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Production Planner

Danville, Illinois
Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 146098BR

Job Description

The production planner has six main areas of responsibility:

  • Create cost effective weekly semi finished and finished goods production schedules supporting plant customer service and inventory objectives
  • Coordinating the packaging materials required to meet the semi finished and finished goods production schedule.
  • Ability to back-up other planners in the department
  • Works closely with the S/R department for finished goods deployment and supports resolution of potential inventory issues within and at Distribution and Mixing Centers.
  • Strong working relationships with other internal groups such as Operations, Quality, Finance and Shipping
  • Serves as the plant liaison for co-packers, Corporate Supply Chain and Research & Development

The successful candidate will:
  • Post weekly production schedules and any required revisions
  • Maintain various supply chain and KPI reporting systems, such as but not limited to Attainment, Adherence and Product Availability
  • Update and maintain MIMI production planning model and SAP MP/MRP data
  • Communicate daily with production department about production targets, schedule changes, new product introductions, line trials, product availability, material issues etc., to ensure proper execution of plans
  • Work with Production, Quality and Corporate Supply Chain to resolve planning and scheduling issues
  • Communicate daily with S/R department about deployment of semi finished and finished goods and receiving of packaging materials
  • Support Accounting, Warehouse and S/R to resolve inventory discrepancies and SAP related issues
  • Manages obsolete inventory, scrap, copy changes, and supplier quality issues for assigned packaging materials.
  • Participate and support the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Process and the SAP conversion within Quaker Foods


  • Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills and must be able to formulate effective action plans to address issues proactively.
  • Must function with minimum supervision and be self motivated.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills to communicate with others in a professional and timely manner.
  • Must have good organizational skills - detail oriented, paperwork process flow, follow-up and thorough, manages time effectively.
  • Must have good computer skills, should be proficient with Windows based programs such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • APICS certification a plus.
  • 4 year College degree is required.
  • Relevant planning experience required.

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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