CommScope, Inc. Materials Planning Analyst in Kessel-Lo, Belgium

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Position Description

Date: 15-05-2017

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Materials Planning Analyst



Reports to (Title)

EMEA Planning Team Lead (based in Kessel-Lo, Belgium)

Purpose ( Summary of position's basic function)

As a Materials Planner, you are responsible for your own material schedule, reviewing current demand (forecast + backlog), your current supply plan and the current available-to-promise (ATP) quantity.

You will be processing and monitoring daily purchase orders based on MRP results, this in accordance with the overall BU targeted inventory level.

Assuring timely delivery of purchased components and finished goods by building a constructive relationship with several supplying parties is a key element in your position.

In your central role between customer and supplier, you will have an intensive daily interaction with customer service in order to offer a high service level based on customer expectations.

As a key-person within the product value stream, you are participating in continuous improvement projects within the current Supply Chain, focusing on planning and logistics. This as a part of dedicated project teams, or on an independent base.

You actively contribute in establishing a balanced supply chain „cost-cash-service“ triangle.

Accountabilities (Describe duties from most to least important; use action verbs; refer to instructions)

External/Internal Customer Service

Respond to Customer Service Team requests/expedites in a timely manner

Monitor and support fluctuating demands through SAP – MRP system

Place purchase orders with appropriate dates and quantity in line with MRP requirements

Reviews & maintains forecast data for assigned product range

Monitor daily performance and assess long term business issues

Foster positive relationships with both external and internal suppliers and customers

Work with suppliers, customers and operations team towards continuous improvement

Runs and analyzes necessary reports to maintain an accurate schedule

Support processes invoice discrepancies, solves discrepancies on incoming material

Data accuracy

Regularly check and support maintenance of master data and system accuracy

Past Due Analysis

Monitor, escalate and drive solutions for intercompany/supplier deliveries

Monitor, escalate and drive solutions for customer delivery performance

Supplier Relations

Monitor daily performance and communicate to vendors accordingly to improve on time delivery

Work with suppliers and other members of purchasing team towards continuous improvement in the areas of quality, performance, pricing and lead-time reduction whenever possible

Inventory Management

Maintain order policies and maximize customer satisfaction while minimizing inventory levels

Work with warehouse and shipping team

Requirements (Refer to instructions)


· Bachelor or Master degree in Logistics/Supply Chain or equivalent by minimum 5 years experience in a supply chain environment.

· Planner/material controller experience in a systems driven environment

· Problem solving attitude - analytical

· Fluent written and verbal English

· Maintaining excellent customer service levels under pressure/stress-resistant

· Excellent communication skills

· Good working knowledge of MS Office (more specific excel)

· Flexibel– enthusiatic – positive – team player


· Working knowledge of SAP

· Other language skills

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.