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Lead Planner

Tijuana, Mexico
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton’s AER division is currently seeking a Lead Planner to join our team.

This position is based at our Tijuana facility.

The Lead Planner is responsible for both hands on planning functions as well as supervising a small group of planners.  Both the lead planner and the planners reporting to him/her will support a single business in Tijuana. This position is intended to be the first supervisory responsibility for the Lead Planner, and is intentionally set up with a small group of planners for which the lead planner is responsible. The position drives continuous improvement in supply chain while utilizing the framework of the Eaton Business System (EBS) and the Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF).

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

Some activities related with the position will be:

A.        Implement planning policies and practices established by the Planning Manager that minimize the total cost of acquisition of materials that support the plant’s manufacturing needs.

B.        Balance current and future customer demand requirements with manufacturing and supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements

C.        Manage the Master Production Schedule in the MRP system for specific customers or product lines to generate requirements for manufactured and purchased parts while ensuring desired inventory levels are maintained

D.        Assist the Planning Manager to review new sales order requests and provides a feasible promise dates to customer service before the orders are promised

E.        Reviews planning parameters in order execution systems (such as MFGPro) to ensure proper order generation. 

F.         Coordinates with supply Chain, Manufacturing and Customer Service groups to maintain plant-wide production scheduling information

G.        Develop and train subordinates to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.

H.        Develop and train subordinates with appropriate growth experiences to challenge them and to determine their capabilities and interests.

I.          Monitor & report on appropriate planning metrics.  Implement corrective actions where metrics are not meeting expectations.


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.



Required Qualifications:

  • 5 to 7 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Bilingual.
  • Proven capability to execute planning of mfg components in a high mix, low volume environment.

  • Knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic.

  • Basic understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding production planning, inventory control, purchasing, logistics, stockroom operations, and shipping/receiving.

  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes as well as special processes.

  • Ability to analyze, identify and implement opportunities and corporate initiatives for improvement.

  • Ability to lead and coordinate multi discipline, multi-functional teams.

  • Lead implementation teams to deliver the planning strategies.

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (Six Sigma) concepts and tool sets as they relate to materials management.

  • Knowledge of industry specific quality registration schemes (i.e. ISO9001, ISO/TS-16949, AS9100, etc.).

  • Strong planning/project management skills.
  • Strong PC application skills, including complement of Microsoft Office Software.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Latin America
Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 065089