Senior Production Planner Job Description

Senior Production Planner Job Description

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Senior production planner provides support of operational planning systems (SAP) to aid planning and production personnel in the continuous improvement of areas system efficiency and usage.

Senior Production Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Responsible for just in time planning, material requirements planning, capacity planning, and production activity control
Maintaining and reporting on Key Performance Indicators on Planning adherence, WIP monitoring, Work Center Utilization, planning backlog, master data accuracy (planning related), customer backorder and lead time and schedule attainment
Performing and reporting on Rough Cut Capacity Planning and Master Production Scheduling on Production Planning and Scheduling
Ensuring close collaboration with Supply Chain related departments to prioritize and communicate on supply planning manufacturing issues (demand vs supply planning gaps, backorder issues, unplanned events like demand reductions/increases)
Acting as key user in SAP R3 (modules PP/MM) and as back up to the Supply Planning Manager
Monitoring and optimizing of planning related master data elements like planning time fences, Bill of Material and manufacturing routes
Partner with EMEA Supply Planning Manager to improve the rough cut capacity planning and MPS processes
Serve as a SAP Production Control Module Leader by solving issues that may arise and impact the Production Control/Inventory Control Departments within the SAP environment
Champion continuous process improvement within the planning function
Prepare production planning reports "Adherence, Utilization, Capacity " for the production holes

Senior Production Planner Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Production Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CPM, ORM, ISCM

Education for Senior Production Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior production planner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Education, Engineering, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, Technical, Business/Administration, Management, Manufacturing

Skills for Senior Production Planner

Desired skills for senior production planner include:

SAP
Business math
Production planning techniques and material control principles
Another ERP system
Bulk garment production processes
Different planning parameters to be able to adjust planning methodology when production environment is changing
Microsoft Office Suite
Planning
Similar ERP software
Concepts and principles of planning to develop solutions to a variety of problems

Desired experience for senior production planner includes:

Level 8 Qualification is a must
Serves as principle liaison with the Customer Service Group to ensure high level customer service within production capabilities
Participates in problem resolution activities, when required, to insure timely deliveries to / from global locations to customers
Manage entire supply chain from wafer fab, assembly & test factories loading, products inventory and delivery performance to meet customer expectations
Support new product and new factory/vendor start up by ensuring timely setup of production specs and flow, including all relevant collaterals required for production startup
Perform adhoc analysis to ensure no disruption of the fulfilment of committed delivery

Senior Production Planner Examples

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Senior Production Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior production planner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior production planner
  • Lead planning process for area of responsibility and ensures cross-functional consensus is reached on operation demand plans and inventory plans required to support customer service, and revenue objectives
  • Coordinates planning strategy for dependent and non-master items with Master Planner Converts planned orders to production orders and purchase orders for dependent and non-master items
  • Monitoring Raw Material and Semi-Finished Material Availability and Planning Processes
  • Managing coordination with Shop Floor Execution teams to ensure optimal planning
  • Ensuring best practice by using lean Six Sigma knowledge / Oliver Wight methodologies and concepts to optimize production planning processes
  • Execute planning and production plans within the assigned country/region to achieve the optimal level of product availability by taking into consideration all possible manufacturing constraints (at all stages of Supply Chain)
  • Ensure all Planning related systems are updated timely and accurately
  • Provide training support to the other production team members and suppliers on policies and systems such as GPS, ILA and other systems pertaining to planning, ordering/tracking, documentation and invoicing
  • Utilize SAP / APO Develop and manage weekly Production Schedules from a capacity feasibility and execution standpoint
  • Maintain redates in SAP
Qualifications for senior production planner
  • 5 - 10 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position
  • Experience in semiconductor manufacturing will be added advantage
  • Highly organized and precise
  • Candidate needs to have good communication skill in English
  • Strong leadership in problem solving, and crisis management
  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree or Master's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical), Engineering (Mechatronic/Electromechanical), Engineering (Electrical/Electronic), Engineering (Industrial), or Logistic/Transportation, Science, Business or equivalent
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Senior Production Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior production planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior production planner
  • Day to day responsibility for the Planning team
  • Work with management team to support strategic and operations planning
  • Keeps an open line of communication with the Planning group, Leads, Production Managers and Expeditors daily
  • Direct the Master Scheduling activity, translating Worldwide Forecasts in to Master Production Schedules for end items and spares
  • Lead production team consisting of supervisors, stockroom and material process leaders to ensure master schedule and customer deliveries are met
  • Develop and maintain production metrics
  • Manage timely closure of action items in manufacturing release cycle
  • Establish long-term production schedules and inventory analysis reports
  • Analyzes sales forecasts to determine short- and medium-term requirements for production resources
  • People, materials, equipment, subcontractors)
Qualifications for senior production planner
  • Working knowledge of the tools and vocabulary of Project Management
  • Must be able to prioritize projects effectively
  • Establishes guidelines for delivery time commitments
  • Coordinates preparation of production schedules and material orders
  • Monitors and adjusts schedule to respond to market/production requirements and optimize costs
  • Familiarity with EPICOR ERP system
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Senior Production Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of senior production planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior production planner
  • Proper and timely implementation of change orders (CO’s)
  • Maintain optimal inventory levels through the active use of MRP and the maintenance of all required parameters including assembly lead times, days’ supply, EOQ, for all assemblies
  • Active support of R&D and new product activities
  • Verifies material and capacity available
  • Releases production orders for manufacturing
  • Reconciles problems by identifying work error messages, expediting material shortages, and coordinating with other planners, Master Planners, and Purchasing
  • Balances demand with capacity for dependent and non-master items
  • Serves as Team Leader and member of PCT, PPT, or Sub-PSMT
  • Release all purchasing requisitions in a sequence related to Project schedules for Power Magnetics product lines interdivisional work for Power Paragon
  • Prepare for physical inventory, ensure all necessary transactions are completed prior to freeze of inventory
Qualifications for senior production planner
  • Undergraduate degree preferred, MBA a plus
  • Experienced in ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 requirements and implementation a plus
  • 4-6 years’ experience working in a manufacturing, procurement, or customer service related capacity
  • Analyze all part item masters to assign a stockroom location, verify accuracy of code (bulk)
  • May maintain the Alternate Vendor (AVR) part number request file
  • Run and analyze material requirements, production work orders, and shortage reports on a daily basis
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Senior Production Planner Job Description

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Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior production planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior production planner
  • Generate and update weekly production status report
  • Performs any necessary support functions as required by procurement process
  • Handle all related paperwork and computer entry, including resolving problems with Engineering and Receiving and Inspection as necessary
  • Uses mainframe computers (MTO) for the purpose of tracking WIP, available material, material shortages, material received to stock and tracking of kit releases
  • Responsible for managing project/program work order start and completion dates
  • Ensures that all material, schedule and capacity issues are promptly brought to the attention of the Master Scheduler and senior managers as required
  • Works closely with the Master Scheduler, Supervisors, Purchasing, Quality, Manufacturing Departments, coordinating and ensuring that schedules and material related issues are maintained and products are completed and shipped in a timely manner
  • Will be required to ascertain and provide daily status of all projects for which to maintain responsibility
  • Responsible for the master production schedule
  • Work closely with, and assist factories with the production schedules of Timberland footwear
Qualifications for senior production planner
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and resources to consistently deliver on-time results
  • Demonstrated high degree of adaptability within an ever-changing and complex environment
  • Strong working knowledge of personal computers, computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Experience with SAP preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, supply chain management or other related Technical Degree
  • Effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin language
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suits (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook)
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Senior Production Planner Job Description

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Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior production planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior production planner
  • Assist Manager in resolving any production related issues
  • Coordinate with material team to learn about material delivery to ensure that production starts on schedule
  • Keep Stratham production team updated on production follow-up
  • Work with factory’s transfer packages & report
  • Visit factory 2-3 times a week to verify actual materials, production status
  • Work additional molds PO based on buy demands
  • Work new season’s mold PO
  • Analyze forecasts
  • Maintain the packaging specifications and register
  • Monitoring, prioritizing and reporting on Work in Progress / released production orders
Qualifications for senior production planner
  • Experience in SAP system will be added advantage
  • Cooperation with supply chain coordination team to solve supply issues in a pro-active manner communicating on supply and production prioritization and status information
  • Supporting the New Product Introductions and Manufacturing Network Optimization transfers which are embedded in above described functions
  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or Operations Management and APICS CPIM, CSCP AND/OR Lean Six Sigma Green/Black Belt certification is a plus
  • Five to eight years of industry experience in relevant logistic, planning or supply chain function
  • Experience in working for multinational in Medical Device Industry and/or Automotive in regards to culture, multi-layer matrix organizations and workings of a global supply chain

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