Phoenix Mecano
  • 03-Jan-2019 to 04-Mar-2019 (EST)
  • Supply Chain
  • Frederick, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, 401k Plan, PTO, Paid Holidays


Job Title: Senior Production Planner

Reports to: Supply Chain Manager

Job Summary: Responsible for the planning horizon by focusing on scheduling of manufacturing production orders with emphasis on meeting customer expectation.  Drives the production floor, optimizes weekly capacity and supports efficiencies related to machine and labor capability.

Essential Functions of the Job (listed in order of importance):

  • Leads the Planner and Planning Administrator in support of daily operations
  • Monitors the execution of the production schedule supported by the Planner
  • Drives the production floor by optimizing the schedule to meet customer expectation
  • Monitors daily production output to support improvements in planning
  • Reviews machine assignment and initiates changes that will improve completion dates
  • Analyzes delays and interruptions and initiates changes to make adjustments
  • Attends daily/weekly production planning meetings in support of operations
  • Compiles data for metrics related to performance of output and on time completion
  • Communicates daily performance status and monthly KPI's in relation to on time completion and production output
  • Creates/manages reports for production planning activities and sequences
  • Works closely with Production Leads to steer daily activity and be advised of delays
  • Works closely with Senior Buyer for decision making related to material availability
  • Works closely with Material Control Supervisor to ensure timely delivery of material
  • Escalates complex issues to Managers for assistance in resolution

Marginal Job Functions

  • Completes Operational KPI's and distributes as required
  • Supports use of MS Access Queries for operational data collection and reporting
  • Troubleshoots errors of Navision Manufacturing processes

Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:

  • Knowledge of production capabilities to drive production plan
  • Ability to apply knowledge of production machine/human capabilities to meet on time production demands
  • Ability to apply concrete and non-concrete variables in a time sensitive/high change environment to meet on time production demand
  • Knowledge of production planning methodologies and the ability to apply at a tactical and strategic level
  • Ability to forecast demand based on trends and future needs
  • Ability to complete assigned functions in a time sensitive/variable environment
  • Ability to focus and provide a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to manage time well in accordance with daily expectations
  • Ability to interact with others and answer questions relative to the work
  • Ability to read reports and other documentation relative to the position
  • Ability to apply common sense and logic in the resolution of problems
  • Ability to communicate with others and conclude the communication is understood
  • Ability to operate with competing demands, ensuring customer satisfaction (internal and external)
  • Knowledge of and ability to use established technology including hardware and software (computers, tablets, ERP/MRP software, MS Office products)

Educational Requirements Needed to Perform the Duties of the Job:

  • Associates Degree and minimum three years' experience in an administrative role in a manufacturing environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Weight Lifting (OR OTHER PHYSICAL) Requirements to Perform the Duties of the job:

  • Regularly required to talk and hear; walk, stand and sit
  • Occasionally required to reach, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Regularly required to use close/distance/peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus




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