- Lean management
- ISO 9001
- Computer literacy
- Production planning
- Microsoft Office
The Production Planner Manager supports Manufacturing's performance through resource management including labor, material, work centers, capacity projections and equipment utilization. He or she is responsible for facilitating project management with core customers, progressive implementation of process improvements, lean management, and innovations in systems and operational methods for the department. Directs and leads production planning, CNC support roles, and inventory control areas.
Lead, manage, and hold accountable direct reports in the production planning (scheduling), Inventory Control, CNC coordinator, and Tool Room Attendant positions.
Analyze and communicate on master production plans / schedule based on customer requirements and capacity plans
Work directly with management on capacity concerns and future investments to support capacity
Analyze and establish the most efficient way to use employees and equipment to meet production requirements with the help of production managers and manufacturing engineers.
Acts as a liaison between Production and Sales; work directly with customers as required
Apply strategic planning, lead projects, launch programs, report capacity projections, and manage within the manufacturing department to assure on time delivery of materials
Develop systems, processes and strategies that make the manufacturing process more efficient and effective
Ensure inventory control supervisor coordinates the timely and efficient transport of materials from receiving, storage, or production areas to various processing, shipping and storage locations
Ensure there is efficient use of space for Manufacturing storage and processing areas
Effectively uphold safety standards, manufacturing expectations, quality standards, and the production schedule with every decision.
Effectively lead the department to meet production expectations and customer expectations
Supervisory responsibilities include hiring/training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, and resolving problems
Follow ISO 9001-2000 procedures and processes.
Maintain a safe work environment by overseeing employees to make certain MIOSHA, safety rules and regulations are followed.
Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
Exhibits behaviors that reflect the company core values: Teamwork, Integrity, Tenacity, Compassion & Diversity
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 2 years supervising employees in manufacturing operations
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
College education or other technical school training in a related field
Be capable of utilizing spreadsheet and ERP type software in managing the planning process.
2 -5 years of prior experience in lean manufacturing, demand management, and inventory control
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to organize, motivate, and direct others.
Knowledge of basic computer operations including the use of Microsoft Office, and manufacturing software.
Ability to communicate and understand ideas through verbal and written means of communication.
Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively, and to be responsible for making decisions.
Must be organized and able to recognize priorities.