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8 Jan 2020

West Coast Senior Production Planner – California

Posted by Katie Settle, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #35977

The Senior Production Planner is responsible for production planning and coordinates production workflow for multiple products while prioritizing operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay. Will take a lead role in continuous improvement, product flow and capacity improvement to improve the overall efficiency of manufacturing.

Job Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops Long Term Strategic Production Plans with the assistance of Sales, Field and Supply Chain.
  • Utilizing Sales Forecasts sets 12-18 month rolling capacity schedule for both operations.
  • Maintain finished goods inventory at safety stock target levels to ensure continuous supply to customers.
  • Analyze production specifications and plant capacity data to determine best practices in the manufacturing operations.
  • Manage the planning and preparations of the weekly production schedules.
  • Works with Field and Supply Chain to determine daily incoming raw material needs.
  • Manage raw material levels to meet company requirements of 72 hours, ensuring plants operate on a FIFO basis
  • Plan and direct Production and Inventory Control for Operations to ensure customer commits and Inventor objectives are met
  • Coordinate Operations planning process to ensure that there is material and capacity available to support both Customer commits and forecast
  • Direct the Inventory team to ensure that process controls are in place that will allow accurate Cycle counting
  • Coordinate production team to ensure schedule and customer deliveries are met. Work directly with Purchasing to ensure purchased material is available to meet the scheduled requirements
  • Stay current with software development, provide on-site technical expertise for the ERP system and write ad-hoc reports as required
  • Identify software procedural improvements to the Operations process to eliminate waste
  • Relay relevant information to management regarding material shortages, potential schedule interruptions, and possible equipment maintenance that would affect a smooth and timely production input
  • Analyze customer demand information, forecast, orders, labor, and material availability and develop a flexible yet efficient master schedule • Review part availability including quality approval prior to scheduling


  • In depth knowledge of MRP and ERP systems
  • 5 + years in material planning in a processing environment
  • APICS certification a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or the equivalent of 5 years in manufacturing operations, including manufacturing systems, product costing and planning preferred
  • Proven experience in a senior planning role
  • Quality control process knowledge

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged sitting 75%
  • Walking 30%
  • Repetitive movement 80%
  • Constant reaching 80%

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Please contact Katie Settle,

Job Categories: Operations, Production, Processing. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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