PRODUCTION PLANNER

The Container Decorating Production Planner is responsible for producing daily production schedules for our Container Decorating Division. They partner with and understand the operations of the warehouse and production departments to ensure smooth workflow throughout the day. They ensure all in-house orders are produced by the required due date while maximizing the efficiency of the Container Decorating production department to produce the highest output possible. He or she manages inventory including purchasing and allocation of all components to fulfill customer orders to their exact specifications in a timely manner.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Setting up and maintaining component and finished good part numbers.

  • Managing inventory including balancing stock levels to maintain production while also minimizing on-hand inventory values.

  • Purchasing bottles, caps, and specialty products.

  • Efficiently planning container decorating production schedule files accounting for due dates while minimizing planned downtime and maximizing output.

  • Processing schedule changes to adapt to shifts in production needs and customer demands.

  • Leading communication with customers/customer service regarding component shortages and schedules.

  • Building and maintaining customer and vendor relationships.

  • Creating and maintaining process documentation.

  • Forecasting and reporting production needs and collaborating with production teams to determine when additional shifts or overtime is needed to meet customer requirements.

 

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree

    • (NOTE: A comparable combination of education/experience and/or training will be considered equivalent to the education listed.)

  • 3 years of manufacturing production planning

  • 1-3 years sales/customer service experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment

  • Strong customer service skills and positive attitude

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers

  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, exceptional time management skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize based on business needs

  • Swift and thoughtful problem solving

  • Demonstrated record of success in delivering solutions based on identified needs

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and written