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Value Stream Planner


Cartago, Costa Rica, CR

Job Family:  Manufacturing
Country/Region:  Costa Rica

We are looking for Value Stream Production Planning to adjust and evaluate progress and resolve conflicts with respect to material and online availability/capacity. Responsible for flagging 4 weeks of coverage for manning, shifts, and raw material-proposing solutions (extra shifts). Support Site Master Planner and Material Planner when needed. 


You will report to the Head of Operations Coloplast Costa Rica Volume Manufacturing Site, Cartago. 


Tasks & responsibilities


  • Responsible of creating an efficient detailed production schedule for each machine with 1 month horizon, taking in account:  

  • Materials availability 

  • Capacity per machine 

  • Manning plan 

  • Priorities  

  • Maintenance and calibrations  


  • Responsible to lead a daily revision of completions vs targets and agree with Supervisor and Value Stream Manager on necessary actions to take to make sure the production plan is completed according to committed plan 

  • Communicating the production plan through scheduled meetings with production teammates 

  • Responsible for maintaining master data to run E1 and OMP properly 

  • Participate on the daily production gembas  

  • Participate and provide status and actions at the weekly game plan  

  • Direct liaison between Supply Chain and Production at an operational level 

  • Responsible for communicating to either Supply Chain or Production on relevant changes affecting one or more machines 

  • Responsible to provide insights to production on required output levels and its impact to manning of each machine 

  • Daily monitoring of the production process, initiate measures necessary for fulfilling orders, delivery times and logistics to achieve the objectives  

  • Participation in projects of Supply Chain and Production area (Launch, CR, transfer, lean, etc.) 

  • Inventory of the production area 

  • A proposal for any matters relating to the planning processes to improve efficiency. 

  • Performing their job in compliance with the guidelines given 

  • Drawing attention to the manager to any difficulties in understanding or following the guidelines 

  • Drawing attention to the inefficiency of the system 

  • Take responsibility for those safety aspects identified for the given position 



  • Industrial Engineer or similar 

  • Proficient english level 

  • Minimum of 1 year in planning or production related positions  

  • Must have manufacturing environment related experience 

  • Experience in medical devices company is a plus 




Why Coloplast?


Coloplast develops products and services that make life easier for people with personal and private medical conditions. Working closely with the people who use our products, we create solutions that are sensitive to their special needs. We call this Intimate Healthcare.



We are guided by three values:


Closeness: we work closely with our customers to find solutions that meet their specific needs.

Passion: we work passionately to create new and innovative products that improve the quality of life for our customers.

Respect and responsibility: we have deep respect for the private nature of the condition our customers face. Therefore, it’s our responsibility to find not only medical solutions, but also ways to minimize the trauma and taboo associated with these conditions.


Our business includes Ostomy Care, Continence Care, Urology Care, and Wound and Skin Care.




Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


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