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Production Planner

Southbridge, MA 01550

Posted: 05/23/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 40230 Pay Rate: 51,000

Job Description

Our client, a manufacturing company in Southbridge, is seeking an experienced Production Planner to join their growing team.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Analyze MRP requirements and make decisions to release jobs based on minimum inventory levels.
  2. Firm the unfirmed jobs recommended by the MRP system.
  3. Review the MRP scheduling board and make recommendations on resolving operational bottle necks. 
  4. Maintain the proper lot size, and incremental lot size for all finished good (FG) parts.   
  5. Work with Manager to determine adequate inventory levels.
  6. Work with the Sales Department to determine increases in demand due to special promotions and to lay in Forecasts for the most common parts.
  7. Support sales and guide them when utilizing Available to Promise
  8. Determine appropriate priorities for given parts and jobs on the manufacturing floor. 
  9. Expedite jobs on the floor that are close to or past the expected finish date.
  1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  2. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  3. Fluently converse, read, and write in English.
  4. Proficient with production planning systems and an understanding of MRP and Manufacturing. 
  5. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  1. At least 3 years of manufacturing planning
  2. Bachelor degree required
  3. Professional certification by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) preferred
  4. Epicor experience preferred

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Primary area is an office; visits to the manufacturing floor and warehouses is expected. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Ashley Dineen

Ashley Dineen has been with The Panther Group since 2009 and has worked within many areas of the company including payroll, compliance, on-boarding, recruitment, and client management.

Ashley is a mother of two and enjoys spending time with family in her spare time.

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