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Senior Production Planner

Company: Charles Industries, LLC.
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

This Senior Production Planner role is an integral part of the Supply Chain with responsibility for managing the material flow and orders with our plants and contract manufacturers to mitigate supply chain risks and achieve inventory and customer fulfillment targets. They will plan production, schedule manufacturing orders, and coordinate the flow of work and materials to meet delivery expectations of forecasted and actual sales. As a Senior Production Planner, this role influences management and department decisions and may participate in long-term planning discussions. The responsibilities also include facilitating the timely delivery of products to customers. The Senior Production Planner will reflect demand changes in our planning systems to ensure high accuracy of inventory availability, item usage history, and forecasting files.


  • Create factory and contract manufacturers' master production schedules.

  • Partner with plant planners to ensure execution and feedback loop on master production schedule.

  • Regularly provide production status updates to management.

  • Ensure the customer service team has estimated shipment dates.

  • Lead current and potential product shortages meetings and develop and execute recovery plans in partnership with other departments.

    • Utilize the Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or ERP to ensure data is accurate and up to date.

    • Analyze MRP and available reports to ensure supply plan satisfies master production schedule.

    • Understand and highlight capacity constraints and work collaboratively with manufacturing teams on resolution.

    • Facilitate cross-functional (e.g. Quality, Engineering, Sourcing) and multi-level discussions impacting operations.

    • Lead NPI meetings associated with planning activities, working with purchasing, finance, and engineering teams to set up necessary data in the system.

    • Keep track of ECN's and deviations and make sure that all parties involved follow the established processes.

      Required Skills/Abilities:

      • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions while working with changing priorities and competing demands.

      • Strong planning and organizational skills.

      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

      • Ability to effectively present information, data, and recommendations to all organizational levels.

        Education and Experience:

        • Bachelor's degree in business, Supply Chain, or related field required.

        • Minimum 5-7 years professional experience.

        • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

        • Knowledge and experience with Sales & Operations Planning.

        • Strong understanding and experience with ERP/MRP systems required.

        • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


          Physical Requirements:

          • The physical demands described are representative of those that an employee must successfully perform. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

            • Employees must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

              Work Environment:

              The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job functions.

              • Employees regularly work in an office environment.


Keywords: Charles Industries, LLC., Schaumburg , Senior Production Planner, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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