Production Planner

About The Role

  • Executes scheduling processes and activities consistent with defined procedures based on sales and operating forecasts and operational constraints.
  • Responsible for determining, communicating, and monitoring production lead times based on calculated throughputs and current backlogs.
  • Performs scheduling functions daily as customer demand generates, and weekly accordingly to plan.
  • Analyzes data and reports defined metrics to analyze performance and develops mitigating strategies as required.
  • Assists in development of sales and operation plan by plant as directed.
  • Develops and maintains rules based scheduling criteria.
  • Communicates exceptions between Operations and Sales in order to resolve challenges in a timely fashion and insure customer satisfaction.
  • Understands upstream and downstream impacts of decisions in order to present viable mitigation strategies when required.
  • Drive initiatives to identify opportunities for operations improvements, cost savings, and strategic initiatives
  • Ownership of daily planning meetings to ensure alignment and accountability across the fulfillment center


  • Bachelor's degree in business, operations management, engineering, math, statistics, or supply chain required
  • 3-5 years of work experience as a scheduler/planner in a manufacturing environment or operations role
  • Strong presentation skills and experience collaborating with stakeholders across functions
  • Process oriented and system focused
  • Knowledge of key process variables
  • Results driven and able to work independently with limited supervision
  • The ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment