Production Planning Job Description

Production Planning Job Description

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Production planning provides configuration and functional support for the Production Planning (PP) and Production Planning – Process Industries (PP-PI) modules of SAP.

Production Planning Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Planning and scheduling production activities
Resolving manufacturing conflicts for site/portfolio as they relate to production planning
Connect with Demand Planning and Supply Network Planning to ensure seamless flow of information and fully integrated approach to delivering key metrics – Customer Service, Inventory, and Cost
Develop a clear understanding of customer expectations and ensure the planning functions can help deliver these through effective systems and liaising with relevant departments to ensure compliance is met
Develop and maintain process, procedure, and policy documentation for planning including flowcharts, policy statements, detailed descriptions and so forth
Develop and document all key business functions in the ERP and ancillary systems relating to planning including step-by-step work instructions with screenshots and example data
Performing Rough Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP) for specific products
Working with manufacturing, establishing minimum order quantities (MOQ)
Providing asset specific input to the end to end supply chain processes and ensuring planning master data (safety stock, lead times, ) in the ERP system is accurate and up to date
Executing planning activities during phase-in phase-out programs

Production Planning Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Production Planning

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CSCP, LEAN, CPM, ISO, SAP, A&P, PMP, CPSM

Education for Production Planning

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the production planning job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Business, Engineering, Education, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, Business/Administration, Associates, Management, Finance, Technical

Skills for Production Planning

Desired skills for production planning include:

SAP
Forecasting
Microsoft Office
Planning
MS Office
Excel
Manufacturing
Scheduling
Integration and interface options for SAP PP
MM

Desired experience for production planning includes:

Must have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Must have 1-2 years of administrative experience, preferably in a corporate retail setting, with 1 year of store retail experience
Computer, printer, telephone, photocopy machine, fax machine
Understands the BOM and Tech Pack
Field Tests
Preferably in Textiles (or comparable area)

