Demand Planner

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Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization solutions for a variety of selected professional markets: control rooms; defense & aerospace, digital cinema, healthcare, media & entertainment, and simulation & virtual reality. In these markets, Barco offers user-friendly imaging products that optimize productivity and business efficiency, through its integrated hardware and software solutions.  Barco also supports sustainability in our products, processes and throughout our supply chain.  For more information on Barco, please visit our website at

Barco offers a challenging workplace full of the most gifted and innovative professionals in the visualization industry, who are responsible for bringing technologically advanced products to life. As a Barco associate, you will be part of high performing teams that compete with integrity to deliver results to our customers, our shareholders and to each other.  Central to every organization within Barco, is our core value set and our Code of Ethics, which provides a global culture for all Barco associates worldwide. 

We seek individuals with talent and the passion to grow in a culture built on vision, innovation and the competitive spirit.    We compete with integrity; we strive to outperform the competition through our focus on the customer, our trust in each other and by providing the environment for individual opportunity and growth.  

We are currently hiring a Demand Planner to join our team.  This individual will be located in the Duluth, GA office.


This role is responsible for tactical and/or operational planning of finished good.  Manages the balance between the supply of components, target inventory levels, and timely delivery to customers without supervisory intervention.

  1. Translate the demand plan for finished goods into a supply plan and inventory plan.
  2. Leads the preparation of the S&OP process to come to an agreed long term and short term plan in line with the strategic defined KPI's.
  3. Load up an accurate supply plan into MPR system. Verifies the resulting purchase plan for material.  Run MRP buying report to determine ordering requirements.
  4. Runs a Backlog report as needed (minimum bi-weekly) to ensure that there is enough supply either in stock or on order to support the Sales demand.
  5. Follow up with supply chain (whether its from another Barco company, or with a 3rd party supplier) Planner will work with Purchasing Buyer to get material in house to meet the sales schedule and customer demand.
  6. Communicates component shortages and due dates to Manager as well as Customer Care representative.
  7. Challenges supply capabilities with counterparts (BE or Sac-3rd party buyer) will escalate to higher levels in product base to redirect product to the US.
  8. Decides on and implements changes in order priorities and analyze for the impact. Communicate the impact and decision to Manager.
  9. Gives feedback to Customer Care coordinator on progress of the schedule. Communicates and updates delivery schedules for the coming defined period.
  10. Approve new sales orders & assign delivery dates based on material availability.
  11. Review all open demand via Business Objects Report. Uses discretion and judgment as to which orders need priority.
  12. Attend weekly or semi weekly meetings with other team members to review the schedule, and provide input to ensure that the sales targets are met each month.
  13. Check the ASN each morning to see what has shipped from BE (for drop ships this will help identify what orders have indeed shipped and this can be communicated to account coordinator)
  14. Decides on late or early hours for work from home when contacting Belgium, based on needs of the business
  15. Recommends and implements inventory levels based on judgments made when analyzing data on product usage.


  • University degree or equivalent by experience
  •  3 - 5 years experience
  • In depth knowledge of ERP and MRP system
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office package
  • Communication skills.
  • Analytical, numerical and problem solving skills
  • Stress resistant , able to coop with complexity
  • Team player, ability to work in an international environment
  • Will use discretion and judgment for order planning without supervisor intervention
  • Support Manager in meeting required KPI's (inventory levels, on time deliveries)
  • Run inventory reports to ensure inventory levels are in line with KPI's. These reports will also assist in determining what is in stock, so that communication to the account coordinator can be provided in order for them to release sales orders for shipping. Must plan this to meet on time delivery KPI. Based on order requirement will work from home in evening for placing or orders, and communicate with Belgium in early hours of day to insure shipment of product.
  • This position regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion that can significantly impact the business by insuring products are available for customer orders.

Barco, Inc. supports all policy and practices related to (but not limited to), federal and local employment regulations such as follows:  EEO, AAP, ADA, OSHA, ITAR, CT-PAT and E-Verify.  We promote a drug free work environment, along with and an open door policy of communication.  All of our practices support global diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes a menu of benefits to help promote wellness for you and/or your family. 

VISIT TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION and refer to job number 1801018.  Only those applicants who meet the minimum skills/qualifications in this posting will be considered.  Successful candidates must be able to provide proof of legal authorization to work in the United States.


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