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Production Planner

Overview The Materials/Production Planner position will be responsible for analyzing production requirements generated by MRP, determining build quantities and issuing work orders to the production floor. Responsibilities also include but are not limited to: expediting materials in support of production plans, implementing ECO/BOM changes, providing material status for projects, expediting parts with purchasing department, providing recovery dates to customer service on constrained assemblies, and master schedule maintenance.
Responsibilities 40%- PRODUCTION SCHEDULING:
  • Generate product line build plans in support of the Master Production Schedule.
  • Monitor actual production versus plan and resolve scheduling problems through coordination with manufacturing, distribution, quality control, and customer service.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of products and processes to ensure optimum manufacturing scheduling efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Work with purchasing to expedite, reschedule or revise materials shipments to avoid disruptions in production while preserving ideal stock levels.
  • Continuously update product line schedules in support of changes to the master production schedule, Engineering activities and sales order demand.

25%- MRP
  • Maintain and monitor accuracy of the Master Demand Schedule relative to demand.
  • Maintain and validate the planning percentages used to drive features and product options based on unit forecast quantities
  • Incorporate new products into the forecast and master production schedule.

20%-BACKLOG
  • Establish and maintain, as appropriate, a cross-functional communications network across the business with an emphasis on real-time interaction to assure product supply meets current customer demand.
  • Coordinate weekly backlog review meetings with members of Customer Service. Provide material insight and production support as appropriate.
  • Provide scheduling information to customer service in support of backlog management and lead-time communication.

15%-ECO • Assist Manufacturing, Quality and Engineering with evaluation of Engineering Change Orders for effective implementation • Interface with various departments to ensure Engineering Changes are effectively implemented and existing stock is appropriately dispositioned prior to cut in.
Qualifications • 5 to 8 years Materials/Production Planning experience preferred
• Must be mathematically inclined, with an analytical aptitude
• Working knowledge of relevant automated ERP functionality including planning, bills of materials and inventory management.
• Proficient in MS Office. Oracle experience beneficial
• The desire, willingness and ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.
• Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Education:
• BA/BS Preferred
Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.
ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
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