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Production Planner II

Production Planner II

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Responsible for planning the production of soft body armor products on a daily basis following the receipt of customer orders.



  • Planning demand using MRP to ensure proper supply is available to fulfill our customer’s demands
  • Update visual management tools daily to show planning progress versus customer demand
  • Communicates information to internal customers
  • Attend daily production, inventory and backlog meetings
  • Manage issues with production material needs through return material authorizations to our offsite facilities and replacement work orders
  • Interfaces with inventory control to create a plan that utilizes our on hand inventory
  • Analyzes and interprets the construction of BOMs and specifications to determine the content and plan manageable work elements
  • Manages work order changes and or cancellations
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned




Required Experience

  • 5 – 7 years of experience in a production environment
  • 3+ years of experience within an MRP environment
  • 5+ years experience as a production planner, preferred

Required Education

  • High School or GED equivalent
  • Associates degree preferred
  • APICS or CPIM Certification preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent Planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong focus on customer satisfaction
  • A high level of attention to detail is a must
  • Knowledge of MRP and an ability to analyze transactions in an MRP system to determine material needs or problems
  • Manages difficult or emotional situations, responds well to change, meets commitments, focuses on solving conflict, maintains confidentiality, listens to others, and controls emotions
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, responds well to questions, participates in meetings, writes clearly and informatively, reads and comprehends written information
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, approaches others in a tactful manner, adapts to change in the work environment
  • Is consistently at work and on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent, follows instruction, responds to management direction and completes tasks on time
  • Volunteer readily, seek increased responsibilities, asks for help when needed, displays original thinking and creativity and meets challenges with resourcefulness