Manufacturing - Material Planner - Linkou


Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Linkou, Taiwan



Work Experience

3-7 years

Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management



NEW Job ID: J-00270419-123

Introduction to the job

Manages the supply chain and other internal processes influencing the material availability. Furthermore managing the appropriate stock-levels within LF factory and the supply chain for LF and hub in NL.
Interfaces internally with Production Planning, Procurement, Supply Chain Engineering, Quality Engineering, Customer support logistics, Supply Chain Management, Logistic Strategy, Warehouse, Reversed Logistics, LF Logistics, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Material Planner in TW/NL/US. Externally with suppliers and forwarders

Role and responsibilities

-100% material availability for an agreed plan within a timeframe and minimal costs
Managing demand

Output analysis of the MRP for assigned parts from Demand and Supply point of view.
2.Managing supplier
Responsible for managing the capacity on tactical and operational level at the supplier, so the proper priority can be set.

•Responsible for different types of ordering:
- NB (New Buy) ordering
- Intercompany ordering
- Repair ordering
•Ordering parts as agreed within the Long Term Agreement (parts with a material-contract).
•Monitor ordering flow and supplier’s logistic performance.

•Expedite complete purchase-order backlog at supplier (incl. repair-orders)
- Prioritize these reschedules to minimize risk on stock-outs and over planned within ASML
- In case of discrepancies deliberate with the internal customer to be able to set the correct priorities.
- Responsible for the proper escalation of these shortages.
•Translate performance in vendor rating, communicate with suppliers, initiate and follow up improvements (also a SAT (Supplier Account Team) member)
5.R4V (Ready for Volume) on buy parts
•After checking different parameters, an active take over of materials offered by PLM. Redefine master data settings for “volume” ordering. Moving upstream in the process, by actively taking over “pilot” parts (not necessarily meeting all R4V criteria)

Managing plan and product-changes (EC’s):
1.Analyze on demand
2.Change purchase orders within financial guidelines (SOX compliant)
3.Advisory role for demand control in checking feasibility on plan changes together with the supplier
4.Support Procurement with cancellation of Purchase Orders
5.More and more take over responsibility of PLM of EC-changes before it is implemented.
6.Responsible for managing the product changes effected by RIO (Release In Order):
7.Define the cluster possibilities and costs with the supplier and advise the project (before the EC is closed)
8.Manage shortages and over planned caused by RIO and advise the RIO team concerning the costs and changed clusters (after EC is closed)
1.Master data; responsible for the correct logistic parameters for the assigned parts and the maintenance of these parameters.
2.Point out discrepancies on master data settings to the responsible department in case Material Planner isn’t responsible (e.g. info record, duration of material contract)
3.Supplier relations; routine communication including conference call to improve and maintain logistic performance with suppliers
4.Internal relations, improve and maintain internal processes
5.Member in SAT, responsible for logistic paragraph in supplier performance.
6.Adapt, implement and maintain new supply chain strategies at suppliers and the internal settings as agreed with Logistic Strategy

Analyze and communication
1.Inventory control, manage inventory level to an agreed target
2.Communication and reporting, report relevant KPI’s
Responsible for the Material Availability, analysis and improvement actions

Education and experience

Bachelor in Industrial Engineering/ Business Management
3-7 years’ experience material planning in a manufacturing environment (preferably equipment manufacturing industry)


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

- English and Mandarin
- Systematic thinking, process improvement and implementation experience will be a plus
- Solid understanding of various operations functions.
- Experience in an ERP / MRP environment, an understanding of those systems, and an ability to track product and report issues is required. SAP experiences is a plus
- Familiarity with the Theory of MRP
- Skilled in the use of MS Office. Strong excel skills are of particular importance.
- Analytic, initiative, pro-active attitude
- Goal oriented, flexible
- Team player with good social and communication skills
- Service minded
- Be self-employed
- Detail oriented.Demonstrated mathematical, analytical and problem solving abilities
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) between cross sectors.
- Ability to work well in a team and independently

Diversity & Inclusion

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