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Operations Planning Specialist

Requisition ID:  12048 

Reflected in our name, AM/NS Calvert is a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Corporation, two of the world’s leading steelmakers. We use the most innovative technology to create the steels tomorrow’s world will be made of. As part of ArcelorMittal, every day over 190,000 of our talented people, located in over 60 countries, push the boundaries of digitalization and use advanced technology to create a world that is stronger, faster and smarter. Our strength comes from having a rich tapestry of high-performance, multi-cultural teams, each of them working together effectively to achieve the same organizational goals. AM/NS Calvert promotes an innovative, diverse team experience, while supporting our team members in advancing their careers


Located in Calvert, 35 miles north of Mobile, Alabama, our state-of-the-art steel processing facility has the capacity to process 5.3 million tons of high-value steel grades in the North America market. We are constantly striving to work safer and smarter, and to make our products stronger, lighter and more sustainable so we can meet the ever-changing needs of our customers, our communities and the wider world.




  • Create mid and long-range production plans to support forecast, orders, and inventory targets provided by commercial and inventory management groups that do not conflict with operational guidelines.
  • Support the corporate S&OP planning process by providing required information and addressing any questions or issues that may arise.



  • Planning Model
    • Use appropriate planning tools to project a production plan to support the commercial forecast and inventory levels (on and off site), using accurate operating inputs, such as production rates and yields (process and quality).
    • Work with operations to ensure the projected plan is executable and aligned with their operational requirements, while meeting customer expectations.
    • Work with the inventory management group to confirm non-prime and scrap plan for slabs and coils.
    • Work with the inventory management group to define the slab receipt plan from all approved suppliers.
  • Billings
    • Use appropriate planning tools to project monthly billings based on order book, forecasted billings for MTF materials, production schedules, and material availability.
    • Develop a daily billing plan for the month by the defined modes of shipment and monitor the variances throughout the month.
    • Ensure operational resources are aligned to maximize monthly billings.
    • Provide weekly and ad hoc status on billings.
  • Bookings
    • Project bookings required to support the commercial forecast and production plan.
    • Work with commercial to ensure booking targets are accurate based on production capacity and customer needs.
    • Ensure orders are taken at appropriate lead times and are aligned with campaign dates to avoid negative impact to plant finishing performance.
  • Inventory Projections
    • Based on the inventory and production movements to achieve the operations plan, project the weekly and monthly ending inventories by defined categories.  Additionally, provide reasons for variances to the plan.
  • Yields/Rates
    • Use historical information to validate the yield/rate assumptions used in the planning process.
    • Work with appropriate operations groups to resolve any inaccuracies that may exist.
    • Provide transparency with operations to ensure agreement with the yield/rate assumptions being used.
  • Reports
    • Provide timely reports based on a distribution schedule.
    • Use appropriate reporting tools and data mining skills to provide ad hoc reports as required
  • Fulfills the commitment to ensure a safe and healthy work environment
  • Fulfills the responsibilities required to achieve the Quality Commitment
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by fostering an environment that embodies trust and respect
  • Ensure working knowledge of competencies as defined in ISO 14001:2015, IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 17025:2017 



  •  Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or combination of post-secondary education and related experience.



  • 5 years of production planning or supply chain management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience using constraint-based planning systems such as SAP APO, i2, Quintiq, etc.              



  • Strong PC Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
  • Experience with databases and data mining tools such as Access, SAS, Brio, BOBJ/HANA, etc.
  • Demonstrates strong decision-making, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to competently handle a fast-paced environment, with strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal communications skills, written and verbal
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic and displays a high degree of professionalism
  • Interest and ability to work at our site location in Calvert, Alabama 



  • Laptop, Desk Phone, Cell Phone              



  • Office Environment       



  • Days, Monday to Friday with extended hours as required due to periods of peak workloads


Please note: The Job Profile is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.



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AMNS Calvert is an EEO Employer: Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Disability, Age, Vet, and Other Protected Group Status. 

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