CES is seeking an experienced Production Planner for an Indianapolis client

Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain a rolling 6-month master production plan, including rolling 4-week plan, and a firm two-week production schedule at the right time and in the right quantity to meet customer orders, inventory targets, plant level loading, and on-time delivery goals.
  • Manage all finished goods inventory levels. Maintenance and setup of safety stocking policy for finished goods based on 100% service level requirement.
  • Perform demand/supply analysis to highlight areas of concern for the next 6 months.
  • Work directly with production and sales teams to ensure MPS is being met, and to evaluate feasibility of the future plan.
  • Collaboration with sales, Customer Service and Demand Planning  on a weekly basis to ensure customer ship dates and expectations are in line with current and future MP.
  • Determine the effect that material availability will have on the plan and recommend actions for improving.
  • Perform ad hoc root cause analysis for any order fill rate below 100%, define countermeasures for each and suggest shift structure changes as needed.
  • Review BOM’s and ensure rates/ run times / scrap and quantity to use are set properly
  • Support the SIOP process and report on future production, capacity/labor constraints, and schedule adherence KPI’s
  • Monitor production output vs. the MPS. Identify gaps and drive solutions on how to improve.
  • Work directly with operations to ensure the tactical schedule is being met, and to evaluate feasibility of the future plan.
  • Responsible to participate in finished good and material shortage review process to mitigate possible impacts and convey sense of urgency to maximize complete and on-time order fulfillment.
  • Manage material transfer requests from Distribution Center to Production Plant to support schedule requirements.
  • Coordinates new item launches, finished good transitions, and end of life process to minimize E&O risk while supporting commercialization initiatives.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or related discipline preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of master planning, primarily in the CPG industry
  • Experience in managing manufacturing processes, productivity and efficiency metrics
  • Understanding of ERP/MRP software and processes. (i.e. SYSPRO, SAP, JDE, Oracle)
  • APICS Certification preferred
  • Must work well in a team environment and have strong communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and advanced MS Excel
  • Able to work with minimal oversight
  • Deadline focused

Please send your resumes to [email protected] to apply today


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