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Production Planning Manager

Denver, Colorado
Job Type
3 Sep 2022

Production Planning Manager

Position Summary

The primary responsibility of this position is to develop and execute production planning strategies to meet customer demand. Successful execution requires seamless coordination of efforts throughout the planning team and leadership of planning personnel to drive change and improvement in customer experience and metrics. This position is responsible for prompt communication of changes in delivery schedule to the Executive Leadership Team, Product Development Team, and Customer Service team and advocating customer needs within the organization.

Your Tasks

  • Lead weekly BCM meetings with internal stakeholders to ensure requirements to Cash Call commitments are met.
  • Collaborate with Product Management, internal business units, and assigned planning personnel to develop and implement strategies that align with customer requirements through SIOP
  • Manage production readiness and assurance of supply in support of Prototype/NPI schedule.
  • Provide leadership to the planning team by creating a succession and retention plan that includes mentoring and training through development plans and performance reviews.
  • Participate in monthly cadence initiatives that include: WIP and Scrap Reduction, Meeting Inventory AOP targets, and improving clocking performance.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPI) in support of continual improvement in the performance of customer on-time delivery (OTD), capacity utilization, throughput time, and finished goods inventory objectives.
  • Work closely with Product Line and Production Managers and planning personnel to establish production schedules based on capacity availability (G2/MRP meetings).
  • Support cost reduction initiatives through effective and efficient capacity utilization.
  • Proactively identify constraints or potential issues by developing tactical and strategic solutions and identifying risk mitigation strategies.
  • Establish & communicate sales order delivery schedules based on the manufacturing production schedule.
  • Communicate productivity and velocity performance against planning goals in daily Tier 1, 2, and 3 production meetings
  • Lead through others to ensure data integrity for planning attributes/parameters, routings, yields, excess and obsolete inventory is minimized, change order process is quick, accurate and efficient, etc.
  • Plot, trend and analyze data to ensure actions/strategies meet objectives and improve organizational performance and customer experience. 
  • Follow and support the company's Environment, Health, and Safety culture by being aware of and reporting any concerns as well as carrying out work in a safe manner.

Your Profile

  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent. Supply Chain, Operations, or Materials emphasis preferred.
  • 7 + years of related experience in production/capacity planning in a high-mix, low volume environment
  • 5 + years in a leadership role within a manufacturing environment
  • 7+ years of people management experience
  • APICS certification required
  • Experience with M2M / SAP ERP software a plus
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office and Power BI applications required
  • Detail-oriented, action-focused, and demonstrated ability to lead through others
  • Expertise in implementing Lean manufacturing practices desired
  • Experience in capacity planning and constraint-based planning
  • Experience with Demand Flow planning desired
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  • Job Reference: 703603732-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: StarrTrax
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent