Planning Engineer

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Date: May 17, 2023

Location: Van Buren, US

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change




About the role

Your Impact as Planning Engineer

  • Analyze, improve, and oversee a supply chain systems and processes, and design and implement programs to improve the efficiency of those processes.
  • Assist in development of innovative solutions to solve supply chain problems.
  • Establish data and project plans, as well as manage and leading projects for logistics, transportation, and warehouse efficiency projects and inventory to support order fulfillment objectives and projects.
  • Analyze and streamline Inventory Process Flow to ensure accuracy of WIP and Finished Goods accuracy for the plant.
  • Implement and Automate MRP system for consumable products to improve inventory accuracy, reduce manual counting, and meet production capabilities.
  • Ensure Accuracy of BOM and Consumption rate in SAP to provide accurate inventory management for the plant and MRP system.
  • Support Planning Tools system to include OTIF/MOTIF Reports and Dops/OMP planning tool software.
  • Support Run card issues and improvements that affect planning and production processes.

About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Possess attention to detail with demonstrated ability to communicate well.
  • Have Prior experience with ISO (or similar) management systems is a plus.
  • Possess Demonstrated analytical expertise including ability to plan, resolve problems effectively, and establish priorities.
  • Have a Working knowledge at an intermediate level (or higher) of computer skills in e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Microsoft Project. 
  • SAP &/or MRP experience very helpful.
  • Be able to Negotiate and use conflict management skills together with troubleshooting and problem-solving.
  • Be Flexible with high energy, to handle multiple tasks smoothly.
  • Inventory Software Management experience.
  • 4-year business/supply chain/related degree and/or equivalent experience with 3 to 5 years demonstrated experience.  Candidates with Materials Certification strongly encouraged to apply. 


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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