Production Planner

Georgetown, KY

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Production Planner in Georgetown KY
Salary DOE, Up to $60K
Direct Hire


  • Manage procurement of raw materials, material planning and inventory control.
  • Flow of inventory - making sure products are properly shipped to customers and on time.
  • Update Master Production Plan, monitor ongoing plan vs. actual. Identify gaps and drive solutions, communicate and report key metrics in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a rolling 4-month production plan for designated products, utilizing the production capacity and taking into consideration the sales forecast.         
  • Analyze, identify risks associated with the options built into the Production Plan, including manufacturing lead times.                                                     
  • Coordinate outbound and inbound transportation, using optimization to include consolidation, aggregation, best carrier and mode in a proprietary Transportation Management System to ensure manufacturing and customer satisfaction.
  • Provide timely communications and customer service functions in a multi-client environment.
  • Plan raw materials inventory levels and guarantee forecast accuracy to supplier to meet profit, inventory targets and goals.
  • Manage schedules and PO releases for direct suppliers of raw material.
  • Expedite material, negotiate with supplier where needed, to improve shortfall between current plan and new requirements to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Expedites emergency orders critical material from shop, vendors and suppliers to meet customer first confirmed dates.
  • Ensure customer requirements are received, analyzed and processed as expected from all sources customer systems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Strong knowledge and practical experience of production, inventory and planning systems and in utilizing analytical tools, spreadsheets, excel and databases to develop metrics, reports for strategic and daily planning and communication.
3 + years in Supply Chain Management 

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