Production Planner

Do you excel at identifying problems and developing strategic plans for improvement? Are you skilled at creating detailed master production schedules to ensure that customer needs and inventory goals are met? Are you a savvy communicator that can effectively convey the reasons behind any production changes? Do you thrive in an intimate environment where you get to be hands on, and wear multiple hats? Do you LOVE to explore and write data reports? If so, this role might be just what you are looking for!

Company Profile

For over 100 years our client company has been a steadfast presence as a Northern American Leader in their manufacturing niche. They serve thousands of customers throughout the country and offer an extensive variety of products while maintaining a deep loyalty to their employees and customers.

They are committed to offering an innovative work environment where you will make a sizable difference every day. They value every one of their employees, offering them competitive compensation packages and a comprehensive benefits portfolio.

Our client company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. They will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by the law. They are eager and fully supportive of hiring our Veterans and we encourage you to apply.  This role does require that you are a U.S. citizen. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor or transfer visas.


Job Description

Our client company is looking for someone who is highly motivated and who proudly stands behind the work that they do. In this role, you will create master production schedules, continually brainstorm improvements for process effectiveness, offer reporting on Supply Chain Analytics, and collaborate with management and sales teams.

Several years of experience in this field is required. A bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required. Our client company is more focused on you having the skills to succeed than if you have a degree or not. It is important that you are proficient in MS Office with an emphasis in Excel and are detail oriented as well as highly organized.

Essential Job Functions

  • Creates the master production schedule to meet inventory goals and customer requirements according to sales forecasts and/or customer orders
  • Is responsible for development of Plans, schedules and prioritizes production according to established manufacturing sequences and lead times
  • We be the primary person who communicates with manufacturing personnel, the purchasing department and supervisors on material status and production planning issues
  • Has a demonstrated track record of the principals and applications of demand forecasting, reviews historical demand data and updates forecasts accordingly
  • Accountable to Lead, and participate in problem solving events and continuous improvements projects to improve process effectiveness, efficiency and performance
  • Is the key liason who distributes production schedules to the required management or departments
  • Effectively communicates with staff on availability, delays, interruptions, difficulties and reprioritization
  • Accountable for Revisions and distributribution of production schedules as necessary due to labor or material shortages, backlogs, etc. collaborating with sales and management
  • Will provide data and Meet with forecasting team quarterly to discuss long-term forecasts and changes.
  • Has a demonstrated track record of reporting on various analytics of Supply Chain


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Date Created:
06 Feb 2018
Employment Type:
Primary Contact:
Name: Sandra Marie Smith
Job Title: Talent Acquisition
Business Phone: (262) 782 7255
Mobile: 262-388-8813