Posted: 10 May 2021

Production Planner – DSM Advanced Surfaces (Geleen/ Genk)

Location: Gelen/ Genk, The Netherlands/ Belgium
Hours: 40

Purpose of the position

  • Production Planner and MRP roles (OTC workprocess): prepare and implement the rolling production plan and related materials requisition plans in accordance with the S&OP decisions and production constraints
  • Sourcing: Issue call off orders to vendors for supply of raw materials and packaging needed for uninterrupted operation of the toll production
  • Production Reporter role (ManufEx workprocess):ensure rapid and up-to-date availability and filing of the day to day production data, and of the relevant raw materials and packaging stocks; provide (early-) warning of quality, efficiency or stock issues

Position context


  • DSM Advanced Surfaces uses the toll production services of DSM Speciality Compounds (DEM) in Genk for the production of conductive backsheets. In addition, the metal/backsheet laminate that is the feedstock for the process in Genk is toll produced by a laminator company.
  • The production operation needs day-to-day cooperation and collaboration between DAS and DSC
  • The conductive backsheets business is still very early on the development curve and very dynamic. Production needs to be very flexible, agile and responsive to a situation of insecure demand forecasting, and unpredictable requests for sample (productions) for new customers/prospects.
  • The organization is still young and lean, and as a result frequently different roles from various business areas and work processes need to be combined in one person.

Position content

Key areas of accountability/responsibility

  • Production Planning and SAP
    • Monthly production and materials requisitioning plans are in accordance with the S&OP decisions
    • DSCM is accurately updated about the production progress (weekly) and alerted in case of delays and issues; when needed, any urgent schedule changes to resolve order issues are coordinated timely with DSCM and Production
  • Raw materials, packaging and site/plant logistics
    • Timely call off/ordering of raw materials and packaging at vendors to ensure adequate warehouse stock levels of raw materials and packaging needed for uninterrupted operation of the plant
    • Verification and release of the incoming goods versus the IQC plan & procedures
    • Resolution of logistics issues between DAS, DSC and logistic service providers (warehousing)
    • Assistance in defining the specifications for sourcing of raw materials and packaging
  • Plant data collection and reporting
    • Proper handling, registration, filing and reporting of production runs, batch records, KPIs, QA/QC data, reject, Activity Based Costing(ABC) model input, stock levels
    • Preparation of correct and adequate weekly/monthly production performance and ABC reports


  • Finalize and issue the production plan and schedule
  • Issue Purchase Requisitions/Shopping Carts to call of raw materials, packaging and services
  • Publish the plant performance data

Projects/special assignments

Back-up roles:

  • QA/QC role of Production Engineer
  • Pattern programming and die-design for production machines (milling, die-cutting)

Ideal candidate

  • Master’s or a Bachelor degree in Engineering or Business Administration (or equivalent vocational experience)
  • Knowledge of and experience in (discrete) production:
    • Understanding of the organizational and coordination aspects of multi-supplier, multi-step (discrete) manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge and experience in Supply Chain work processes:
    • Understanding of the manufacturing related aspects of the S&OP work process and competent user of the related processes in SAP and SRM (production planning, MRP, materials management, quality inspection lots, shopping carts, etc.)
    • Experience in complaints management and investigation/trouble shooting
  • Knowledge of and experience in other relevant disciplines:
    • Experienced user of various planning and information management systems (i.e., SAP)
    • Versatile user of Excel and databases
  • Managerial and social knowledge and experience:
    • SHE leadership and engagement skills on shop floor
    • Good communication and social skills
    • Flexible, creative and able to deal with frequent changes and conflicting ad hoc issues; can handle stressful situations
    • Pro-active attitude

Procedure and contact

For more information, please contact our Recruiter Raphaël at or  +31 618698563

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