Production Planner-458185

Website Little Rapids Corporation

Basic Position Objective Statement:

Responsible for planning and scheduling manufacturing activities, optimizing material and labor utilization within established guidelines of inventory and customer service levels.


Safety Philosophy:

Little Rapids Corporation will manufacture products in a manner that respects the safety and health of our associates, the environment, and the communities in which we operate.  We believe that each Associate plays critical role in creating a safe work environment by exhibiting personal safe behaviors.  To be successful as a company, we will have exemplary safety performance.


Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

·         Develop, implement, and support optimum capacity planning and production scheduling

·         Collaborate with customer service and operations teams to ensure production plans are aligned with customer needs and operational capabilities

·         Support proactive systems and processes that will improve forecasting and production flow

·         Maintain production planning reports on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis

·         Purchase and validate inventory of specialized raw materials required for operations

·         Attend and participate in daily manufacturing meetings

·         Other assignments as made by management


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all the “essential functions” for purposes of the ADA.


Knowledge, Education and Training Qualifications and Certifications:

·         BA or BS Degree in business with operations management focus required

Knowledge of printing, converting and paper industry preferred
·         APICS certified or progress towards certification program a plus


Key Functional Competencies:

·         Demonstrated ability to effectively schedule production using MRP techniques

·         Demonstrated ability to organize and analyze relevant data and use to make sound decisions

·         Proficient computer skills and knowledge (Windows, Excel, Word, Power Point, e-mail, etc.)

·         Experienced user of JD Edwards or comparable ERP systems

·         Ability to triage customer requirements, sales managers, and production requirements

·         Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision


Key Performance Competencies:

·         Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a culture defined by LRC’s core values

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required

·         Regular attendance at work is required

·         Ability to work additional hours during the week or on weekends may be required

·         Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple priorities

·         Detail oriented, accurate, and able to work in a fast-paced environment


Physical Requirements:

The ability to work in a normal manufacturing environment to include: sitting, standing, or walking for long periods of time; climbing stairs; operating various standard office equipment; carrying paper documents/files; reaching; bending; crawling; speaking on the telephone; wearing required personal protection gear (i.e. hearing, eye and foot protection); tolerating loud noise (maximum of 95 dB); tolerating extreme heat, cold and dusty environment.


EOE including disability/veteran

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