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Circular Economy Planner Scheduler

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0052438
Date Posted: May 21, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The Planner Scheduler establishes and maintains the master production schedule and communicates the status of stock builds and customer orders for all products.  This position evaluates input from sales, operations, supply chain, engineering and effectively utilizes operations resources to meet customer delivery requirements and provide targeted finished goods inventory levels.

This position is located on-site in Michigan City, Indiana, and reports to the Sr Manager, Remanufacturing.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Review sales orders and assign promise dates based on forecasts, production capacity, and material availability.
  • Collaborates with Engineering, Procurement, and Operations in the alignment of Engineered to Order Requirements for Hitachi Global Air Power Customers.
  • Responsible for the communication of shortages through a ‘Shortage Report.’  Modify production schedule and priorities to minimize overall impact of shortages on customers and Operation’s productivity.
  • Release of work orders to Operations.
  • Initiate deviations and make any necessary work order adjustments.
  • Assist in resolution of Non-Confirming Material issues.
  • Manage excess and obsolete inventory to include the identification of viable options that minimize overall impact to inventory cost.
  • Work directly with Circular Economy facilities to resolve scheduling issues.
  • Support on-time delivery goal of 90% or greater
  • Support monthly revenue targets
  • Support monthly circular economy metric reporting.
  • Support safety awareness and ergonomic initiatives.
  • Travel to Reman facility 30%



  • Associate degree or minimum of two years post high school training/experience.  Bachelor’s degree in business management or related discipline preferred.

Professional experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of manufacturing experience with scheduling, inventory control or operations responsibility.
  • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and their application related to scheduling and inventory control.
  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional preferred.

Key Skills:

  • In depth knowledge of (MRP) Materials Requirements Planning, Work Order Management, and production control within an ERP-driven environment. 
  • Efficient in project management discipline and capability to manage risk in a cross-functional organization.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the desire and ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. 
  • Organized and efficient; able to prioritize in a demanding environment and handle a heavy workload.

Key behaviors:

  • Ability to anticipate problems, quickly envision workarounds and redirect the organization to minimize their impact.
  • Self-motivated and assertive.
  • Customer-focused.

Direct reports:

  • Not Applicable

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Hitachi Global Air Power US is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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