Production Planner/Buyer

Dayton, NJ

Posted: 03/24/23 Job Number: 19155847

Job Description

Production Planner

Job Summary: The Production Planner role reports to the Administrative Manager and is responsible for scheduling manufacturing equipment and raw materials to efficiently meet customer demand.

Salary Range: $64K-$85K per year

  • Develop production schedules to meet customer requirements while minimizing changeovers, downtime, and inventory
  • Lead daily production schedule meetings to understand plant performance and customer needs to better plan production and raw materials
  • Work directly with suppliers to maximize the plant’ s supply chain success through forecasting and effective communication
  • Manage raw material purchasing responsibilities with annual spend of roughly $39MM; purchase other items as needed (e.G. Shipping supplies, pallets, sleeves, stretch wrap)
  • Analyze and manage overall plant supply chain and develop strategies to meet goals; work with production, shipping, and other staff to maintain minimal inventory levels of raw materials and finished goods
  • Assist in determination of material obsolescence and in purging obsolete inventory from the system
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly cycle counts to ensure inventory accuracy; lead year-end inventory count process
  • Work with plant leadership and customers to address quality and service issues; implement required countermeasures
  • Support the receipt entry of raw material, services, and supplies (backup)
  • Be a critical member of the SPS/(TPM) Supply Chain Pillar which actively seeks to lean out all processes and reduce waste
  • Maintain strict controls for accounting and financial excellence; support month end close and all internal/external audit efforts
  • Perform weekly audits as scheduled
  • Ensure individual and team safety participation, awareness, training, and ergonomic practices

  • 4-year degree preferred; 5+ years of manufacturing experience can substitute
  • ERP experience required; Oracle preferred
  • Participate in and develop skillsets necessary for continuous improvement initiatives
  • Flexibility, positive attitude, self-motivation, and strong attention to detail

Meet Your Recruiter

Roy Evans
VP of Recruiting

Roy Evans is a record setting recruiter noted for consistently excelling and for the innovative systems he has developed. A well know industry trainer has anointed Roy as being in the top 5% of all recruiters worldwide both in terms of production and skill level.

Roy uses “RoyLentless” effort, world-class technology and great process to attract professionals with the drive, discipline and motivation to deliver extraordinary results for his clients.

LinkedIn has crowned Roy as someone who could write a book on using LinkedIn as one of its top 1% in recruiter users. Roy is LinkedIn Certified and a charter member of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals.

In his spare time, Roy is a college football fan who enjoys fishing, fitness and spending time with his wife and two children.

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