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Kortrijk, BE

Date:  Jul 23, 2022
Job ID:  4224

Production Planner

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare. Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents.



As production planner you are responsible for the planning of finished goods and/or related subassemblies, spares and peripherals for a product line to assure the OTIF (on-time & in-full) delivery to Barco customers - internal & external - while keeping the inventory levels in line with the S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning). You define the required resource planning, both components and production capacity, to be able realize the agreed plan.

You will join our operations team in the Kortrijk plant, where we manufacture medical displays and projectors for the entertainment sector in a state-of-the-art environment.


Key responsibilities


  • You analyse the strategic and tactical demand plan during the monthly S&OP and you define the supply plan based on component supply chains and production capacity.
  • You prepare and lead the monthly supply meeting with data analysis and input from relevant stakeholders to finalize the production plan
  • You define the weekly production plan in line with the tactical plan, based on production capacity, component availability and Sales orders to be shipped
  • You review / replan the schedule according to incoming sales orders and ensure the best match between customer required date and availability date.  
  • You communicate and agree with the sales teams about product availability during Weekly/Monthly Sales Planning meetings.
  • You prepare and lead the daily and weekly meeting with production to discuss and agree the production schedule
  • You launch production orders on a daily base in SAP
  • You participate in 'Red Alert' meetings when quality issues occur and are responsible of estimating impact on plan and steering towards the right priorities
  • You discuss weekly the component availability with the logistic buyer team, support LB’s towards OTIF supply to guarantee the production plan.
  • You follow up on the plan realization by production and correct where necessary to meet the agreed sales schedule.
  • You assist in WIP management and drive towards WIP reduction
  • You use the ERP system and internal supply chain knowledge for defining and safeguarding the right master data parameters. You perform analytics to improve (internal) supply chains by means of the right parameter definitions
  • You participate in general improvement initiatives within operations 


Your profile


  • You have a Master's degree in an economic, business oriented or engineering field, or equivalent by experience
  • You preferably have experience within a supply chain and production planning role - but enthusiastic graduates are also welcome to apply!
  • You are pc literate (MS Office) and preferably have experience with an ERP/MRP system (such as SAP)
  • You have a good understanding of the different business processes within an international company
  • You have an numeric & analytical mindset, combined with a systematic/structured approach
  • You are able to work autonomously and under pressure, setting priorities and with a solution focus
  • You also like working in team, with colleagues over different departments and with external stakeholders
  • You speak and write fluently Dutch and English

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