S&OP Capacity planer (Focus MRP)


Haag, St. Gallen, CH

Employment Type:  Permanent


Innovation, Efficiency and Ambition: this is what VAT has stood for over 50 years.  

With this passion, VAT has grown to become the leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance high-end vacuum valves and vacuum sealing technology, employing over 2000 people worldwide.  The headquarters are located in Haag (Switzerland), the production centers in Switzerland, Malaysia, Romania and Taiwan.  


Our team in Haag, Switzerland is looking for you: 


S&OP Capacity planner (Focus MRP) 


Responsible to manage all aspects of Capacity planning. Getting, consolidating and completing all relevant capacity data in the ERP system (as well if necessary additionally outside system eg: not yet installed plannable machines, …) in order to enable: creating the basis for S&OP (committed output, identify excess/lack of capacity in order to trigger mitigating actions) and resource planning (mid to long term, machines and staff). 




  • Develop, implement and manage corporate resource planning process that incorporates all resources (assets, staff) and provides transparency about excess/lack of capacities  

  • Performs analysis on: 

  • forecast on component and resource level in order to indicate major developments and proactively identifies potentially impacted business (volume/BU/customer/region) in order to provide the relevant basis for S&OP meetings and decisions 

  • actual demand and forecasted demand (FC accuracy on MRP result), investigates on major deviations identifying and solving root causes 

  • identifying clusters/patterns in order to optimize capacity planning/strategy 

  • Coordinate with cross-functional business teams to develop the best strategy to support customer demand 

  • Communicate with external counterparts (suppliers) if needed for coordination & clarification in terms of relevant changes of FC 

  • Establish, implement and change planning strategies supporting relevant counterparts (eg.: PLSCM, production and materials scheduling, etc.)  

  • Coordinate and work with the relevant (cross-functional) departments as well as external counterparts (suppliers) to ensure and optimize fulfillment of forecasted volumes and required flexibility 

  • Participates as a member of operations team making cross-functional operational decisions 




  • At least 2-5 years’ experience in planning of customer forecast, market intelligence and/or S&OP process 

  • Bachelor`s or Master`s degree in supply chain etc. preferably with a focus on materials management and production planning  

  • Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access 

  • Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills 

  • Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices 

  • Good analytical problem solving ability 

  • Fluent in English, ability to negotiate in speaking and writing



Interested? Then we look forward receiving your online application. 


You can expect a dynamic and successful company where innovation, courage, fairness, openness and transparency are encouraged and your ideas are welcome. We offer flexible options for hybrid working. Your development according to your strengths and aspirations in your career is of great importance to us.