The Production Planner at firm is responsible for planning the production of multiple finished goods as well as intermediary goods within the constraints of with materials availability, demand plans, resource availability and plant capacity (plans of 1-6 months and outward). The demand planner will work closely with the demand planning, cultivation, manufacturing, procurement, and materials management.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Coordinate with demand planning to understand the forward-looking demand plan and how that will drive production.
Utilize MRP within the production module of the ERP to drive materials & resource need for production.
Continuously coordinate with the plant master scheduler as the day-to-day operations (work-orders, finish dates, etc) differ from the long-term plan.
Look for ways to drive output of finished goods production through optimization of intermediary goods production.
Work closely with cultivation and manufacturing to understand forecasted yields by product type.
Work closely with cultivation to provide a realistic long-term production plan.
Provide weekly and monthly updates during S&OP meetings on health of production plan.
Work closely with purchasing to make sure materials are scheduled to arrive in time for production.
Work with other members of the Supply Chain team to develop KPI’s to track the health and accuracy of the Production Planning function.
Work with the Quality team to ensure materials are received and ready for production.
Coordinate with finance to compile reports for monthly, quarterly and yearly financial close.
Support ad hoc project requests from the Manager
Bachelor’s Degree in finance, business analytics, logistics/supply chain.
Strong background in a variety of inventory management concepts, practices, and procedures. Specific production planning experience preferred
Experience as a production planner, master scheduler, demand planner, supply planner.
Experience in using an ERP system, spreadsheet, database or other software.
Effective team skills.
Excellent listening skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Strong knowledge of inventory accounting principles and controls.
Ability to create and implement effective processes & procedures.
Strong Microsoft Office skills, highly proficient in Excel (e.g., Excel formulas, V-lookups, pivot tables) and possess skill in preparing tables, graphs, and charts.
Must possess a strong results and goal/deadline-oriented work ethic, high attention to detail and be flexible.
Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to develop and bring to completion multiple assignments concurrently.