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Specialist, Production Planning


This is a Contract position in Torrance, CA posted September 23, 2020.

Description:Job Title: Specialist, Production PlannerJob Code: AS20203108-50104Job Location: Torrance, CAJob Description:The Production Planner is responsible for all strategic and tactical activities required to ensure on time delivery to customer commitments, operations & inventory optimization. They will monitor and maintain flow, and control of materials for all production programs in their area(s).* Work directly with Program Managers, Operations Managers, and attend program meetings to monitor schedule and part changes.* Work directly with Operations, Purchasing, Accounting, Receiving, Quality, and Stockroom to maintain flow of material.* Conduct finite capacity scheduling in support of the master production schedule, plan and manage all production scheduling and material related activities for new product introductions* Define finite production schedule, and partner with Operations to ensure on time delivery to plan.* Launches all production orders, monitors the flow of material through the production line and partners with Operations to mitigate any schedule attainment issues* Monitor delivery dates and expedite material with Purchasing to maintain material requirements to MRP.* Review bill of material for structure, accuracy, and planning parameters to ensure they are set up appropriately.* Review and action excess and shortage reports with Purchasing.* Monitor weekly shipments, assuring that production lines are achieving 100% on time delivery.* Identify critical material deliveries and ensure program requirements are prioritized though the supply chain as well as internal efforts (i.e.: Receiving, Inspection and Stockroom, internal processing).* Manage the cycle count process on programs, including creating cycle count sheets, entering data, and reconciling variances.* Manage/monitor backflush process.Qualifications:* Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or a Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.* Experience in a supply-chain or material-related position, preferably supporting a manufacturing operation is required.* Computer proficiency is required, with advanced knowledge of ERP systems (preferably InforLN or Oracle,) Oracle MRP Planning Environment and Microsoft Excel needed* Must be able to develop and execute an MRP plan using business system and desktop applications* Knowledge of electronic (hi-rel) parts requirements and associated processes is needed* Must be organized, detail-oriented, proactive, and able to develop creative solutions to problems in a fast-paced environment* Well-developed verbal and written communication skills are needed in order to effectively deal with internal and external customers and suppliers* APICS CPIM certification or other education relevant to this field is desirable* Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing initiatives, including two bin systems, 5S, and other problem-solving techniques.

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