We use cookies. Find out more about it here. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Job posting has expired

Back to search results

Demand & Capacity Management Specialist (8176)

Volkswagen Group of America
United States, Tennessee, Chattanooga
8001 Volkswagen Drive (Show on map)
October 19, 2023
Demand & Capacity Management Specialist (8176)

Date: Oct 15, 2023

Chattanooga, TN, US, 37146

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker and is on the road to number one. Come join our team and you could be part of that ride. For our employees, Volkswagen stands for more than just efficient and sustainable products - it's an expression of who they are and how they move through life. Become a part of the Volkswagen of America experience and work with people who are passionate, innovative, enthusiastic, and high performing team players. Everyone deserves a better car and everyone deserves a better company - it's a Volkswagen thing.

VW. Two letters. Endless opportunities.

The Program Planning "BKM" (Demand / Capacity Management) Specialist is responsible to manage the proactive analysis of supplier part capacity vs. Volkswagen demands. The goal of this role is to identify and resolve any supply bottlenecks through cross functional coordination between Purchasing, Quality and Technical Development. To develop, improve, and monitor performance indicators that act as early warning to ensure a stable production order flow. Key user for program planning and demand/capacity management systems.


  • Present demand vs capacity KPI reports to management and in escalation meetings
  • Effectively create and communicate BKM topics within logistics and purchasing as well and keep up with regular production schedules capacity constraints
  • Key interface between Manufacturing, Material Planning, and Purchasing to ensure capacity issues are identified and solved
  • Track follow-ups between supplier, logistics and purchasing
  • Configure all program planning and production control systems in advance of the SOP
  • Active participation in global, regional allocation meetings - mostly in Germany
  • Effectively communicate the VW Chattanooga demand requirements vs the allocation or supplier capacities
  • Identify Bill of Material, Forecasting mistakes which could cause under supply situations
  • Develop, monitor and improve KPI's
  • Revise, control and distribute technical information including car configurations list per VW standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Professional experience with demand & capacity management
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Automotive Experience
  • Project ManagementExperience
  • Strong Mathematics Skills
  • Proficient in MS Office software with a focus in Excel (Vlookups, Pivot Tables, advanced formulas / Macros)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to think critically, using logic and reasoning to identify solutions and approaches to problems
  • Ability to cooperate with different departments in a positive manner
  • German Language Skills strongly preferred


  • 3+years of Automotive Manufacturing Experience
  • Master's Degree
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Advanced Reporting - VBA, Macros, Business Objects, Tableau
  • Program Planning Systems -EPL, FPL, IFA, FIS, MBV, MBT, INCA, autoBKM, KbM

Scope and Magnitude

This role description is a guideline and does not create contractual rights between the Company and any of its employees. The Company does not enter into any type of employment contract, implied or written, with its employees regarding job security.

This Organization Participates in E-Verify. We maintain a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

Job Segment:
Testing, Material Planner, Project Manager, Manager, Technology, Manufacturing, Automotive, Management