ITL Planner

IT, Foggia (FG), Foggia (FG)

Position Summary:  Reporting to the Regional Purchasing Manager, the Production Planner is responsible for determining production priorities and setting the production schedule to support customer requirements, monitoring kanbans/blanket orders, and purchasing related materials.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 


  • Develop production plans and set production schedules in support of customer delivery requirements and manufacturing capacity
  • Collaborate with manufacturing to manage capacity constraints, with engineering on new item introduction processes and with buyers for the correct supply demand planning
  • Generate and release accurate production orders in ERP system based on customer required date
  • Propose and ensure the use of available materials to reduce the inventory and the obsolescence
  • Communicate to engineering any improvement to the BOM through an Engineering Change Request and assure to close the loop
  • Monitor the WIP and ensure timely completion of production work orders and correct fulfilment in ERP system
  • Release and expedite purchase order against established “blanket” or “kanban” orders in the ERP system; collaborate with the buyer/senior buyer on the transition of expiring blankets and agreements.
  • Propose improvement ideas on the number and management of the Kanban materials  
  • In agreement with the Purchasing Manager, develop and execute improvements to focus on inventory reduction and elimination of material shortages
  • Gather and report established metrics related to own activities/responsibilities to guarantee the monitoring and improvement of related KPI
  • Exercises initiative and independent judgment in continuous improvement activities adapting and applying procedures both on ERP system and in the day-to-day activities
  • Regular interactions with functional department staff heads and other internal stakeholders, as well as external relationships with suppliers, customers and other G&W employees as required
  • Consults with manager when making decisions regarding complex or unusual circumstances
  • All other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain or related field
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems required, X3, JDE Oracle preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a production planning role within a make to order/engineered to order manufacturing environment
  • Excellent computer skills, including advanced skills in MS Excel, Word, Access, Project, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure in a high-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written English
  • Results-oriented, self-motivated individual with a sense of initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player while solving problems and multitasking in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to independently identify and develop solutions to problems that may arise in the course of work
  • Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or comments from internal clients


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Capable of working on concurrent projects or supporting portions of larger, more complex projects following established guidelines
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools and principles
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing systems
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