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Production Planner

Hanover Park, IL, US

Position Overview

As a Production Planner at Insight, you’ll be responsible for preparing and maintaining the production schedule based on lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders. You’ll be the one to ensure that the production department has all the raw materials they need in order to fulfill the production schedule.

What you’ll do at Insight

  • Analyzes distribution and production capacities and performs mathematical calculations to determine production schedule is attainable.
  • Plan and schedule floor for each operation according to routings sequences and lead times.
  • Update ship schedules based on job status and shortages of manufactured and purchased parts.
  • Release job orders to the shop floor and track inventory usage.
  • Complete production reports on orders, inventory levels and forecast weekly and month levels of shipments.
  • Meet with production supervisors to determine status of schedule / projects.
  • Ensure production plan supports sales plan and inventory targets (lead times, lot sizes, safety stock, etc.); you may need to adjust production schedules as needed to meet customer expectations.
  • Participate in Department/Production specific projects.
  • Communicate concerns regarding manufacturing performance issues as necessary.
  • Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.

What you’ll need to join Insight

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in production planning, production scheduling and inventory  OR 7 years’ experience in production planning, production scheduling and inventory planning
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, peers, and customers
  • Strong analytical skills, process oriented and ability to develop actionable plans
  • Ability to identify issues and take corrective/preventative actions along with the ability to work in fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and email programs.  Prior SAP experience is a big plus!
  • Must demonstrate flexibility to changing priorities, deadlines, demands and assignments as needed
  • An understanding of lean-manufacturing principles

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a teammate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer, telephone and keyboard; reach, stoop and kneel.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required
  • Ability to uphold the stress of traveling.
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required; including quarter-driven hours as business demands dictate.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.

Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: ERP, SAP, Technology

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