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Company: Sumitomo Electric Wiring
Location: El Paso, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace



SEWS—El Paso Customer Service Center

Production Planner II

This position will be responsible to plan and coordinate finished goods wire harness for prototype, new model and service parts, based on company inventory targets, customer demand, quantity and design level, in-transit, and production. Managing all data associated with new model, new model setup, planning of product, delivery to customer service centers, and end customer.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Monitors customer demand for assigned finished goods to assure quality and monitor change, assist internal departments to resolve demands related problems both internally and externally
    • Manages daily activities of assigned customer wire harnesses production; work with manufacturing partners to quickly resolve problems that arise on a daily basis
    • Get to know all assigned finished goods parts, plant locations, production methodologies, related systems, procurement methods, lead-times, and internal warehouse handling procedures to maintain stability. Strive to minimize airfreight and obsolete material. Assist on build out activities as required by management.
    • Utilize production planning system to manage assigned task and maintain inventory levels in accordance with company policy. Requests decisions to the assistant manager or manager when shortages/overages are identified and negotiations are required with the manufacturing plant. Also, makes suggestions as to how to control any unexpected situation based on overall company expectations.
    • Cognizant of on-hand and in-transit finished goods inventory and departmental inventory plan. Provides instruction regarding part flow and material movement requests to responsible parties when required
    • Revise delivery schedule against inventory plan to identify possible internal / external inventory shortages, if any, communicate to assistant manager and work with manufacturing plant.
    • Works with manufacturing plants to make sure they flow our production plans and make sure they ship schedule production and gets delivery to the finished goods warehouse group
    • Formulate a contingency plan based on risk assessment to protect inventory to avoid major delivery issues
    • Participate as an active member of any prototype / new model start-up activity on behalf of production planning business unit. Participate in all meetings and act accordingly to meet department objectives
    • Updates, controls, and internally disseminates finished goods design level change information. Participate on design engineering meetings to provide planning information for design changes.
    • Follows business unit policies, procedures, work instructions. Assists with documentation and work instruction development as required by management.
  • Assists assistant manager with monthly business unit reporting as required by management (such as meeting minutes, P.O. comparison reports, to mention some)


  • Bachelor's Degree required, Business Management/Supply Chain Management or similar study preferred
  • 3-5 years minimum experience in production and/or material planning and warehouse operations
  • Sequential manufacturing, scheduling, international business, import experience, FCA e-supplier experience preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), Strong mathematical skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency required (read, write and speak)
  • Knowledge of the effective manufacture and distribution of finished goods, primarily in the Automotive Industry

About Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. (SEWS) is part of the Sumitomo family of companies, a 400 year old brand with a reputation for quality and reliability. With the support of facilities throughout North America, SEWS has been delivering innovative solutions to automakers for over 30 years, and is a leading supplier of electrical distribution systems, components and electronics. SEWS is committed to technical development worldwide and with a global network of resources, is able to deliver a truly competitive advantage to each of our customers. Our associates are what drive Sumitomo's continued growth, which is why we proudly offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, 401(k) with match, tuition benefits, paid holidays and vacation.

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About the Sumitomo Electric Group

Since the founding of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. in 1897 with copper wire production, we have developed many new technologies and products through innovative R&D activities based on Sumitomo Electric manufacturing technologies for electric wires and power cables. With more than 350 subsidiaries worldwide, we continue to introduce a wide variety of products that fulfill the expectations of society, in five business fields: Automotive, Information & Communications, Electronics, Environment & Energy, and Industrial Materials. We are a Fortune global 500 company.

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**Interested Candidates Should Submit Cover Letter and Salary History When Applying.** An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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