Capacity Planner

Capacity Planner

Work Location: Fremont, CA

Job type:

Posted: 05/21/2013

Salary: DOE

Job Description


  • The Capacity Planner will develop a production plan each week to meet forecasted demand.
  • Manage inventory levels and coordinate inventory pre-builds to compensate for periods of capacity limitations
  • The Capacity Planner will develop recommendations for Sales & Operations planning process and senior management regarding production and inventory plans impacting multiple business units based on sound independent analysis and consideration of multiple variables and cost impact
  • He/She will proactively perform root cause analysis, develop solutions, and drive optimization of the supply chain

Job Responsibilities


  • Provide periodic assessments including manufacturing capacity for major capital strategy decisions, new product capacity evaluations, production alternatives, and implementation strategies to support new product introduction timing
  • Develop and maintain safety stock strategies consistent with service level and inventory objectives.
  • The Capacity Planner will evaluate manufacturing lot sizes to balance costs of manufacturing with costs of inventory
  • Monitor production attainment results and make recommendations for routing adjustments as needed
  • The Capacity Planner will manage daily process of resolving low stocks and stock outs, and schedule changes

Job Requirements


  • The Capacity Planner should possess 5-7 years related experience
  • He/She must possess an understanding of supply chain and inventory planning principles
  • Knowledge and experience with supply chain planning systems and/or manufacturing systems (i.e., Epicor, SAP, Oracle)
  • The Capacity Planner must have strong analytical skills with ability to assess financial trade-offs driving manufacturing and inventory decisions
  • The Capacity Planner must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 



Minimum Education Requirements / Certification / Licensure For Capacity Planner Job

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) (preferred) or Equivalent
  • APICS CPIM certification a must.