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Become A Master Planner

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Working As A Master Planner

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Stressful

  • $73,750

    Average Salary

What Does A Master Planner Do At Post Holdings

* Build and maintain process maps and understand the facilities process and resources.
* Maintain the Capacity Planning models in the SAP APO SNP
* Gather, review, gain consensus and maintain the run rates, downtime and production hours for the SAP APO SNP tool.
* Maintains master data elements within SAP APO SNP (lot size, Safety stock, DOH, etc.) and becomes expert user in SAP tool to assist production planning
* Reviews, communicates, and interprets the output of the capacity and inventory models to management, translate the models and data into presentations for upper management and for the S&OP meetings to relay the information to anyone who needs to see the data.
* Prepares “what-if” unconstrained/constrained analysis on “upside” volume to determine whether or not volume can be achieved.
* Leads New Product, Product Conversions, and Discontinued Items process for Supply Planning - determine run out timing for discontinued or converting SKUs, determine cost implications for discontinuation prior to all ingredient and packaging has been consumed.
* Help the organization achieve desired metrics on KPI’s such as customer service level and fill rates, DOH targets, Inventory turns, etc.
* Assesses current processes and recommends and implements improvements.
* Facilities downtime plans with key members on the pre-build needed to support the time down and hold meetings to ensure the plan is being met.
* Responsible for the egg, potato and cheese equivalence report in preparing the gap to production and egg supply for the production managers and upper management.
* Responsible for reporting out warehouse inventory levels and STO projections on a monthly basis.
* Work with marketing/sales and R&D to determine timing/priority for plant trials.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Master Planner Do At Zodiac Aerospace

* Organizes and structures the monthly forecasting cycle that combines Demand and Capacity and results in a monthly S&OP agreement.
* Works with Capacity and Demand team to allow business decisions to be taken by Senior Management.
* Makes suggestions for scenarios to improve the outlook.
* Organizes and leads the weekly planning cycle that results in a Master Production Schedule based on the availability of labor, material, machines etc.
* Schedules work orders for production lines according to established manufacturing sequences and lead times.
* Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.
* Prepares defined work packages, including detailed instructions, drawings, bills of material, references, inspection requirements, etc., to initiate and control production work.
* Monitors, analyzes & reports performance to schedule of production & production support activities, utilizing information derived from material and production control systems.
* Ensures all departments are fully cognizant of production status, and that work planning and execution objectives are integrated & communicated.
* Work with Inventory Control and Purchasing Departments to obtain materials, tools, and equipment as needed to support production schedule.
* Monitors inventory levels.
* Participate in LEAN and QRQC projects.
* Compiles special reports as needed.
* Abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions.
* Conforms to all safety rules and use all appropriate safety equipment.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Master Planner Do At General Electric

* The master planner will periodically review and align the forecast with Sales team and Product line leaders, and be the liaison between ITO team and supply chain team at the execution level.
* In the role of Master Planner, you will:
* Be responsible for the Forecasting process through the functions to ensure correct material and capacity
* Lead forecast meetings with ITO and OTR teams to ensure total alignment across multiple functions
* Lead actions to improve forecasting process and ensure its high accuracy
* Build and maintain the production plan / master schedule and ensure a consistent handoff of planning information to the projects planning team
* Liaise with all departments Sales, PM’s, Engineers, Buyers, Planners and Production to ensure material and capacity to support the production plan / master schedule plans
* Monitor performance on backlog execution, check attachment to the production plan / master schedule and report results to the leadership
* Interface with CSR and Sales to identify customer needs, competitor’s strengths and implement changes to ensure competitiveness
* Support supply chain on driving budget and P&E investment based on resources needed to execute the production plan / master schedule
* Carry out slotting activities for new units in the ITO phase, especially for Short Cycle requests
* Share slot plan with ITO teams thru regular meetings.
* Discuss actions to level production
* Identify bottlenecks and manage production plan / master schedule according to demands and Supply Chain
* Defining inventory Operational Plan with local finance team and Global Inventory Leaders
* Support weekly inventory review and quarter ending estimations balance.
* Understand drivers and areas for improvement, to ensure attachment to operational plan
* Achieve inventory financial and inventory turn plans
* Coordinate cross-functional Inventory reduction initiatives and continue to drive year-over-year turn-over improvements
* Approve safety stock requests and strategic materials plans
* Support quarter closing efforts by providing metrics and analyzing opportunities for improvement
* Identify buy items that need to be forecasted and share it with strategic suppliers and sourcing team
* Input correct materials forecast in ERP (including safety stocks, minimum quantities and lot size), ensure the correct planning parameters in material master, track purchasing process and inventory level.
* Ensure actuals are aligned to OP
* Monitor SMI/E&O during the quarter and take actions to reduce it
* Validate SMI list with finance team in the end of each quarter
* Identify correct destination for each item reserved in E&O list and solve the list in current the quarter (scrap, discount, keep in stock, send back to supplier, etc)
* Support discounts, marketing and promotion initiatives with Sales team, especially on SMI and Excess inventory
* Have a trained eye for quickly identifying and resolving process waste and variation
* Pursue data clean up and build process to maintain data cleaning in SAP

