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  • Production Planner

    Posted: 08/14/2019


    Reporting to the S&OP/ Supply Chain Planning Manager, the Production Planner will work with the corporate Master Scheduler to develop an aggregate production plan.  This person will disaggregate the production plan into a detailed schedule by date and model utilizing the IFS/ERP system. This will include all activities pertaining to production planning, material planning, inventory planning and scheduling. This position will execute MRP and create and release shop/assembly orders to the plant, follow and take action to resolve any discrepancy for shop/assembly order and work closely with master scheduling to provide available-to-promise dates with the shortest possible lead time.


    • Performs all production scheduling functions in close coordination with floor supervisors and the corporate master scheduler. 

    • Facilitate customer order promising using available to promise logic and schedule customer orders based on next available production or lead-time of components.

    • Proactively communicate across the organization scheduling issues and opportunities to ensure deliveries are met and objectives are achieved.

    • Act as the information hub for all issues concerning/impacting delivery schedules.

    • Maintain usage percentage on planning bills/ configured BOM structures.

    • Interface with purchasing to expedite problem parts and to reschedule material deliveries that will result in excess inventory.

    • Identify capacity and supply constraints, set and maintain planning horizon.

    • Manage engineering change orders for production planning, including phase-in/phase-out dates and serial number tracking.

    • Drive production planning continuous improvement activities.

    • Perform other related duties and projects as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Business, Economics, or related field.


    • Minimum of 2/3+ years’ production planning/master scheduling experience preferably in heavy-industrial manufacturing environment.

    • Strong background in ERP (IFS preferred).

    • Advanced MS Excel skills required.

    • APICS certification a plus.


    • Strong data access/retrieval skills with extensive experience in data analysis and data manipulation using MS Excel/ERP system.

    • Effectively prioritize multiple tasks to maximize efficiency and productivity.

    • Process and continuous improvement orientation (Kaizen mindset).

    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.

    • Ability to work in a complex network in a matrix organization.

    • Strong attention to detail.


    • This position is located in Yankton, SD

      If interested apply with Cover Letter and Resume via email or mail to Linda Anderson, HR Manager, at:
      Manitou Group ATTN: Linda Anderson
      900 Ferdig Street
      Yankton, SD 57078


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