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Production Planner

Company: Mizkan America, Inc
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Production Planner ensures the efficient flow of products throughout the supply chain to meet promised delivery dates. This position will require accuracy with planning of capacity, production and inventory management. Demand fulfillment is critical in this position.Essential Duties:Review demand from sales orders, transfer requests and sales forecasts to determine necessary production quantities and generate effective and cost-effective production schedulesMonitor, maintain, and control inventory levelsConsult with production and demand planning to determine capacity and develop manning strategiesCollaborate with customer service to communicate accurate and attainable service expectationsInput production items and quantities into computer system. Expedite orders through production as needed to meet scheduled delivery using planning tools such as AX and Excel.Partner with plant facilities to ensure containers and packaging materials needed are available to meet production scheduleMonitor cycle count and inventory discrepancies, taking appropriate actions to avoid adverse impact on customer supplyManage new customer demand and shifts through the product lifecycleMonitor interplant items and 3PL warehouses as well as place orders for incoming inventory from other Mizkan facilitiesAnalyze historical product demand patterns, trends and other business information in the development of weekly, monthly, and annual production plansPartner with sales team, manufacturing plants, logistics and procurement to effectively align supply with the demand Responsible for the methodology used in planning into support food product quality and safetyEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONSProven success of applying critical thinking skills that involve problem solving, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and satisfying customer needs in a manufacturing.Bachelor's degree in Business, Statistics, Finance, Supply Chain or equivalent.1 to 3 years related experience in scheduling, inventory control, distribution or manufacturing environmentThe ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and deadlines.Strong analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving abilitiesHigh attention to detail, inspection, quality work and motivation to meet production goals are essential qualitiesGeneral accounting knowledge, cost accounting preferredMust possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to make presentations to small groups.Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with particular focus on Excel, experience using ERP preferred Microsoft AX experience a plusAPICS or other Supply Chain Certification a plusAbility to work independently and in a team environmentAbility to work a flexible schedule and travel to production facilities as needed.

Keywords: Mizkan America, Inc, Mount Prospect , Production Planner, Professions , Mount Prospect, Illinois

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