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Production Planner III

Company: Westrock Coffee
Location: Conway
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Westrock's Production Planner III is a dynamic, self-motivated and results oriented leader with a proven record of generating and building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion, and demonstrating exceptional communication skills. Primary responsibilities include evaluating demand signals from multiple sources and turning them into a production schedule that meets customers' requirements and maximizes production efficiency. This role maintains close working relationships with Sales, Operations, Finance and Supply Chain in order to support the continuous flow of production in the manufacturing facility. In addition, develop other planners throughout the organization. Adaptable and transformational manager with an ability to develop opportunities that further establish organizational goals.Responsibilities include:Create production schedules with the intent to maintain targeted inventory levels while balancing staffing, machine capacity, and production efficienciesEvaluate SKU demand allocations, analyze and plan site production schedules based on current and evolving business needs, site capacities, and special equipment or timing needsOrganize & run S&OP meetings focused on customer support and plant profitabilityAnalyze, maintain, and modify key item-level system replenishment settings such as minimum ship quantities, shipment increments, minimum production quantities, and maintain inventory levels Work with additional plant leadership to schedule production around the plant's budget structureEngage with the sales team to understand priorities based on demand signals, sales trends, and policyCommunicate with manufacturing leaders and makes adjustments to the production schedule when necessaryInform critical team members of any extenuating circumstances that could cause service failuresDevelop others within the planning organization through the sharing of best demonstrated processes and knowledge transferenceProvide cross functional leadership across departments to solve for demand related issues caused by forecast error, demand constraints, unplanned promotional opportunities, etc.Provide Sales and Operations teams with timely analysis, guidance, and decision-making to ensure that the supply chain is in the best position to execute the demand plan generated from the total operational forecast. Generate and publish to key stakeholders, monthly and weekly demand forecasts, including clear identification of assumptions highlighting significant changes since release of previous reportPerform other duties as assigned
Qualification Qualifications Include:Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or other related field5+ years' experience in production planning, preferably in a food and/or beverage manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experienceExperience managing a diverse set of internal stakeholders, including forecasting, inventory management, maintenance and quality assuranceStrong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, NetSuite, or other similar ERP systems)Ability to work in fast paced high-pressure environment where change is constant and needs to be managed with internal and external customersFinancial understanding of P&L and ability to drive results for bottom line profitDemonstrates superior interpersonal, coaching, and communication skills to multiple levels of the organizationMotivated, self-directed, and detail orientedAptitude in decision-making and working with financial KPI'sAbility to develop and contribute to strategic vision for a Global Procurement organizationEffectively manage multiple projects simultaneously & to develop priorities for self and members of staffCollaborates cross-functionallyProfessional certification is a plus (CPSM/CPIM) preferredKnowledge of a Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process preferredFamiliar with Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) preferredManagement experience is a plusEqual Opportunity Employer / Vets / Disabled

Keywords: Westrock Coffee, Conway , Production Planner III, Professions , Conway, Arkansas

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