Operational Planner

Job description


As an Operational Planner at Benchmark it is your task/responsibility to convert planning activities into work orders to start the production process. You are developing a realistic weekly plan for the production, in combination with the availability of material, available capacity and the customer demands.

What can you add

You are responsible for creating a realistic weekly plan for the production based on our customer demand. This involves establishing production priorities and resolving planning bottlenecks. Finally, you monitor the results of the weekly ‘handshake’. During the process you keep track of the logistics KPI’s, you are responsible for initiating the necessary improvements to improve the logistic process and overall performance.

How you add value

  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and take responsibility.
  • You develop yourself by taking risks, making mistakes and learning from them.
  • You help each other, share ideas and push the limits.
  • You are continuously developing your technical content and soft skills.

You have the following tasks

  • Developing a realistic weekly plan for the production.
  • Determining production priorities.
  • Solving the bottlenecks in the planning.
  • You are responsible for the weekly ‘handshake’ with production (input & support).
  • Monitoring the results of the weekly ‘handshake’.
  • Communicating with the demand planner as soon as production doesn’t achieve the requested output.
  • Maintaining logistic KPI’s and initiating necessary improvements..

Job requirements

We are looking for a colleague

  • With a completed hbo or wo-degree in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related.
  • With interest in logistics and planning.
  • Who is analytically strong and solution and result oriented.
  • With good communication skills in both verbal and writing.
  • With, finally, an entrepreneurial, decisive, proactive and result-oriented mindset

We offer

A working environment where you are part of a global company. You will work in independent teams where we are open to new initiatives and ideas from everyone. You work in a dynamic environment that offers you the space to take steps quickly, to grow and to take responsibility. These steps are possible within and outside your current job area. Within this environment, the work is not only challenging, but above all a lot of fun. In addition to an appropriate salary, we offer excellent conditions such as:

- 27 vacation days and 13 ATV-days.

- Flexible working hours. As long as you ensure that your work is finished, there is the possibility within Benchmark to flexibly organize your working hours.

- Broad development possibilities. Within Benchmark there are countless opportunities to develop.

    - Entrepreneurship is seen, appreciated and stimulated.


    Benchmark in Almelo is part of the multinational Benchmark Inc., a listed company in the field of manufacturing electronics and providing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). At Benchmark you work for companies that make an impact with their innovations, so we develop new products that increase the safety, health or, on the contrary, convenience. We supply these products from product design to volume production and directly to the end user. This entire process, from design to production, is carried out entirely in Almelo. Benchmark Inc currently has 23 sites, which over 500 employees work in Almelo.


    Are you interested in working for a fast-growing, internationally operating project organization? Then apply immediately! Are you looking for more information? Please contact Manon Voskamp at almelo.recruitment@bench.com.

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