Production Planner

General Purpose of Job:

  • Planning Finished Goods to meet EDI/Sales Orders for MT, Service and Aftermarket Customers
  • Planning quantities and deliveries of inbound component shipments for direct material to support production and inventory targets
  • Maintaining Customer websites as required

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive incoming EDI and manual customer sales orders for service and aftermarket customers
  • Translating data into master build and procurement schedule
  • Review daily and decide impact to EAC and make recommendations for changes to production schedules when needed
  • Maintain files that meet company record retention requirements
  • Customer liaison for scheduling and delivery
  • Communicate delivery schedules and issues to customer, negotiate delivery dates regularly
  • Monitor and maintain Explanner information as it relates to inventory and customer shipping requirements
  • Generate build requirements for production and make recommendations so inventory levels are optimized
  • Work with department personnel to make sure system is understood and functioning correctly
  • Maintain production components inventory so production schedules are not interrupted
  • Inventory to be maintained within pre-set space and storage requirements
  • Monitor Customer websites and maintain all required information
  • Make adjustments to production schedules when warranted
  • Communicate to all related departments
  • Review Kanban levels for production to ensure the correct finished inventories are maintained to support shipping requirements
  • Determined running order and make recommendations regularly
  • Inventories to be maintained between specific pre-determined parameters
  • Work with Department personnel to make sure system is understood and functioning correctly
  • Assist Accounting personnel to resolve any issues involving supplier receipts/billing transactions
  • Manage/create daily MT ship schedule and provide to Shipping department daily
  • Manage large volumes of part numbers/product for order/ship control of EGP aftermarket business
  • Compile component inventory for production
  • Complete cycle counts and investigate any discrepancies as needed
  • Generate component releases to Japan and Domestic Suppliers deciding on quantity and due date when orders are placed
  • Communicate with suppliers to make sure deliveries are made as required
  • Evaluate inventory levels of expendable packaging and order on a regular basis
  • Maintain consignment inventories to support production needs
  • Determine shipping and receiving schedule to minimize freight costs while maintaining pre-set storage requirements
  • Distribute weekly status report on production shipping and back-order condition
  • Assist with physical Inventory when scheduled by managing ticket control
  • Work with multiple departments to achieve the most accurate information while completing as efficiently as possible
  • Warehouse layout (ongoing) and visual identification
  • Writing work instructions and procedures to insure customer expectations are met
  • Propose and participate in cost saving initiatives
  • Work on cross functional teams as requested
  • Support of team members to achieve team goals (Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, and Morale)
  • Full support of 5S5T program

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree, with a major related to business, supply chain management or mathematics, or 1-4 years planning experience in the automotive industry and knowledge of EDI
  • Must have knowledge of MT, Service and aftermarket automotive standards as well as inventory control systems utilizing an integrated computer system (Explanner experience)
  • Must be familiar with PC including data base software, MS Word, MS Excel, and have data entry experience (including creating charting and spreadsheets in detail to capture specific data)
  • Must have excellent organization and time management skills, and strong interpersonal skills

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email accommodation@aerotek .com for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

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