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Human Resources
USA Headquarters Festo Corporation

395 Moreland Road

P.O. Box 18023

Hauppauge, NY 11788


     (631) 435-0800

     (631) 435-0576

Festo US Career Opportunities

Master Planner

  • Job Tracking ID: 2017.8.15.133
  • Job Location: Livermore, CA
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: August 15, 2017
  • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

  • Coordinate the activities of personnel in the department to ensure a balanced and predictable flow of materials, components and sub-assemblies, into Festo CS in order to ensure customer orders are shipped on time. 
  • Coordinate with external suppliers, internal FESTO distribution, Quality and Purchasing to create viable, predictable production and delivery schedules
  • Create and/or modify Stock/Inventory programs in compliance with Festo policies and while optimizing production and material planning for CS Livermore. 
  • Plans and establishes material availability and flow in support of production schedules. Monitors material and labor exceptions to drive internal operational performance and overall value-chain excellence
  • Collaborates with Operations,  Production, Quality and Purchasing leadership within CS, to establish, monitor and refine over time, KPIs as a means of instilling continuous improvement and accountability within the organization
  • Execute material and production order processing from order creation, closing of sub-contract and internal production orders, thru logistics and acceptance by the customer.
  • The Master Planner job profile/role may cover a range of accountabilities to include Individual Contributor, Program Manager, or Team Leader.
  • Analyzes and modifies planning inputs to drive outputs such as schedules, to ensure overall CS operational execution satisfies customer orders, forecasts and other critical considerations – at a frequency which may change over time, but must always be a “step ahead“ by staying informed of business developments, contributing to management reviews and meetings, and through connections with the broader Festo US/NAFTA communities.
  • Participates in New Product Introduction, including to coordinate efforts of various departments in introducing new products to the market place.
  • Participates in Material Review Board to determine the disposition of questionable product.
  • Analyze and may modify reorder points/safety stock levels in the material master on a routine basis citing past activity or forecasts.
  • Analyze commodities utilizing information submitted by Festo AG and inform Operations Management of obsolete product for disposition and their subsequent replacement.
  • Prepares and submits routine reports on obsolete and excess inventory in order to optimize inventory performance and product availability. May make recommendations for disposition to CS Operations/CS Management
  • Identifies critical customer requirements to be expedited by the Logistics Department to ensure accelerated shipments are processed accordingly.
  • Sets up and maintains the product Item Master, Bill of Materials and Planning Codes based on organization policy within Festo and/or Festo CS.
  • Reviews available reports  to monitor day to day activity and identifies issues that must be addressed for commodities they are responsible to maintain.
  • Develop and optimize VMI and FMI programs, to ensure nimble and disciplined inventory positions based on product/industry/customer developments.
  • CS-Operations execution is tied to a viable, strong and credible planning and scheduling function, either via teams or individuals (dependant on site/org size). As such, many KPIs for production, quality and logistics are directly associated with Master Planning inputs and outputs.
  • KPI development and healthy/progressive reporting of KPIs, and optimization of them over time, are required  to drive operational excellence and a culture of continuous improvement based on data/objective measures.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or Technical degree plus 10  years related experience and /or training. or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10+ years, preferably including 5 years in a centralized planning structure supporting multiple sites in North America and/or NA plus Europe or NA plus Asia.
  • Highly-engineered, low-volume production/material planning  for organizations operating in the range of $30m to $200m annually.
  • Familiar with electronics/electrical and materials specifications, including applicable DIN, MIL & ANSI standards. 
  • Proficient in MS Office and SAP

Festo Corporation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster