We are assisting a first class client in the manufacturing space with hiring a Production Planner. This role is a newly added position in a growing department that will not have any direct reports. Schedule for this role is 7AM to 4PM Mon – Fri with requiring minimal travel to other plant sites for training. (10%-20%). There is a possibility for a hybrid work model.

The Production Planner is responsible for creating plans for managing inventory programs and maintaining plant finite schedules. Planner liaises with their counter parts in Production, Quality, Warehouse and Customer Service to address normal business processes of manufacturing. Job impacts between $30-50 million in product sales, between $20-40 million in production cost and $3-5 million in inventory value.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Regularly meets with assigned plants to arrange orders into the optimal sequential work schedule and provides appropriate lead times to customer service for customer orders.
  • Examines production specifications and capacity data, and performs mathematical calculations to determine production processes, tools, and human resource requirements for NPD.
  • Meets weekly with assigned plants to review prior week’s performance for schedule adherence and overproduction. Unacceptable performance is identified and corrective actions taken. Frozen schedule is established.
  • Manages stocking programs to assure demand to forecast performance and supply execution are graded. Action is taken to identify out of bounds results to bring program back within plan.
  • Reviews FG inventory within warehouses to identify orphan or SLOB and initiates action to address.
  • Reviews assigned plant lead times weekly, identifies areas needing supply support to reduce to targeted lead time levels and takes appropriate actions to ensure success.
  • Other duties as assigned by their manager

Competencies required for this role

  • Strong analytical skill set and demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams to quickly analyze problems and develop effective solutions.
  • Proficient in Excel;
  • Proficiency in use of MRP systems and knowledge of MRP work flow and scheduling systems.
  • Strong understanding of inventory management principles related to demand management (forecast & firm), impact on supply plan (make & buy) and inventory plan (projected levels to manage).
  • Understand principles in the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) business process.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with, and maintain effective relationships with, all functional departments and employees in a team-oriented environment.
  • Flexible and the ability to quickly adapt to changes in the work environment and manages competing demands.
  • Well organized, dependable, punctual, strong work ethic with exceptional integrity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Education Requirements/Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in production order management
  • Experience in inventory management
  • ERP Planning knowledge
  • Preferred CPIM and/or CSCP certification

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

Application Process

We are currently interviewing candidates for this position. If your experience matches the description above, submit your resume by clicking on the “apply” button below. If you have any questions about this position, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 225.773.5278

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Bemana provides recruitment services to companies in the equipment and industrial sectors. while also helping job seekers advance their careers with companies that share their values. Through a rigorous selection and interviewing process, we are focused on growing companies with employees that are committed to their mission and passionate about their products and services.

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