What Does A Master Planner Do At Bae Systems

* Ensures that all schedules prepared within area of responsibility are fully compliant with Electronic Systems, customer, and industry requirements (DID 81861, IPMR).
* Develops critical and driving path analyses in compliance with Electronic Systems, customer, and industry requirements
* Trains and assists program and proposal teams in preparation for planning sessions and is instrumental in the generation of the program or proposal Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
* Assists program management in periodic IMS updates and prepares reports for customer and/or business management personnel.
* Provides input to proposal cost estimates.
* Supports the program manager in monitoring SPI/CPI performance.
* Monitors program schedule performance and activities.
* Identifies trends, suggests corrective actions in a timely manner and supports implementation.
* Provides independent assessment of program schedule performance to program and business area management.
* Reviews, recommends and implements, as appropriate, work-around or recovery plans in a proactive manner.
* Implements and analyzes schedule risk assessments (SRA s) as required.
* Briefs program, business area, and functional teams on schedule risk analyses results and makes recommendations on techniques to optimize the schedule to ensure low risk performance.
* Independently evaluates program risks and status and makes actionable recommendations to management.
* Provides work direction and mentoring to less experienced personnel.
* Determines objectives, approaches and priorities independently with limited supervision.
* Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective for desired results.
* May be given special assignments within the assigned Business Area, Sector, BAE Systems Inc or BAE Systems plc.
* May have contacts with customers, government auditors and contracting agencies for the purpose of such things as program performance, policy and process discussions, contract negotiations, etc.
* In addition to the items listed above, the essential functions are: 1.
* Exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties set forth above.
* Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
* Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers.
* Utilize computer skills to prepare appropriate reports and documents.
* Make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
* Analyze, evaluate, develop and implement processes and systems within budget and adhere to time requirements and schedule.
* Design and develop products and services using state-of-the-art technology, principles, theories and concepts

What Does A Master Planner Do At Materion

* Establishes production and inventory plans that balances production resources, supports customer requirements and meets company inventory objectives.
* Responsible for assigned inventories and related material movements, reporting, material storage and inventory accuracy.
* Monitors and maintains new sales and transport order demand to ensure achievable due dates based on current loading and capacity availability.
* Communicate new due dates if necessary.
* Monitors and maintains all production orders and/or firm planned requirements from creation through completion.
* Manages WIP and scrap at assigned outside vendors to ensure the timely completion of orders and desired priorities are achieved.
* Monitors backorders on a daily basis and implements actions to resolve the backorders if possible.
* Address all customer order balances that occur as a result of a short shipment from the plant.
* Maintains and monitors ZMD47 demand loading parameters.
* Monitors demand loading to ensure capacity overloads do not occur and overload situations are addressed.
* Reviews work center loading versus available capacity with manufacturing to identify overloading situations that may need to be addressed.
* Monitors MRP exception messages on a daily basis and address situations with manufacturing that may require rescheduling/cancellation of production orders.
* Process “Expedite” order requests and ensure expedited production order operation due dates are configured correctly.
* Communicate expedite situations to manufacturing.
* Determine and communicate lead time requirements for new order inquiries based on current plant loading, routing lead times and available manufacturing resources and communicate to customers and service centers.
* Communicate with internal and external customers regarding order status and availability for orders that may not ship on time.
* Perform planning related responsibilities involving cycle counts and physical inventories.
* Perform periodic inventory adjustments to ensure inventory accuracy.
* Participate in manufacturing production meetings as required to review schedules and issues involving equipment, vendors, material availability, capacity and staffing.
* Monitors and maintains unapplied material reports to identify potential late starts, required reschedules and to ensure orders are started on time.
* Creates and maintains Transport Orders for interplant replenishment requirements.
* Creates and processes purchase requisitions for outside vendor operations against production orders.
* Assign timely reason codes to late customer orders and late outsource vendor purchase orders.
* Update SAP work center calendars, loading parameters, queue time values and perform queue time reviews.
* Review/finalize proposed queue time changes with manufacturing.
* Attend and participate in required weekly meetings.
* Publish monthly and weekly reports of key metrics.
* Assist in defining, implementing, maintaining and improving manufacturing systems (Example: SAP, Lean Methods) necessary to support internal and external needs.
* Responsible for the safety of employees and self.
* Ensures departmental conformance to company safety policies and procedures.
* Other duties as needed.
* The above statement reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the position described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the role

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How To Become A Master Planner

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.


With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Spanish

  • German

  • French

  • Filipino

  • Japanese

  • Czech

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Real Master Planner Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Master Planner Jabil Circuit, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 11, 2015 $95,000
Master Planner Jabil Circuit, Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 31, 2016 $90,000
Master Planner Ameriforge Group Inc. Houston, TX Jul 22, 2014 $85,000
Master Planner Ameriforge Group Inc. Houston, TX Sep 05, 2014 $85,000
Mobile Master Planner Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 26, 2013 $85,000
Master Planner Erno Laszlo Inc. New York, NY Mar 03, 2016 $75,000
Master Planner Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 13, 2015 $72,500
Master Planner Jabil Circuit, Inc. Poughkeepsie, NY Sep 15, 2015 $69,563
Master Planner Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. South Portland, ME Dec 15, 2015 $65,855
Global Master Planner Technical Consumer Products Inc. Aurora, OH Apr 15, 2013 $65,000
Master Planner Spirex Corporation Youngstown, OH Sep 30, 2011 $65,000
Master Planner Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. South Portland, ME Sep 03, 2015 $62,443
Master Planner Jabil Circuit, Inc. Memphis, TN Sep 02, 2014 $62,000

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Top Master Planner Skills

  1. Installation Master Plan
  2. Capacity Constraints
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reviewed installation master plans for needs and regulatory/environmental compliance.
  • Evaluated inventory levels to satisfy revised forecasts while level loading production to meet capacity constraints.
  • Managed team of customer service reps in daily requirements ensuring increase in customer satisfaction.
  • Completed monthly cycle counts of product and raw materials inventory.
  • Lead the weekly MRP review meeting with Planning and Procurement, and trained planners on new business processes and tools.

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