Order Planner
Alfa Laval Global

Richmond, Virginia
$55,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year

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At Alfa Laval, we always go that extra mile to overcome the toughest challenges. Our driving force is to accelerate success for our customers, people and planet. You can only achieve that by having dedicated people with a curious mind. Curiosity is the spark behind great ideas. And great ideas drive progress.

Who you are

You are a self-motivated team player with the ability to easily network in an international and cross-cultural environment, working in line with Alfa Laval drivers; Action, Interaction, and Satisfaction.You are driven and see solutions rather than problems, effectively prioritizing and executing tasks.

About the job

In this role, you'll have the opportunity to work closely with customer service, sales team, buyers and production team. You will be responsible for handling all aspects of order planning, scheduling, and coordination through the production and delivery cycle. Currently, this is an on-site opportunity located in Richmond, VA.

As a part of the team, you will:

  • Review, enter, and acknowledge customer orders, ensuring alignment with capacity and material availability through thorough analysis.
  • Provide accurate delivery dates for customer orders, leveraging our ERP system and associated tools, and effectively communicate product lead times to the Sales team.
  • Coordinate and monitor products throughout the entire production and delivery cycle, collaborating closely with Sales, Manufacturing, and Shipping departments to ensure the precise delivery of customer orders.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Sales team regarding all order-related inquiries, addressing concerns and providing timely updates.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of production planning and inventory management methodologies to enhance efficiency and meet organizational goals.
  • Optimize Delivery On Time (DOT) performance, investigating and reporting root causes for any delays, and implementing corrective actions.
  • Drive initiatives to reduce takt time across the manufacturing process, identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing strategies to enhance productivity.
  • Take a leadership role in continuous improvement activities, facilitating brainstorming sessions, analyzing data, and implementing best practices to drive operational excellence.

What you know:

You have Associates degree in Business, Engineering and/or Supply Chain with relevant experience and:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a similar role within a manufacturing company environment.
  • Proficiency in manufacturing MRP/ERP systems.
  • Experience and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with Lean manufacturing principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Nice To Haves:
  • SPIM certification
  • AX Dynamics ERP
  • Lean Six Sigma training

What's in it for you?

We offer a challenging position in an open and friendly environment where we help each other to develop and create value. Your work will have a true impact on Alfa Laval's future success. Our benefits-eligible associates enjoy healthcare, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, generous 401(k), paid holidays, paid time off benefits, and more. At Alfa Laval, we carefully consider a wide range of factors to determine your total compensation package. We rely on market indicators and consider your specific job, background, skills, and experience to get it right. The base salary for this role is typically $55,000 - $65,000.

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