SAP Master Planner - Houston, TX


The Master Planner is responsible for product availability to meet required service levels against optimal costs and working capital (inventory), translating and interpreting the outcome of the S&OP of the assigned Value team(s) into an optimal production plan. This role requires pro-actively identifying (potential) issues, communicating them and solving them in cooperation with all parties involved (manufacturing, customer service, demand planning), keeping the optimal balance between cost and service levels.


  • Act as voice of customer to manufacturing base
  • Analyze weekly planning results from APO-SNP and confirm appropriate order packages to manufacturing, balancing against known manufacturing constraints and the agreed monthly S&OP production plans.
  • Communicate cross functionality on plant status, customer issues and inhibiting execution of master production schedule
  • Manage product line inventory levels to meet monthly operations plan, balance sku level DIOH (inventory mix) to ensure desired resource levels are maintained. Prevent Inflow of aged finished goods in partnership with Demand Planners, Product Planners, and Fulfillment Analyst
  • Coordinate and lead planning for annual plant outages to ensure quantity of supply to customers.  This includes cross functional communication between manufacturing and supply planning to ensure the correct master data elements are in place for APO-SNP planning.
  • Manage Made to Inventory (MTI) replenishment, and control inventory to meet quarterly DOH targets.
  • Work closely with MPS planners and manufacturing to ensure the sequencing of orders achieves the proper service levels.


  • BA/BS degree
  • Minimum 3 years in scheduling or production planning, demand planning, in manufacturing environment and/or manufacturing/engineering experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use analytical tools to solve business problems
  • Proven ability to work with, and communicate to, all levels of the business (manufacturing, customer service, …)
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office programs
  • Proven expertise in SAP planning
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and execute to deadlines

Why Kelly®?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly® Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we’re here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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