JJob Title: Senior Planner Lead
Location: Garner, IA
Department: Production Control
Reports To: Production
for establishing shipping dates and planning production to support new and
revised sales orders. Execution and understanding of the details associated
with MRP inputs and outputs. Ability to research production planning exception
messages associated with MRP. Required to forecast products, schedule
production & ensure the efficient movement of materials to meet those
schedules. Interface with internal sales, production control, purchasing,
manufacturing, shipping/receiving, assembly groups, manufacturing/design
engineering, quality, accounting.
- Have experience
or knowledge with Epicor to become a super user of our current ERP system.
- Perform forecasting,
scheduling and planning activities for a variety of product families.
- Understand the
relationship to balance labor capacity with product mix load.
and process sales change orders
and providing direction to others as required.
- Assign and maintain proper
planning parameters in accordance with company objectives for current
products and products under development.
- Research Planner Work
Bench exception messages relative to nightly MRP (Material Requirements
- Manage new product
introduction related to proto-type builds and the transition to standard
- Research and provide
product availability requests for whole goods.
- Assist with minimizing
potential obsolete inventory by working with other departments on product
phase out or product improvements.
- Process Engineering Change
Notice for new, running and immediate changes related to assigned
- Make recommendations and
assist with buffer inventory stocking levels, maintaining mix and quantity
changes as required.
- Manage product
availability for assigned product families.
- Manage and maintain
- Cross train with
Production Control Staff for planned and unplanned absences in respective
roles & responsibilities.
- Understand / Develop /
Maintain Planning Bill of Material
- Primary backup to
Production Control Manager and other department staff as required.
- Provide direction to
department staff as required.
strive to improve in all aspects of job requirements.
duties may be assigned.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- Possess or work towards
becoming CPIM Certified (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)
through APICS (The Association for Operations Management).
- Knowledge and execution of
MRP and production planning.
- Understanding of ERP
(Enterprise Resource Planning)
- Strong organizational and
- Apply continuous
improvement practices utilizing supply chain management and lean
- Possess solid analytical
skills in forecasting and anticipating production needs and capabilities.
- Ability to solve practical
problems and deal with a variety of changing situations.
- Computer literacy applied
to scheduling and data management.
enthusiastic and a participant in our “Team Stellar” environment achieving
the highest rating of internal and external customer satisfaction.
- MRP II (Manufacturing
(Material Requirements Planning)
Proficient with the ability to work fluently with Microsoft Office.
to communicate using written notes, e-mail and phone.
skills in working with others.
is required with an emphasis of reprioritizing as required
- Associate’s degree and 2
to 5 years of experience in a production planning/materials controls
function or equivalent combination of education and experience such as a
broad MRP manufacturing background of 3 to 5 years.
- Direct others as required
- Assist with department
- General Safety
- Epicor ERP System Training
- Regularly required to sit
or stand, and move about the facility.
- Required to read documents
and computer screens.
- Usual office working
- Occasional exposure to
shop elements such as noise, dust, fumes and odors.
We offer an excellent benefit package including
health, life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement, ESOP, profit sharing,
paid vacation and holidays.
Submit cover letter and resume to:
Stellar Industries, Inc.
190 State Street
PO Box 169
Or E-mail to: email@example.com