Planner - #10537132


Date: 1 week ago
city: Kulim, Kedah
Contract type: Full time

Req ID: 121004
Remote Position: Hybrid
Region: Asia
Country: Malaysia
State/Province: Kedah
City: Kulim

General Overview

Functional Area: SCM - Supply Chain Management
Career Stream: PLN - Planning
Role: Analyst
Job Title: Planner
Band: Level 07
Direct/Indirect Indicator: Indirect


Incumbents are fully qualified to execute job/role accountabilities working independently on most aspects of the job. Work is performed within established professional standards and practices. Tasks are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required to complete recurring assignments independently and to determine the best methods to follow to complete assignments. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results may have a negative impact on the divisions/departments operations, schedules, and/or performance goals. Works under general Supervision. Situations not covered by standard processes, procedures and methods are referred to manager or expert resource. May demonstrate work methods to new employees. Builds internal and external relationships, with emphasis on those that facilitate the achievement of job/role accountabilities, such as relationships with key suppliers, customers and internal service.

Detailed Description

Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, organizes, controls and executes a production schedule for a designated product or products including program coordination.
  • Develops production schedules based on actual and forecasted customer demand, product demand profiles and knowledge of the customer.
  • Analyzes inputs (e.g., capacity, board cycle times, urgency of request, material availability, etc.) to help determine schedule.
  • Analyzes internal impact (e.g., line scheduling, procurement, logistics, shipping, etc.) of customer scheduling.
  • Ensures quality and integrity of information used to generate materials requirements plan.
  • Revises plans as required based on analysis of actuals versus plan.
  • Manages issues associated with engineering changes to ensure minimal cost exposure, excess materials and risk to customer shipment.
  • Participates in the introduction of new products and supports the transfer/de-transfer of existing products through planning and analyzing of common and unique materials in support of project deadlines.
  • Communicates information on materials availability to support build plans throughout the product life cycle.
  • Maintains knowledge of customer volume fluctuations and determines the materials required.
  • Provides information to procurement on demand variances.
  • Develops and communicates short- and long-term commitments to customers to ship products.
  • Coordinates necessary resources to meet shipment commitments.
  • Reviews and reports on aggregate levels of product inventory, inventory exposure, backlog, availability and on-time delivery.
  • Develops recovery plans if missed shipments occur.
  • Leads continuous improvement of planning processes.
  • Facilitates development of processes and best practice models for outbound order fulfillment.
  • Provides leadership and support to employees of NAOF.
  • Makes decisions surrounding workload allocation and hiring practices.
  • Provides expert role to other sites and other departments for North American Order Fulfillment models and practices.
  • Provides training, guidance and may assign work to less experienced employees.


  • Basic knowledge of an electronic manufacturing environment, materials and processes.
  • Basic knowledge of production planning fundamentals, scheduling, materials requirements planning techniques and manufacturing control systems
  • Basic knowledge of purchasing principles, techniques and philosophies.
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications such as WORD, Excel, PowerPoint and multiple business applications.
  • Basic understanding of customer needs.
  • Good analytical and statistical skills.
  • Ability to plan strategically for the coordinated build and delivery of one or several products.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy and working under tight time deadlines.
  • Ability to evaluate, prioritize and problem solve a variety of tasks to ensure their timely and accurate completion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers.

Physical Demands

  • Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment.
  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data.
  • Repetitive manual movements (e.g., data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc.) are frequently required.
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Typical Experience

  • Two to Four years relevant experience

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Educational requirements may vary by geography.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law) At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.

COMPANY OVERVIEW: Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.

Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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