Production Planner

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Overview

Ladson South Carolina
  1. Engineering and Project Management, Finance, HR and Administration
  2. Permanent
1093577
$55000 - $75000
Job Summary:
The primary responsibility of this position is to plan and implement production schedules utilizing SAP R/3 to fulfill customer requirements with respect to meeting JIT/JIS requirements and delivery functions. The person in this position will interface with customers and be responsible for monitoring finished goods inventory levels.

Essential Functions:
 Responsible for all customer communication and satisfaction in regard to delivery
 Monitors customer EDI and advanced shipping notices.
 Creates production schedule to ensure customer deliveries are met and correct inventory levels are achieved.
 Keeps management informed of issues that impact schedules, deliveries, and capacity
 Coordinates engineering changes to support customer needs while minimizing obsolescence
 Establishes daily communication channels with customers, shipping, manufacturing, materials, and third party logistics partners
 Works to continually improve flow to achieve improved cycle times, and inventory levels.
 Recommends and monitors finished goods inventory levels and accuracy
 Contributes to continuous improvement in lean manufacturing practices
 Works with cross functional group to improve processes and flow
 Assists in all inventory activities
 Assumes special assignments as directed by supervisor or management
 Performs other duties as assigned

Education:
 Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Accounting or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
 APICS affiliation/certification preferred

Experience:
 Minimum 2 to 3 years of previous experience working in a manufacturing environment
 Prior experience with an automotive supplier preferred
 Experience in capacity planning and inventory control

Specific Skills:
 General knowledge of Logistical processes
 Strong computer skills with MS office programs
 Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts
 Familiarity with AIAG
 Familiarity with SAP R/3 enterprise system
 Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
 Ability to work in cross-functional teams
 German language skills (reading, writing, speaking) preferred

Physical Requirements:
 Must be able to walk/move about a 190,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility: 90% of the time
 Must be able to stand/walk/move about specific work area: 75% of the time
 Must be able to bend/reach/twist/stoop: 40% of the time
 Must be able to lift up to 30lbs on a frequent basis: 30% of the time
 Must be able to lift over 30lbs on an infrequent basis: 10% of the time
 Must be able to push/pull materials using motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment on an infrequent basis: 20% of the time
 Must be able to sit at a work station: 80% of the time
 Must be able to work and operate a computer terminal: 80% of the time
 Vision is required to analyze and process work; and to work on computer terminal/machine centers, etc.
 Hearing is essential for safety reasons; and to communicate with employees, supervisors, managers, vendors, suppliers and customers via conversation, group meetings, and/or phone conferences
 Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as require
 Must be available to work flexible hours/shifts to ensure customer responsiveness

AAP/EEO Statement

IFA North America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, IFA North America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
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