Production Planner - Military veterans preferred

Liquibox (

$60-70K /yr

  full-time   employee

United States

Position Summary: The Purchasing and Inventory Control Planner assures proper inventory levels are maintained to meet customer demands on time and in full, while achieving monthly inventory budget.

Key Responsibilities:


Monitor production load capacities and inventory levels (raw materials, components, WIP, sub-assemblies, and finished goods) to ensure material availability and timely release to production in order to achieve OTIF objectives.
Plan and schedule raw materials for 18 production lines, which include 200 different fitments, films, laminates, packaging, and other production consumables, while establishing reorder points based on standard deviation, safety stock levels, ABC analysis, economic order quantity, and sales forecast
Communicate and collaborate with cross functional teams to confirm item specification and delivery requirements across 200 different product SKU's to ensure there is a timely release from production
Effectively communicate to Supply Chain Manager and Production Manager on any raw material issues that will impair their ability to produce an order
Conferring daily with operation leadership and production supervisors to determine WIP completion dates
Resolve WMS issues by analyzing data, investigating, identifying, and recommending solutions
Manage, review, and launch weekly cycle counts with assistant plant controller
Monitor blow molding and bag production schedules to look for anomalies
Resolve any WIP issues, inventory levels, and production problems with major emphasis on planning and inventory control
Responsible for ensuring all monthly inventory targets are being attained
Track production reports and address delays pertaining to inventory issues during daily SQDCIL meeting (Safety, Quality, Deliver, Cost, Inventory, and Leadership)
Provide budget forecast under each calendar year for bag assembly and blow molding consumables
Create, update, and monitor consumption spreadsheet for all raw materials, which analysis production data from Oracle and OBI to help eliminate stock outs and improve excess and obsolete inventory
Coordinate directly with logistics manager, customer service, and operation management in order to evaluate and process expedite requests
Utilizing the sales tool to assist shipping department in all internal requisitions orders to help improve overall production efficiencies
Participate in daily supply chain and manufacturing planning meetings to provide clear direction to customer service team, and to ensure that customer satisfaction and optimal service is achieved
Address all internal requisitions outstanding, or days on hand concerns with Upper Sandusky Plant
Provide Plant Manager with fitment count on a weekly basis to ensure the proper levels of inventory are being obtained
Communicate daily with production Scheduler to share any concerns with on hand availability of raw materials
Analysis Oracle, WMS, and OBI data to provide the Supply Chain Manager and Production Manager any daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonal concerns
Train production supervisors and plant receiver on WMS software to improve warehouse efficiency and inventory accuracy

Analyze and calculate cost of procurement, and suggest methods or vendors to help decrease cost
Discover and present trustworthy vendors and suppliers
Negotiate and sustain network relationships
Provide the Reginal Sourcing Manager with new vendor form, W-9 taxpayer identification for certification, and sales tax exemption certification
Process returns through plant receiver
Responsible for generating all plant purchase orders
Order materials for internal requisitions for the United States and globally, which include United Kingdom, China, and Latin America
Collaborate daily with receiving department and accounts payable to insure all purchase orders and internal requisitions are processed and received in a timely manner
Provide assistance with discrepancies to help improve the movement throughout accounts payable
Submit purchase order invoices to Accounts Payable Specialist once approved by Plant Controller and Plant Manager
Capture all BOL's in shared database

Self-motivation and effective leadership qualities necessary to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment
Ability to develop credible working relationships with internal and external parties (customers, suppliers, consultants, colleagues, etc.)
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word
Preferred: Purchasing and Inventory Control Planner experience
Distribution and logistics management experience
Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff
Proficient in standard supply chain software
Excellent analytical problem solving and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
BS in Business Administration, Logistics or Supply Chain