Senior Planner-Capacity


Shreveport, LA, US

Division: BENTELER Steel/Tube 
Functional Area: Supply Chain Management 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 40.00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 11803 

Benefits: United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Core Responsibilities:


  • Evaluate the current and future capacity requirements of the mill to prevent constraints, by aligning sales forecasted volumes to the mill’s capabilities.
  • Continue to develop and lead best practices related to capacity planning functions of the Shreveport mill.
  • Continuously evaluate the cycle time and yield of all products, throughout the mill, to improve capacity planning accuracy.
  • Perform independent capacity risk assessments and mitigation planning; facilitate the resolution of capacity and manpower shortages, backorders, and other existing challenges.
  • Provide daily/ weekly analysis on the following critical metrics; on-time production, material availability, capacity constraints, production constraints, and workarounds
  • Successful coordination with plant operations, maintenance, and quality teams to achieve a balanced operating plan in support of business goals. Which will include,but will not be limited to; the creation of shift models, providing direction to shift schedules, overtime decisions, and evaluating future manpower and staffing needs.
  • Provide and maintain quota in SAP to support booking of the forecasted sales volumes of the mill; ensuring alignment between order booking and forecasted sales volumes
  • Assess the production cost of all sales orders and perform ad hoc analysis to determine margins of individual sales order and product groups; to ensure profitability and provide direction to the marketing strategy for the mill
  • Review capital investment projects to determine expected impact on mill capacity, production cost, and change to mill capabilities
  • Review and assess all new products to determine production feasibility, production cost, and the capacity requirements.
  • Work with the technology team to improve the rolling model, rolling parameters, and product definitions to improve throughput, yield, and material utilization; in an effort to reduce the overall manufacturing cost and increase mill output.
  • Assist the sales team, as a key user, with the booking process of new sales orders as needed
  • Coordinate the review and release of all new orders with stakeholders in the mill; within the defined release time for new orders
  • Track all sales orders throughout the entire planning and production processes, with the goal of ensuring the orders are completed on time to meet customer expectations
  • Maintain and evolve procedures and systems as needed in a continuous improvement environment
  • Monitor and Report on all assigned KPIs      
  • Continuously work to improvement of data accuracy within SAP, MES and all other IT tools to improve the accuracy of planning functions
  • Continuously work to develop and enhance knowledge of Supply Chain functions, in all areas
  • Provide mentoring and training to junior team members


Job Requirements:


  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or related course of study preferred or an equivalent combination of college and/or work experience.
  • Three (3) or more years of professional experience in a production planning and scheduling role
  • Experience in steel manufacturing preferred
  • Experienced with ERP systems is required, experience with SAP production planning modules is preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Basic knowledge of SQL
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbally


Your contact

Karen Freeman 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 318 216-4254 


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The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in nearly 30 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Steel/Tube division. Here, we develop and produce custom, precision pipes for customers from energy production, automotive engineering, and other industrial sectors. In this division, we enable the unerring application of our products, from the concept up to process integration and thus to integration into our customers’ value chains. Along with that, our diverse fields of application make sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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