Production Planner

Job Post Index 23DEDA-Sy##
Location St. Louis, MO
Description: Description
  • Determining production schedules which meet company service objectives, while optimizing inventory and manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Play a key role in responding to and resolving issues (manufacturing/capacity/raw material) as they arise in order to meet customer requirements.
  • Participating in all site safety programs to drive a more positive and inclusive safety culture
  • Release and monitor production process orders to resolve issues and maintain a high level of punctuality to our customers.
  • Contribute to developing and maintaining a daily production plan consistent with plant capacity and resources by utilizing the best fit criteria for efficiency and cost savings to meet customer demand.
  • Work closely with the material planning team to provide the most efficient production schedule, considering impact on operating assets and inventory levels.
  • Properly apply planning parameters and suggest changes to parameters
  • Understand impact on inventory and manage all factors such as product seasonality, discontinuation and management of inventoried finished goods
  • Help define and implement KPIs to monitor performance and highlight issues on an ongoing basis to improve the efficiency of the team.
  • Perform and respond timely to any blocked or non-released Process Orders
  • Determine root cause and preventive actions for any missed orders related to planning
  • Continually drive to a more competitive position through continuous improvement of processes and systems
Skills: Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain/Logistics, Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience related experience
  • Excellent communication and team building skills
  • Must be a dynamic individual who has a passion for creating production plans which meet the needs of our clients.
  • Thrives within a team environment and has excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and manage multiple projects
  • Skilled at working in a fast paced environment open to constant change in demands
  • Self-directed individual with a Can-Do attitude and the ability to work within a team
  • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent system and analytical skills (EXCEL required)
  • Ability to analyze and influence with data
  • Experience working with an MRP system, SAP a plus
  • Experience with Supply Chain Planning techniques and Inventory management
  • Business Objects/Business Warehouse experience a plus
  • APICS Certification a plus

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