler

Position Summary: To ensure in time deliveries for internal and external customers.? To promote and ensure Logistics culture on the shop floor as well as within the whole supply chain. This candidate will be working on site specifically for the Chrysler branch.

Position Responsibilities:
??Create, maintain and improve information flow and ensure deliveries in the right time, to the right place, in the right quantity and quality and in the right condition.
??Create demands and/or production schedules for internal or external suppliers out of internal or external customer demands.
??Perform assigned product launch activities in corporation with internal and/or external suppliers or customers.
??Perform assigned activities in accordance with lean production principles and aim towards a total cost optimum.
??Develop, monitor, analyze, and/or improve KPIs for assigned logistics processes.
??Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers and/or suppliers.
??Perform activities in coordination with other ZFTG departments related to process improvement, evaluation and documentation.
??Utilize information from internal/external customers, compare with parts/goods available and define production schedules and/or demands, while considering capacities available. Production schedules and/or demands must always reflect to the official production program of ZFTG.
??Communicate with customers and suppliers on a daily basis to ensure parts/goods availability while keeping inventory within pre-defined levels.
??Gain knowledge and collect information about the performance of the suppliers in your area by communicate with your contacts and by conducting supplier audits internally or externally.
??Serve as a liaison between customers, suppliers, and ZF while maintaining appropriate business conduct (values, demeanor, appropriate dress, etc.). This includes activities at internal and external facilities.
??Be the main contact for any issue regarding your parts/goods and suppliers/customers (e.g. inventory inaccuracies, data flow errors, packaging shortages, etc.).
??Analyze root causes and define measures to ease the current issue and to improve the process for the future (following the principle of Continuous Improvements).
??If bottlenecks occur, define, communicate, agree on and/or report counter measurements. Provide information about the current status within the logistics organization and/or within ZFTG.
??Aim towards a stable production schedule.
??Use SAP, EDI and other tools to keep track of stock, to steer physical material flow and to communicate demands internally and externally.
??Set required parameters and update master data in SAP and other tools to ensure an uninterrupted information flow.
??Continuously improve delivery reliability (e.g. stabilizing procedures and processes).
??Coordinate changes of parts/goods numbers in a timely manner and together with other departments to minimize/eliminate excessive and obsolete inventory.
??Effectively respond and communicate in a timely manner with all customers, both internal and external.
??Follow internal guidelines and specific customer requirements as applicable.
??Assist in developing procedures and work instruction within the logistics department as needed.
??Participate in departmental meetings to aid in organizational planning, reaching objectives, and reviewing activities, results and policies.??
??Follow all company and customer policies and procedures.
??Ability for travel both domestic and internationally.
??Understand and comply with TS 16949 and ISO 14000 requirements.
??Supports and complies with established Company?s Corporate Principles.
??Other duties as it relates to this position.

??Bachelor?s Degree
??3+ years? experience in materials planning and/or customer planning in manufacturing environment.
??Two (2) years? experience in Automotive Industry.
??Experience with an ERP system.
??Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
??Good written and oral communication (e.g. presentations).
??Demonstrate ability to multi-task, plan and problem solve.

Preferred Skills and experience:

??Technical understanding (e.g. blue prints).
??German Language skills.
??Understand and support all requirements of TS16949 and ISO 14001.

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