Planning Leader
Alajuela, Costa Rica
hace 6 días


  • Lead at a local level the Sales & Operations Planning process, including analyzing forecasts from demand planning that meet service level and operations objectives and working closely with Finance to determine impacts on site financials.
  • Lead Product Availability meeting, hold operations accountable on performance and highlight any risks to product availability as well as align on site priorities.
  • Production Plan attainment reporting and communication, including holding Operations accountable weekly to S&OP agreed upon production plans and notifying Accounting of variances to plan.
  • Lead the process of setting and managing to appropriate inventory levels for all inventory categories. Manage service level and DIOH (Days Inventory On Hand) goals.
  • Lead long range planning ensuring alignment between New Products Introduction, support areas, and finance.
  • Analyze demand statements in monthly basis, determine financial impact of volume changes and drive capacity analysis discussions and strategy.
  • Lead inventory forecasting and overall inventory management process for the site.
  • Manage new product introductions to achieve agreed upon launch dates with targeted launch inventory levels while developing and implementing plans that minimize phase out obsolescence.
  • ERP strategy deployment including driving S&OP agreed upon plans thru Material Requirement Planning to Production for builds plans.
  • Ensure standard work is implemented for all planning roles and key task documentation is in place.
  • Responsible for appropriate staffing and training of planning team.
  • Consolidate and prioritize site headcount, ensuring it aligns with volume changes and inventory strategies.
  • Ensure production plans are aligned with inventory and demand movements to achieve product availability metrics for the site.
  • Manage change control to ensure frozen zones are respected and any deviations properly approved and impact assessed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Engineering, Business Administration or related discipline.
  • Experience Minimum 7 years
  • 5+ years prior experience in Planning related roles in manufacturing companies.
  • Minimum 2 years Supervisory or leading people experience.
  • Fully Bilingual (English and Spanish) / Required
  • Preferred Qualifications & Education

  • Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Medical Device experience is desired.
  • APICS or other Planning related certification is preferred.
  • Experience with SAP preferred.
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