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Production Planner

Yorba Linda, CA

Order: 18968


Responsible for planning and overseeing production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements and best utilize the company’s productive capacity as well as overseeing inventory levels.



Essential Functions

    • Establish, review, and manage a master schedule.

    • Evaluating purchase orders to create suitable production schedules.

    • Estimating the amount of material, equipment, and labor required for production.

    • Promptly addressing and resolving production issues to minimize delays in production.

    • Coordinating production operations in accordance with material, labor, and equipment availability.

    • Recommending viable solutions to reduce production costs as well as improve production processes and product quality.

    • Effecting changes to production schedules to ensure that production deadlines are met.

    • Compiling status and performance reports and submitting them to management in a timely manner.

    • Promptly informing the relevant departments of changes to current production schedules.

    • Identify and implement process improvements within the supply chain and manufacturing to enable overall strategic improvement.

    • Plan, organize, and control the master schedule that balances the overall capacity, material availability, inventory levels, and customer service levels required to meet business objectives.

    • Become subject matter expert with our ERP system.

    • Forecast production, level load production across multiple departments, and identify potential corrective actions to balance capacity; escalate hindrances to production schedule.

    • Responsible for reporting backlog status, past due, production tracking, order priorities, material requirements, or other required reporting.

    • Proactively review material supply and demand to determine push/pull actions appropriate to support manufacturing.

    • Proactively manage and resolve capacity constraints with manufacturing.

    • Develop and maintain close interpersonal relationships with other areas of the business to optimize the scheduling of products.

    • Responsible for analyzing, improving, and controlling MRP settings to support an efficient flow of material in and out of the facility.

    • Supervise and coordinate Planning, Procurement, Production Control, Inventory Control and Shipping.

    • Coach, mentor, train, or assign training to the team to improve performance.

    • Integrate sales orders into the production schedule and coordinates availability of materials, supplies, and resources as needed to meet required dates.

    • Responsible for following, improving, and updating documented processes associated with procurement, receiving, shipping, planning, and inventory control.

    • Other duties or tasks may be assigned as necessary to support company objectives.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


    • Time/project/capacity planning management skills.

    • Able to work independently with little supervision.

    • Able to maintain rapport with production staff by coordinating schedules, monitoring production flow and identifying solutions.

    • Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook with ability to learn new computer software programs.

    • Knowledge and skill with MRP systems.

    • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

    • Ability to read, understand, and interpret production instructions and specifications.

    • Able to work in a team with co-workers to resolve work-related issues.


Education and Experience


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution.

    • Strong critical problem-solving skills

    • Strong analytical and organizational skills

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    • Proficient knowledge of ERP System is a must.

    • At least 5 years of related experience preferred.

    • Previous experience in production and quality control methods (ISO9001, AS9100 etc.) preferred.

    • APICS, CIPM, or NAPM, CPM certification preferred.

    • Proficient knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook.