Planejador Regional
H.B. Fuller
Tres Ríos, Cartago, Costa Rica
hace 3 días


The Asset Planner is accountable to meet the defined inventory and service level targets for the respective -Asset Group by

  • Leading and coordinating Latin America Supply PLanningn activities for a group of Assets : providing working plans for the sites in LA, incl.
  • Rough Cut Capacity Plan (RCCP) and managing demand

  • Leading functionally Operational Schedulers, provides them with detailed direction in the accomplishment of tasks
  • Taking on ownership for balancing and optimizing the LA Sales Plan against LA Manufacturing Capabilities for a group of Assets
  • Taking over responsibility for batch move orders
  • Working independently of day-to-day supervision
  • Communicating effectively across organizational lines to introduce mid-term changes and providing for exceptions
  • Working independently of day-to-day supervision
  • Managing the reporting for the Sales and Operation planning group

  • Responsible for Long term, mid-term, Short Term demand and capacity planning to ensure and maintain accuracy and consistency in procedures in line with KPI’s
  • Establish and maintain safety stock and inventory balances appropriate to meet production requirements but at lowest feasible levels.
  • Initiate and determine disposition of excess, obsolete and slow-moving inventories and coordination of shelflife extension with relevant Quality dept and warehouse

  • Monitor and investigate to ensure that all process and purchase orders are fulfilled. Ensure that corporate standards in Supply Chain are maintained and improved
  • Resolve any materials management issues causing deviations from inventory and service level targets
  • Coordinate activities and work flow (Finished Goods and Raw Material + Packaging) with Operational Schedulers to ensure production and material handling are aligned.
  • Identify and communicate real or potential capacity and material supply chain issues; initiate corrective actions, coordinate across functional boundaries and follow up to resolution
  • Create monthly planning report outlining forecast demand and supply and anticipated inventory while reviewing previous months’ performance
  • Responsible to run weekly and monthly reports for the group
  • Demand Planning

  • Checks and adapts statistical forecast in the planning system .Reviews actual demand versus forecast, based on month-end data.
  • Receives information about sales / mkt activities and feedback from contacts in the countries, and incorporates it to the forecast as appropriate.

  • Creates supply and demand balance on manufacturing site / big suppliers level and agrees it with production / external supplier
  • Reviews demands of critical articles and customers where appropriate
  • Reacts on exceptions in order to adjust or execute net demand
  • Check purchase and planned order generation and follow-up in case of issues, and generate manual orders in exceptional cases
  • Updates planning master data (e.g. safety stock, lead times, MTO / MTS classification, MOQs) based upon rules as defined through the Business Service Standards.
  • Creates and sends out to stakeholders monthly reports on supply chain performance of the respective Asset group
  • Exception Handling

  • Handles urgent orders / exception requests from Customer Service
  • Handles unexpected production downtimes by creating stock to stock transfers and reprioritisation of production
  • Handles production capacity conflicts between (Sub-) Asset-Groups and / or businesses and decides upon priorities
  • Inventory and service monitoring and balancing

  • Analyses and follows-up outstanding customer and integrated intercompany orders, inventory deviations from targets, non saleable and maximum shelf life period stocks and on-time / late shipments
  • Masterdata maintenance

  • Update and maintain planning parameters in the planning system
  • Interface and People Management

  • Communicates proactively with Raw Material Coordinator about major deviations in raw material demand
  • Participates in business review meeting lead by S&OP Manager
  • Leads and supervises Operational Schedulers functionally
  • Toll Manufacturing / Traded Goods : Create weekly plan and agree with business and supplier in cases where maximum capacity agreed with supplier

  • In depth working knowledge of Supply Chain.
  • Economics, Engineering or similar Degree.
  • Basic Technical Process Knowledge, either gained through a technical basic degree, external training or a minimum of 12 months on the job training in a technical function in the chemical industry.
  • Fluent in English +, Spanish, Portuguese language.
  • Fully conversant or SAP & SC related transactions & reporting functions.
  • Demonstrable abilities in : change & project management, & team work.
  • Good communication skills within all levels of the organization.
  • Able to withstand pressure.
  • Excellent organization & time management skills.
  • Ability to take ownership of a project & make timely informed decisions.

  • Regular business travel may be expected
  • Significant time spent seated working on computer
  • Office environment will be normal place of work
  • At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity.

    We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.

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