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Production Planner

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Hilliard, OH 43026
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We are looking for Production Planner to join our team!

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Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions. Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers. In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE. To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.

The Production Planner is responsible for developing the short term item level production plan to ensure that required inventory levels are optimized for Finished Goods in each plant and are maintained in order to meet or exceed customer order fill rates to expected OTIFNE Service Level.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan and implement the short term production plan within min and max inventory targets
  • Create a Plan For Every Part (PFEP)
  • Monitors inventory levels and identifies configuration opportunities
  • Build relationship with assigned manufacturing plants
  • Conducts weekly plant meetings to align production to support aggregate plan
  • Drive continuous improvement through process adherence
  • Identify scheduling bottlenecks preventing optimal production ticket
  • Ensure that optimum inventory level of Finished Goods in each plant are maintained to meet or exceed customer order fill rates.
  • Identify and resolve short supply exceptions through escalation
  • Execute root cause and identify corrective action
  • Participate in monthly S&OP supply meetings with manufacturing partners
  • Understands, demonstrates, and contributes to developing Standard Work
  • Utilization of a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for inventory strategies.
  • Timely and accurate submission of required reports
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Hands on experience with supply chain management software Oracle and Arkieva is highly preferred. Other ERP software such as SAP, etc., will be considered.
  • Create a Plan For Every Part Strategy (PFEP)
  • Strong bias for action
  • Shares and leverages learning's within working team
  • Sense of ownership and pride in performance and its impact on company's success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Strong data analytic skills preferred.
  • Experienced with other software packages including Windows, and Microsoft Office.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in business, economics, engineering, computer science - preferred in Supply Chain Management. Or relevant work experience with 3 to 5 years experience in operations planning or equivalent experience.

Preferred Experience:

  • 1-3 years Supply Chain experience in Demand and Supply planning
  • Demonstrated ability to create a Plan For Every Part (PFEP)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods preferable
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Physical Requirements:

  • The employee will be typing, answering the phone, and using their hands in other ways throughout the day and must be have full use of their hands.
  • The employee will be sitting at a desk for an extended period of time, so they must be able to sit in a chair for 8 hours at a time



Posted: 2020-09-25 Expires: 2020-10-26

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