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Planner 3, Production Planning

Location: Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-0000038756


Planner 3, Production Planning

Requisition No:
Location: Batu Kawan, Penang

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  • Plan, schedule, coordinate and/or monitor final approval of products through the complete supply cycle.
  • Develops and implements the company's production control functions including any of the following activities, master scheduling, production planning/coordination, shop scheduling and dispatching. In addition, material requirements, planning systems, work-in-process tracking, material and labor variance controls, and manufacturing performance reporting.
  • Review weekly loading forecast and capacity and resource readiness with IE.
  • Align the resource requirement with US capacity planning and follow up with related engineering and production team to ensure the planned capacity is available on time.
  • Define the back-end tester allocation and publish daily SMT and back-end loading and scheduling plan based on the priority from system and manual pull-in request.
  • Equipment level schedule balancing key equipment utilization and on time delivery.
  • Monitor the loading and output status to ensure quarterly goal is on track.
  • Approves quantities, schedules and parts lists provided to the material control organization to ensure timely and complete ordering, as well as receipt/issuance of production material requirements.
  • Responsible for planning, reviewing, and developing production procedures and personnel. May coordinate activities with materials function using enterprise resource planning systems.
  • Maintains reports to reflect scheduling, methods, support performance and process procedures.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.



  • Bachelor Degree in IT/ Supply Chain Management/ Management / Science/ Industrial Engineer/Mathematics/ Others.
  • 5 or more years of related experience in Master Scheduling or Production Planning, Ad-Hoc analysis related to supply planning activities to identify root cause of shortage to forecast and/or orders; CM (Contract Manufacturer) management experience and project management experience would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work independently with internal customers at all levels & with various cultural background.
  • Knowledge of applications such as MS Excel, MS Access & SQL
  • Very strong data anaalytics, presentation, and communication skills
  • Highly experienced in extracting, manipulating and reporting data from multiple sources.
  • ERP knowledge. SAP experience is preference.
  • Production control experience.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Excel.
  • Short experiences in Supply chain and order management are additional advantages
  • Able to achieve results in a fast moving and dynamic environment
  • Strong team building skills
  • Able to troubleshoot and analyze complex problems
  • Able to multi-task and meet deadlines



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