Production Planner

Company: Multivac ( Learn More )

General Information
US-MO-Kansas City
$20.50 - $26.00 /Hour
2 Year Degree
At least 1 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description

MULTIVAC Inc. is looking for talented, customer focused individuals to join our team.  Our associates are the heart of our business and their dedication to giving our customers first class service is the reason why we are a global industry leader in packaging solutions.  We are passionate about employing passionate people who are motivated to take MULTIVAC to the next level and in return be rewarded with competitive pay, market leading benefits, visionary leadership, and endless professional growth opportunities.

 Does our organization sound like a match for your core values?  Are you driven by providing outstanding service to your customers?  If you answered yes to both of these questions, check out the following career opportunity and let’s see if you and MULTIVAC are a great package.

Production Planner: To maintain a formalized production planning program to maximize efficiency, balance inventory investment and meet customer delivery dates of manufactured products from the Manufacturing Groups. Creates routings and process planned production orders to satisfy demand for the New Machine, Remanufacturing, Chamber production, CNC Machine, Manual Machining and Gasket centers. Advise management of the status of WIP (work in progress), material availability potential scheduling conflicts to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed. Coordinates with Machine Shop programmers, purchasing, engineering, sales, service, parts and shipping departments in order to communicate any issues, concerns, or problems that could potentially compromise scheduled due dates or commitments. 


  • Review orders passed from engineering to assign routings to all in house produced components and assemblies.
  • Create and manage SAP production floor work orders on a day to day basis to ensure work center schedule accuracy (making the actual schedule match the planned schedule), expediting rush orders w/ follow-up, creating and maintaining a rush order report.
  • Convert all project related production orders from the planned status to created based on available capacity in the respective work centers.
  • Analyze new orders with respect to capacity planning and material availability based upon the Production Managers Master Schedule and present conflict resolution when necessary.
  • Cost quoting within SAP for Manufacturing, engineering, and parts sales; using a created BOM and routing.
  • Determine cost effectiveness of production vs purchasing on all sourcing changes to in house production.
  • Ensure all work orders for shop floor activities are in the proper statuses and creating standard reports on production order processing accuracy per department.
  • Examine BOM’s of new orders to determine if material sourcing needs to be changed or updated to follow the Manufacturing Strategic Plan.
  • Maintain a visual board system for forecasted, planned, firm and released orders, identifying trends, common constraints, and capacity shortages, etc.
  • Provide interdepartmental feedback involving MRP, material availability, bills of materials, item master data, lead times, costing, units of measure, routings, etc. 
  • Provide input into the item master, routing and work center files.  Create BOM and labor standards to provide COGs.  Gather information to formulate standard pricing of shop activities.  Provide automated reporting methods validating BOM and labor standards. 
  • Plan for the highest sustainable rate of output within each product group, provide available capacity and “Open slot" reporting for customer sales. 

  • Job Requirements

    Education/Experience: Associate’s degree in business, supply chain management, or related discipline and one year related experience in a manufacturing or logistics environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

    Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

    Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.  Working knowledge of ERP systems and inventory, project management, contact management, and manufacturing software required.  Knowledge of SAP and Qlikview preferred.

    Certificates and Licenses: Current valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a passport for travel as required by position.  APICS certification or equivalent body of knowledge associated with manufacturing and production activities preferred.