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Materials Planning Supervisor - Contract Logistics/SCM (Ref. no.: LOG/094/RB)

Your tasks

This position is responsible to ensure that strategic material planning processes are in place to enable operational and production continuity. He/she takes a coordinating lead, working closely with internal and external parties to ensure supply of materials is in place to satisfy production requirements. Also, he/she can deliver efficient, effective and flexible solutions to meet production requirements.

Your tasks:
1) General & Task-Management:
  • Ensure that material scheduling strategy and processes are in place and work effectively to ensure material supply meets production requirements with minimum stock levels, whilst optimizing costs
  • Take ownership of material planning issues that arise, including over or under delivery and take any follow up actions especially in the event of material shortages that affect production
  • Assess volume requirements against planning assumptions
  • Manage inventory risk and ensure that contingency plans are in place
  • Seek and recommend solutions to overcome issues arising in order to meet production requirements and address operational risks
  • Implement flexible solutions to aid business efficiency, drive process improvements and add value
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives
  • Ensure that professional and consistent materials planning processes are applied across the business
  • Ensure that any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or IT system in place is effective and that data is accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as required
  • Investigate and implement system enhancement initiatives
  • Ensure the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and inventory accuracy at all times and manage and control inventory levels and movements
  • Take overall responsibility for obsolete parts process and ensure business is left with minimum liability and minimal waste
  • Ensure strategic and operational information, reports and metrics are available to share with others in the business as and when required
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any corrective action

2) People-Management:
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
  • Monitor and ensure that staff under supervision maintain accurate material schedules to get the right materials on site at the right time
  • Takes ownership for team cohesion, proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
  • Collaborative approach to others
  • Self-starter and able to motivate others Support, encourage and develop team
  • Anticipates and overcomes obstacles

3) Relationship Management:
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to forecast, plan and facilitate on-time materials to the production line as and when required avoiding disruption to production
  • Take lead on internal and external relationships to ensure consistent, timely and effective communication regarding material availability
  • Work with cross functional teams to deliver effective solutions
  • Liaise with stakeholders on product change requests and review and communicate the impact on material planning and schedules
  • Support new business initiatives and projects and contribute to review meetings and change process. Ensure effective material planning implementation takes place relating to the changes
  • Contribute to the assessment of suppliers in conjunction with members of the purchasing team
  • Resolve supplier concerns and evaluate supplier performance in conjunction with members of the purchasing team
  • Work closely with the purchasing team to ensure purchasing strategies are maximized


  • Degree level and/or equivalent work-experience.
  • 5+ years’ relevant experiences including 3 years’ at supervisory level
  • Working-knowledge of ERP/ MRP systems, INFOR preferred.
  • Expert applied knowledge of forecasting, MRP, transportation, supply-chain, bills of material, inventory-management and warehouse disciplines
  • Proven management skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Results orientated and organized with the ability to plan and deliver against deadlines
  • Proven analytical, planning and problem-solving skills
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail skills
  • Flexible and works well under pressure
  • Work location: Tsing Yi

Our offer


Interested? We are looking forward to receiving your online application including availability and salary expectations.

Apply now: log-recruit.hk@dbschenker.com

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Job Details


Materials Planning Supervisor - Contract Logistics/SCM (Ref. no.: LOG/094/RB)




Schenker International (HK) Ltd.


Hong Kong


Jun 26, 2019