Microchip Technology Sr. Planner in Boulder, Colorado



The Sr. Planner is responsible for developing the master production plan to satisfy customer demand while carrying minimum effective inventory. This position is also in charge of issuing releases to the manufacturing floor and requisitions to purchasing. The qualified individual will be responsible for providing the product line(s) with a monthly production plan consistent with the capacity and sales forecast. Working in conjunction with Operations Management and Product Line Manager, the Sr. Planner is responsible for determining the desired inventory levels including safety stock levels. The sales forecasts, new business opportunities, customer expectations, and internal supply constraints will be used to develop production plans. Strong collaboration with the Product Line Manager, Operations, Sales, Customer Service, Purchasing, and Management will be critical to meeting business goals.


  • Develop the Master Plan for designated product lines in the Advance Planning / ERP/ and or Excel where applicable through the SIOP process.

  • Provide input to finance on operating plans for SIOP process concerning incoming volume and capacity.

  • Create a Master Production Plan for designated products, including manufacturing lead times.

  • Communicates changes to production floor to fulfill production schedule.

  • Issues work order releases.

  • Issues purchase order requisition releases.

  • Insures coordination with Line Supervisor to make adjustments to production schedules daily/weekly as needed to meet business and customer needs. Communicates demand information across a facility so that everyone is aware of volume and metrics.

  • Perform supply demand analysis each quarter, highlighting areas of concern for the next 12 months.

  • Schedules all customer orders within 48 hours of booked status.

  • Preforms and or assists in transactional movements within the manufacturing of the product.

  • E&O evaluations base on company parameters.

  • ECO Evaluations and approvals when necessary.

  • Assists in the development of inventory targets and manages production plans to achieve targeted inventory levels a unit basis.

  • Maintain finished goods inventory at target levels and insure high service levels, i.e. product availability.

  • Project finished goods inventory levels on a quarterly basis. Achieve desired Product inventory turn targets.

  • Monitor actual output versus Master Production Plan. Identify gaps and drive solutions, including a metric in production performance to the CRD and SSD.

  • Working in conjunction with Warehouse Management, reconciles inaccuracies with customer shipments and deliveries.

  • Maintains various reporting systems for key metrics ensuring that documentation is accurate and timely. Documents key information for analysis.

  • Supports meetings to review service levels, performance against schedule, inventory strategy, supply plan to meet demand, and resource implications. Update Production Plan as necessary.

  • Supports the cycle count process and annual physical inventory process if needed.

  • Assures that documentation is prepared and maintained according to ISO standards.

  • Coordinates with personnel from Operations, Engineering, Quality & Inspection, Logistics, Customer Service and others as necessary.


  • Associates degree in related discipline or APICS certification preferred.

  • Experience using MRP/ERP systems, especially Advance Planning Systems; Oracle experience preferred.

  • Five+ years production planning and scheduling experience in a mix – model manufacturing environment desired.

  • Experience in managing manufacturing processes as related to scheduling activities.

  • Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing planning, demand, and replenishment processes.

  • Strategic thinker, strong analytical skills, able to synthesize considerable and complex data.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Advanced Excel desired).

  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to reason and influence at all levels.

  • Strong communication, organization skills.

  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills.

  • Ability to understand customer demand and how to alter production to meet demand as well as an ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from balancing multiple priorities.

  • Ability to work in a team setting and in a cross-functional environment.

  • Lean/Six Sigma experience a plus.

  • This job requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by the export laws of the United States. Candidates are required to provide proof of US citizenship.

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