Planner II

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Planner II

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Shift: 1st 

Location: Bridgeport, NJ 


Position:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must accomplish the following position objectives:

  • Develop production plans in order to meet customer requirements and achieve 95% OTD
  • Maintain the integrity of the data within a MRP system from a planning aspect
  • Assist master planner in managing inventory levels to improve working capital while meeting customer needs
  • Achieve Schedule attainment targets through the coordination of work center activities.


Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Properly execute planning through our ERP for CT01 and NJ01
  • Create, review, amend, and maintain attainable and effective material and production plans
  • Work in conjunction with Customer Service, Sales, Production and Purchasing to support the production plan.
  • Review and plan transfer orders to subsidiary sites.
  • Attend the daily manufacturing execution meeting and follow-up on any open action items from the meeting.
  • When necessary, prioritize schedules to ensure customer orders are meet.
  • Work with customer service to manage customer order priority.
  • Provide production completion dates to customer service for expedites and one off orders.
  • Evaluate and maintain safety stock levels.
  • Update/manage lead times in Syteline.
  • Assist production to establish proper Kanban levels and where they should be located.
  • Participate in developing best practices for the planning department. 
  • Support and execute continuous improvement in all processes of the planning department with focus on lean manufacturing.
  • Communicate with document control group to insure BOM and Route accuracy in order to manage a capacity planning.
  • Direct the work of and provide coaching to lower level Planners.


Education and/or Experience:                                     

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or related supply chain management field
  • 5 years minimum experience in production planning
  • Working knowledge of an ERP/MRP system in a manufacturing and/or E-Commerce environment
  • Experience with Lean / Six Sigma / Continuous Improvement teams and activities
  • APICS certification preferred (CPIM/CSCP)

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