Production Planner

Fender Musical Instruments Corona, CA
Within Fender Musical Instrument Corporation's ("FMIC") global Manufacturing team, we are focused on delivering operational excellence to the business and our customers by promoting collaboration, building trust, and setting high standards. Our mission is to support and enable the makers who fuel the pursuit of musical expression. We are currently searching for an exceptional Production Planner to join our team in Corona, CA.

An American icon, Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence extending beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument, it's a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

In the role of Production Planner you will be responsible for managing orders including assemble-to-order, make-to-stock and make-to-order. The position will require you to develop and maintain inventory replenishment strategies utilizing material-requirements-planning, return-oriented programming and Kanban pull systems as well as the stocking programs for long lead-time items. It is essential to the role for you to revise production schedules when required due to Engineering Change (EC) notices and labor or material fluctuations, while collaborating with Engineering, Production, and Supply Chain Planning. Some additional day-to-day items will include releasing work orders to departments, working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure on-time delivery of goods, participating in daily Gemba walks and hosting and participating in regular kaizen events.

If this sounds like the gig for you, review the additional responsibilities for the role below!

About the Job:

* Create and manage leveled production schedule for assigned Value Stream(s).

* Conduct capacity planning for material-supply and production work centers.

* Prepare and release production schedules and monitor daily / weekly schedule adherence.

* Ensure replenishment strategies support operational excellence objectives (Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.)

* Maintain Supermarket and Point-of-Use inventory levels to meet business objectives.

* Manage Value Stream inventories. Create, monitor, and distribute inventory reports.

* Create, monitor, and distribute material availability reports for assigned Value Stream(s).

* Work with Sourcing to ensure all supplier sourcing decisions net the lowest total cost to our business while upholding supply and quality requirements, and design specifications.

* Coordinate daily with all levels of the supply chain including Suppliers, Purchasing, Traffic, and the Warehouse.

* Create, analyze, monitor, and distribute Value Stream metrics and key performance indicators.

* Maintain compliance, enterprise resource planning master data, and transactional data as required.

* Plan inter-plant supply requirements and delivery schedules.

* Respond to change productively, creatively and proactively.

* Some domestic and international travel may be required.

What You Need:

* Required: APICS certification or 2-3 years of equivalent work experience

* Working knowledge of TPS and Lean Manufacturing best practices. (A3, VSM, Pull Systems, Standard Work, 5S)

* Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)

* ERP experience in a vertically integrated, multi-plant environment. SAP a plus

* Ability to make decisions and work with minimal supervision

* Excellent communication and analytical skills

* Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

About Fender Musical Instruments:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world's leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com. FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

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