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Production Planner

Company: The Taylor Group
Location: Louisville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Basic Purpose: The Production Planner will ensure production schedules, deadlines, and quotas are met by overseeing the flow of materials, components, tooling, and paperwork among departments, and by taking action to solve problems and fulfill rush orders. The Production Planner's responsibilities include monitoring inventory levels, regularly providing production status updates to management, and facilitating the timely delivery of products to customers. You should also be able to closely monitor the production process to ensure that production orders are completed on time and within budget. To be successful as a Production Planner, you should be knowledgeable of material requirements planning and able to manage production deadlines. Ultimately, an exceptional Production Planner should demonstrate excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills to ensure that production operations run smoothly. Job Accountabilities: Reviews product orders and contracts to fully understand deadlines and production quotas.Collaborates with clients, suppliers, and delivery firms to discuss timelines and answer inquiries.Drafts, revises, and distributes production schedules.Communicates with departments to ensure that materials, components, tools, and paperwork are supplied efficiently.Identifies problems in workflows, determines required solutions and improvements, and implements necessary modifications in affected departments and teams.Identifies and recommends improvements to increase production; options may include hiring staff, increasing overtime, or obtaining new machinery.Identifies the cause of product defects; implements plans to resolve problems.Communicates with departments and customers when shipping delays occur.Collects and analyzes data regarding efficiency and timeliness of production.Maintains or assists with maintenance of inventories, orders supplies.Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, and internal safety regulations and policies.Performs other related duties as assigned.Evaluating purchase orders to create suitable production schedules.Estimating the amount of material, equipment, and labor required for production.Promptly addressing and resolving production issues to minimize delays in production.Coordinating production operations in accordance with material, labor, and equipment availability.Recommending viable solutions to reduce production costs as well as improve production processes and product quality.Effecting changes to production schedules to ensure that production deadlines are met.Compiling status and performance reports and submitting them to management in a timely manner.Promptly informing the relevant departments of changes to current production schedules. Job Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, or related field is preferred.Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) accreditation or other relevant certification is advantageous.Proven experience working as a Production Planner.Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.Experience with industry ERP systems a must. (PLEX, SAP, etc.)Sound knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP) and related software.Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Excellent organizational and time management skills.Effective communication skills.At least one year of experience in production or knowledge of scheduling process required.Taylor Machine Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All Qualified Applicants Will Receive Consideration for Employment Without Regard to Age, Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Disability, National Origin, or Status as a Protected Veteran

Keywords: The Taylor Group, Oxford , Production Planner, Other , Louisville, Mississippi

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