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Job ID:  92844
Country:  Sweden
City:  Vårgårda
Professional area:  Manufacturing Services
Contract type:  Fixed Term
Professional level:  Experienced

Vårgårda, O, SE, 44731


We are JTI, Japan Tobacco International, and we are present in 130 countries. We have spent years innovating, creating new and better products for the consumers to choose from. This is our business. But not only. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe that when they are free to be themselves, and they are given the opportunity to grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen.

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 80% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, ten years running

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Department: Manufacturing services (Factory) 
Location: Vargarda, Sweden

Role: Fixed-term contract of 18 months


Production Planner 



What this position is about - Purpose:


As a Production Planner, you will be responsible for managing and ensuring that factory/customers are supported in terms of production planning and capacity calculations based on forecasts and planned preventive maintenance. As a point of contact for Markets, you will incorporate market Demands into Production Plan (short- and long-term) for Primary and Make&Pack, considering available materials and capacity constraints, to ensure that goods are shipped on time to Domestic and Export markets/customers. You will ensure optimization of all resources is in place during detailed planning. 


What will you do - Responsibilities:


  • Oversee Production planning activities at the factory, follow-up and improvement of M&P, Primary Milling and Primary Mixing Production Plan (monthly,daily, per shift)
  • Review production planning with all relevant departments.
  • Act as SAP PU to keep system maintained and accurate, and perform all relevent steps in timely and efficient manner
  • Closely cooperates with Market and other partners in the Factory to provide optimal Plan, organize calls, participate in the meetings and share all relevant input that can improve final results, for all stakeholders.
  • Challenge underperformance for better final results
  • Intensively support implementation of every new project in the factory
  • Analyse and monitor production capacities,  propose solutions and corrective actions related to capacity constraints/bottlenecks
  • Implement, follow and improve annual, monthly and periodical preventive maintenance plan in the production area in line with internal procedures
  • Determine deviation and ensuring that necessary actions are taken to meet planned targets and ensure supply to market
  • Closely collaborate with Material planner and Logistic planner to ensure all aspects are analyzed that can influence daily planning and actual performance of Primary and M&P
  • Act as a back-up for NPD and Material planner during absence
  • Ensure timely and accurate Marketing&Sales Delivery Forecast, perform Detailed planning schedule to check short term capacity, and ensure information is available for material planning
  • Perform other ad-hoc tasks and support requests within area of expertise


Who are we looking for - Requirements:


  • University Degree
  • Proven experience on a similar position
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Knowledge of SAP producton planning tool APO
  • Good communication skills and team coordination
  • Self-starter with good time management
  • Analytical and problem solving mindset
  • Excellent English, fluently written and spoken. Swedish is an advantage


You will be successful in this role if you :


  • Have a strong “can do” and “willing to help” attitude
  • Strive to exceed Customers’ expectations


What will you get - Benefits:


You will have the opportunity to work in a role with a lot of variety in a great working culture and environment in a multinational company. Besides this, we are operating in a modern environment with beautiful surroundings. In addition, we will offer you:


  • Development opportunities: both personally and professionally
  • Company performance bonus scheme
  • Wellness allowance
  • Health benefits such as medical care and doctor visits
  • Access to the local company benefits portal, providing exclusive discounts and services
  • To support us in maintaining a safe and secure work environment, we adhere to local collective bargaining agreements


What are the next steps – Recruitment process:


Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.





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