Production Planning Examples

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Production Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a production planning. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for production planning
  • Develops, coaches, and guides planning team (on site) in the execution of strategic initiatives and the realization of department and company goals
  • Working with the Production Planning Supervisor to comprehend future requirements, maintain and execute level loading schedules
  • Drive data accuracy and inventory transaction accuracy to world class levels as required by Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Leads the production planning team to ensure products are available to support inventory replenishment at all of our US based distribution points
  • Consult and train internal stakeholders on all Planning systems (where applicable) on a world-wide basis
  • Participate in the labor planning needs assessment for all regular, temporary, and seasonal staff
  • Creating a constrained weekly master production schedule (MPS) and ensuring raw material availability
  • Maintaining inventories within goal, while minimizing excess, obsolete and expired products
  • Controlling plant inventory within entitlement limits
  • Owning vulnerability report updates
Qualifications for production planning
  • Supply Chain Certification is preferred APICS
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 2 years of professional experience
  • Experience translating roadmaps and key performance indicators recommendations to senior leaders
  • Direct experience in quantitative research or analyses
  • Owning Slow Moving & Obsolete (SLOB) management for specific codes
  • Leading/supporting compliance process activities including change control, deviations, events & non-conformance reports and assess supply impact
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a production planning. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for production planning
  • Ensures that the material availability status is continuously monitored and updated to ensure uninterrupted manufacturing process
  • Be responsible of the Production Planning cost and service optimization for the UK and potentially wider EU network
  • Participating in new product launch meetings and new product forecasts as a business partner
  • Tracks receipt of large quantities of military equipment and enters technical data in computer databases matching ship load requirements to available equipment
  • Analyze effectiveness of Production Plans by comparing actual vs
  • Make recommendations for process improvements based on causative research conducted on variances
  • Complies with all P&MCLS ISO policies and procedures
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining critical parts lists for OEM models in assigned equipment categories
  • Manage cross-functional communications and alignment of priority/issue resolution
  • Bring new product types
Qualifications for production planning
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Operations or Supply Chain
  • 4-year university bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required
  • Familiarity with relevant legislation
  • Analyze historical data and forecast demand
  • Build short/long term forecast and resulting operational plans for different operation areas and multiple sites and markets
  • Mitigate capacity risks by managing dependencies across multiple operating areas / departments
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of production planning. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for production planning
  • Partner with Operations, Sourcing, Product Management and Planning to identify Supply Reliability risks, and drive mitigation
  • Drive RM and WIP Inventory Planning and ensure best use of network capacity to optimize investment and meet demand and inventory goals.Ensure supply chain readiness for new product launches at the site level
  • Purchasing / planning for all product components
  • Maintain relationships with account managers to discuss forecasts and needs by account delivery requirements
  • Maintenance and communication of Shipping Manual to all suppliers (box dimensions, case labels, shipping instructions)
  • Organizational skills will be required to follow through with tasks while multi-tasking with frequent interruptions
  • Responsibilities include inventory control and work in process measuring progress by established standards of performance
  • Recognizes and brings attention to problems affecting production including schedules, quality, and order of production line
  • Hold regular team meetings, providing timely business updates
  • Consult with Human Resources for guidance and to ensure compliance
Qualifications for production planning
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret blue prints and routings
  • Ability to constructively communicate with all levels and types of personnel
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and handle a variety of task simultaneously
  • Ability to multi-task and self-start
  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings, indented BOMs, routings, etc
  • Finishing Bachelor's of Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Business, or related
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a production planning. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for production planning
  • Perform analyses of a qualitative and quantitative nature and make operational recommendations with regard to material planning, forecasting and inventory efficiencies such as min/max planning
  • Leads the Planning Organization to ensure that it is engaged, aligned, and effective
  • Designs and utilizes contemporary practices in Planning that provides predictive analytics, effective modeling, and solution-based approaches related to supply, demand, and product mix
  • Creates and drives processes for developing long term planning to aid in making key strategic decisions around business and product initiatives, capacity/capital investments
  • Builds vision to ensure and optimize the appropriate balance between service, inventory, and manufacturing efficiency
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise for production planning and control process methodology and SIOP
  • PPI/Lean Enterprise - Work with key stakeholders to continuously improve master scheduling and material management practices
  • Create sales orders and check for accuracy
  • Enters data into ERP system
  • Pulls orders and complete revisions if necessary
Qualifications for production planning
  • US or Permanent Resident Status Required
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with the team, managers, and members of others work groups
  • Ensure the availability of materials, availability of facilities, production schedules and availability of direct labor
  • Run discussions with central program planning, piloting of LPP production, logistics of LM materials, production engineering, production and HR over adaptations of the sales program, and/or necessary measures in the factory either from the point of view of availability of materials and facilities or work schedules for the development of optimal alternatives of production programs
  • Responsible for the VLPP (Sales and Logistics Program Planning) system and introducing the sales program into the system
  • Develop order forecasts at the level of commercial codes for future months, based on actual orders and statistics In order to establish forecasts of needs for materials, containers, and workloads (percentages of commercial codes) for the calculation of direct labor
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Production Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of production planning. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for production planning
  • Develop weekly finite production schedules and support long-term production planning to meet inventory, customer service, and distribution goals
  • RCCP (Manufacturing/Mould/Machines) - RCCP exercise for different brand and categories basis the month wise demand volume, aligning with Plant and Procurement teams
  • Partner and collaborate across the four regions and the respective Franchise senior management structures to understand, assess and respond to the market needs with the appropriate level of focus, priority and resource
  • Partner with Internal Operations and External Source raw material sites to provide requirements, ensure capacity for raw material, and deploy VMI wherever applicable
  • Deliver on the metrics
  • Develop annual business plan for departmental expenses production plans for mfg
  • Develop an organization capable to meet dynamic business environment and maintain high performing associates
  • Generating all POs for all Suppliers / Product Lines (foreign / domestic)
  • Inventory management / oversight
  • Communicating with suppliers regarding statuses and to keep deliveries on time
Qualifications for production planning
  • Manage and maintain production restrictions, suppliers and countries at monthly levels in addition to aligning with engineering, production, logistics and sales such restrictions
  • Make decisions on changes in orders received based on whether or not they are realizable in production, and relay those decisions to the appropriate parties
  • Prepare reports and statistics relating to the entry of orders, completion of the planned production program, follow-up of special codes, in order to inform, facilitate and motivate decision-making
  • Proven ability to develop reports and analyze data to initiate problem solving
  • BA/BS in business, engineering, materials sciences or related discipline and 2 years experience
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of demand management and supply chain management concepts

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