Production Planning Coordinator 8/18/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Production Planning Coordinator is responsible for leading, coordinating, and providing coaching with managing the schedule and expediting required materials through production departments to satisfy customer delivery while optimizing production efficiencies and inventory investment. Responsibilities also include establishing effective systems and operating procedures to provide materials at the lowest ultimate cost and with the highest quality. Individual must be able to optimize inventory investments in raw material and finished goods, while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction levels. Individual will work with suppliers in ordering and releasing raw materials and establishing kanbans and supplier managed inventory (smi) procedures. This position will also work with the Master Scheduler and plant personnel on continuous improvement methods in scheduling and inventory control.
Drives Safety as a Core Value to the plant.
Arrange availability of raw materials or in-process materials/components, which are required to start, support and complete the manufacturing process in accordance with current manufacturing specifications.
Analyze, investigate, evaluate and implement intermediate and long-range purchase requirements, specifications, pricing and sources, as well as study and develop advanced procurement plans, methods and techniques to meet these requirements.
Investigate and appraise the expertise, facilities and competence of suppliers to service the facility.
Work with plant personnel on continuous improvement programs and projects to advance manufacturing further to world class status.
Obtain optimum price and purchase specifications through negotiation, other pricing techniques and recognition of the functional needs of the product.
Choose the supplier whose proposal, including the results of negotiation; provide the Company with the best evaluated purchase.
Lead person/champion to drive material productivity throughout the plant, efficiently optimizing usage.
Develop and implement materials management systems and programs to eliminate supplier (internal and external) non-conformances and improve delivery, packaging and material presentation method.
Interpret, implement and hold suppliers accountable to common material specifications and standards.
Participate in design review and drawing sign off.
Flow down new manufacturing methodologies to the supply base (SPC, JIT, EDI, SMI, Kanban, etc.)
Proven experience in establishing an effective material planning and resource system.
Experience in MRP and pull flow systems.
3 - 5 years experience in production planning in the manufacturing arena
Experienced negotiator in managing vendors and suppliers assuring best price, quality to specification and on-time delivery.
Materials background; able to understand and develop appropriate product specifications.
Lean / Six Sigma Education
Minimum of a BS/BA degree in related field preferred.