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Product Planner I in Columbus, OH at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 2/20/2019

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Job Description

Headway Workforce Solutions is currently seeking a Product Planner I for a 6+ month contract opportunity Columbus, OH with our partner, a private nonprofit applied science & technology development company.


Primary Function:
  • Plans, schedules, and monitors the movement of material through the production cycle. Determines material requirements from the BRP (Business Requirements Planning) meeting, MRP, and customer orders to confirm production schedules. Recommends internal make kanban levels and executes them. Researches, evaluates and recommends solutions for increased inventory management. Assists with product quotes to evaluate internal manufacturing costs..

Major Responsibilities:
  • Determines material requirements from the BRP (Business Requirements Planning) meeting, the Material Requirements Plan (MRP), and customer orders to confirm production schedules and maintain inventory at planned levels.
  • Executes the established production schedules for the facility utilizing the Material Requirements Plan (MRP).
  • Coordinates and monitors production activity to ensure a smooth and controlled flow of materials timed to meet production requirements.
  • Measures schedule attainment /root causes and drives corrective actions to improve processes.
  • Coordinates and monitors sub-contract purchase orders (POs).
  • Performs reconciliation of invoices or receipts, as required. Troubleshoots and follows up on potential schedule problems.
  • Maintains records such as reports on production and material deficiencies. Ensures record retention compliance.
  • Identifies opportunities for cost reductions. Manages engineering changes.
  • Participates on product teams as required. Participates with NPI (new product introductions) as requested. Assists with quoting for make parts.
  • Completes all other tasks as assigned by management.

Position Requirements:
  • BS/BA degree (preferably in Operations Management/Supply Chain Management) or equivalent related experience required.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of successful experience within a production planning/materials management position within a manufacturing operation.
  • Must demonstrate a solid grasp of production planning principles, including MRP, Capacity Planning, and ERPII understanding. APICS certification would be considered a plus.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to participate as a key team member are required. Strong computer skills are required in MS Office programs.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required for this position, with the ability to obtain and maintain additional government security clearance.

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to read, write, type, and use a telephone.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

Headway Workforce Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetics, or protected veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Headway Workforce Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, tuition assistance, education, social recreation programs and benefits.

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