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Garmin Aviation Planner in Olathe, Kansas

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.In operations and facilities, we literally do it all…in-house. We are looking for skilled, energetic individuals who want to join our quality, international shipping, manufacturing, office services, planning, purchasing, receiving, returns and warehouse teams. These associates do everything from delivering packages and purchasing supplies to assembling aviation panel mounts and ensuring our large shipments of goods are exported according to applicable international laws. Together, they proactively support associates and customers alike. If you’re ready to work – and have fun, too – come, help us put the pieces together!We are seeking a full-time Aviation Planner at our world headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you will be responsible for managing moderately complex production flow of material and products, applying knowledge of production planning, warehouse and inventory control systems and processes along with other related activities around these aviation planning functions. Other essential functions include: Proficiently applies knowledge and understanding of lean practices, DRP, and MRP in performance of moderately complex planning tasks and/or projects Executes production schedules based on material availability and capacity planning functionsIdentifies priorities and expedites material through the manufacturing or distribution processesMonitors daily production to insure product flows at scheduled rates to warehouses and customers Maintains open shop order due dates and ensure proper and timely closure of shop ordersCoaches manufacturing associates and managers on proper shop floor and inventory control policies and proceduresReviews shop order routings for compliance with actual material flow and process timesCreate and maintain safety stocks to meet optimal inventory levels of units (LRU's), accessories and other items as requiredSupports new product introduction process with Engineering and Manufacturing Communicates with Forecasting, Purchasing and Manufacturing to resolve material shortages and support unanticipated demandsReview and be supportive to continuously improve products, processes and associatesUpdates Key Process Indicators (KPI) or other reports and metrics as required or directed by managementRepresents Garmin at offsite locations if requiredUnderstands product structures and Bills of MaterialsServes as a mentor to less experienced Planner (Associate Planner) and shares information and ideas willinglyApplies Garmin’s Mission Statement & Quality Policy and exhibits enthusiasm for and a desire to see Garmin succeedUses systems to facilitate MRP order releases and create IR/ISO's (Internal Requisition/Internal Sales Order)Ability to use IT systems to perform administrative responsibilities including creation of BOM’s (Bill of Materials) and processing ECOs (Engineering Change Orders) when required Qualified candidates possess a Bachelors Degree OR Associates Degree from a two year college or university AND 3 years experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description OR High School Diploma or equivalent AND 5 years experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Other requirements include: Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skillsDemonstrates intermediate proficiency and knowledge of current Microsoft Office software Understanding of DRP and MRP or other planning tools or used by the departmentDemonstrates full proficiency and knowledge of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII)/Master Production Schedule (MPS) process and other planning tools required to perform essential functions of this role Demonstrates full knowledge of warehouse, manufacturing and service processes Understanding of supply chain processes defined in assigned area of responsibilityUnderstands and implements lean practicesDemonstrates ability to extract and evaluate data for decision making purposesOur benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.