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Production Planner

Company: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
Location: Bell Gardens
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Production PlannerBell, CA

Location: Open to Bell, CA and Lake Success, NY

Overview/Purpose:

The Production Planner ensures that all assigned manufacturing plants adhere to corporate objectives to maintain appropriate target inventory levels for all SKUs/UPC codes. The incumbent will interact with various Operations teams to coordinate manufacturing production schedules and communicate adjustments based on various business and environmental inputs/constraints. The purpose of this role is to deliver fill rate goals, while minimizing obsolete and excess inventory.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Maintains a service level rate of 98% or higher for assigned SKUs to ensure the proper amount of inventory is on hand at all times.
* If needed, purchases required packaging components to support manufacturing at contract manufacturers that are not turnkey.
* Creates Purchase Orders in Prism for finished goods production and associated production schedules for contract manufacturers.
* Ensures accurate deployment of finished goods to meet customer demands across the distribution network.
* Utilizes KPIs and attainment tracking to monitor plant efficiency and to ensure compliance with co-packer contractual obligations.
* Coordinates and tracks all aspects of new product introduction with R&D, marketing, procurements, plants / co-packers as well as sku rationalization to ensure on time production and shipment of new item launches.
* Implements alternative solution to resolve excess or out-of-code inventory issues
* Coordinates with accounting to resolve any Accounts Payable invoicing problems
* Assists with other projects, as needed

Requirements:

* Minimum of two years' experience in master scheduling or production planning capacity.
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent
* Previous experience in a purchasing or scheduling role in a manufacturing environment
* Understanding of manufacturing and production processes
* Knowledge of inventory planning and risk
* Minimum 10% offsite travel, as needed.
* Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize multiple priorities and strong attention to detail.
* Computer skills including MS Office programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel PowerPoint.
* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate (verbal/writing) effectively.
* Self-motivated and strong analytical / problem solving skills.
* Ability to collaborate at all levels of the organization and across other functional areas.
* Preferred knowledge of the Consumer Product Goods Industry

Supervisory Responsibilities:

* None

Hours and Travel:

* 8am to 5pm, flexible with hours if requested
* Travel, not applicable

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

* The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
* Regularly required to work around operating equipment, stand, reach, pull, stoop and bend
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand. The employee is frequently required to use their hands and fingers to handle, feel objects, use tools or controls, and climb or balance.
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, low levels of toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electric shock and explosives.
* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. However, some instances of this job may require work in areas where ear protection if necessary.

Keywords: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Bell Gardens , Production Planner, Professions , Bell Gardens, California

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