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Supply Planner

Company: Adient
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Behaviors and Competencies

  • High level of personal integrity when conducting the professional affairs of the organization and dealing with sensitive and confidential data relating to risk and cost.
  • The ability to uphold the goals and culture of the organization.
  • The ability to understand the values of team members and to support them appropriately.
  • More interested in business results than personal preferences, and in group, rather than individual, achievement.
  • An understanding of strategic business objectives, how supply planning supports these objectives and the ability to drive results toward those objectives.
  • Meet deadlines and work under pressure, with limited supervision.
  • Well-organized and with a high level of attention to detail.

Education and Training

  • An undergraduate degree in supply chain management, operations, engineering, mathematics or a related field


  • Ability to communicate fluently in English.
  • Strong communication skills, with a proven ability to understand key supply-planning concepts and communicate with business stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to perform in a command-and-control role under pressure and to manage multiple priorities with competing demands.
  • Strong analytical, data processing and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in supply-planning process formulation and improvement.
  • Proficiency in working in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic, multicultural business environment.


  • Ability to working within high-performing teams in highly collaborative environments.
  • Building relationships with key internal and external customers, based on trust and confidence.
  • Data gathering, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including business process metrics and measures linking to business KPIs, ideally within a retail environment.
  • Translating business goals and metrics into business process outcomes and related business cases for specific projects.
  • Knowledge of general plant & supply chain operations
  • ERP logic
  • Mid to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Power Point, etc.)
  • Understanding/familiarity of the supply-planning software JDA or similar system.


The following experience is considered essential:

  • 3-5 years of experience using PC-based applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access).
  • 3-5 years working in a supply-planning, team-based environment preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • 3-5 years working in a cross-functional collaborative environment, ideally within an automotive industry.

The following experience is considered desirable but not mandatory:

  • 5+ years of experience in working in the automotive industry.
  • 5+ years of experience working within supply chain functions.
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with modeling, analysis and simulations tools.
  • Experience with JDA planning software
  • Tenured membership of professional organizations, trade or user groups, and a pattern of regular attendance at industry conferences to enhance knowledge of supply chain planning.

Job Description

The following experience is considered essential:

  • Manage the supply planning process
  • Maintain rough cut capacity plan
  • Supply production plan to plant teams
  • Balance Inventory with Operational efficiency and costs
  • Lead Supply Planning Meetings, Plant trainings, etc.
  • Report out on Supply Plan KPI's
  • Align with Operations Directors on Supply Strategies
  • Collaborate with Supply Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Demand Planning, Plants and Customers to align with capacity or resource constraints
  • Drive standardization across region and support other regions as they implement the processes
  • Support capacity studies
  • Review dependent demand variation for critical supplier components
  • Review and communicate CPV violations for critical supplier components
  • Perform additional analysis as required


Plymouth COE

Keywords: Adient, Detroit , Supply Planner, Other , Plymouth, Michigan

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