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Planning Section manager

Req ID: J2265582

  • Location
    Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia
  • Category Planning Group
  • Posted Monday, March 29, 2021
  • Type Full time

Job Description


Lead and administrate the Workcell’s / Workcells’ Planning organization as the functional manager’s delegate. Responsible for the overall planning function in their own Workcell / Workcells.


·         Responsible for driving a systematic process receive and evaluate customer demand, ensure a feasible operational plan is always in place, support the Operation’s business development effort with current and potential customers / divisions, and drive continuous improvement in key materials metrics, such as OTD, MPS performance, FG / WIP inventory and Hub level. The Workcell planning manager is in charge of overall planning Job in their WC as a delegate of site Planning Functional Manager.
·         Empower all Workcell planners and coach them to champion and take ownership of the following efforts as related to their needs of the workcell.
·         Reconcile the Master Production Schedule to customer purchase order coverage weekly to ensure that Jabil Circuit China is not exposed over purchase order coverage.
·         Assess production schedules, revise when necessary, optimize run quantities, minimize change over and achieve 100% on time delivery.
·         Update and maintain the Master Production Schedule as changes are identified in order for the MRP to reflect accurate, up-to-date information.
·         Conduct regular cycle count at the production floor to maximizes inventory accuracy and minimizes disruption on the operation. Ensure Production declares the attrition of materials regularly.
·         Resolve all excess issues to Production and investigate the reasons for excess issues and create systems to minimize recurrence.
·         Co-ordinate and resolve outstanding materials issues with the buyers to avoid material shortages.
·         Forecast proper planners’ headcount and coach high caliber staff for their Workcell.
·         Develop, motivate and challenge the team members to perform their full potential, providing direct and timely feedback.
·         Prepare periodic performance review of the team.
·         Review all relevant policies and procedures with department members, instructing them regarding the specific instruction to their assignments. Ensure each individual’s comprehension, as well as his or her on-going support and compliance.
·         Managing, monitoring and reviewing the workcell goals and objectives.
·         Critical focus areas:
·         Overall demand management activities for all divisions / customers and overall Workcell capacity sizing including all divisions and all stations.
·         Working with site Planning Functional Manager and Workcell Global Planning Manager to develop and implement the new planning strategies for unique customer / division requirements.
·         Ensures that the appropriate Master Schedule is always loaded that meets the customer requirements and minimizes Jabil liability.
·         Participates in decision-making and planning to reconfigure production lines to support customer demand and planned master schedule.
·         Defines and monitors key performance metrics.
·         May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


·         Strong knowledge of global and regional logistics operations and industry.
·         Strong proficiency in determining logistics requirements to enable company’s business goals and objectives with ability to devise and implement strategy to achieve targets.
·         Strong financial and analytical ability. Proficiency in managing business analytics to determine optimum company footprint.
·         Strong knowledge of international direct and indirect taxes as well as global customs regimes.
·         Proven track record of successful change management accomplishments, implementing and management continuous productivity and cost reduction programs.
·         Strong and convincing communication skills.
·         Proficiency in use of personal computers, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and e-mail skills required.


·         A Certification by related professional organizations (such as APICS), a bachelor’s degree in Materials Management, Business Administration, or an equivalent, or an experience in electronics manufacturing industry is a plus.
·         A combination of 3-5 years of related experience in the electronics manufacturing industry; a bachelor’ degree; and 2-3 years of supervisory experience.
·         Or a combination of education, experience and/or training.

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