Production Planner

Little Rock, Arkansas
Manufacturing & Production
Job Type
Temp to Perm
US$ 15.00 - US$ 18.00 per hour, $15 - 18 per hour + none
Ref. Number
Anastasia, Spherion
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Job Description

Manage jobs from planning to delivery, serving as main point of contact between the customer and the factory providing excellence in customer service.

Essential Functions:
> Oversee projects from placement of orders to delivery of products.
> Perform overall project planning and scheduling to meet customer's requested delivery dates.
> Span a broad spectrum, covering all areas of project management like - Project Planning, Cost Management (ensure what we quoted is what we are providing), Time Management, Contract Administration, and overall coordination with all departments.
> Update the schedule regularly and communicate project changes to all departments.
> Communicate with customers on a regular basis so projects flow through the system and into production.
> Keep project file updated.
> Process submitted/bid packages, as required.
> Obtain color selection and drawings (or cut-list) from customer in time to meet the production schedule.
> Submit materials order requests to Purchasing Department.
> Coordinate special buyout items with Purchasing Department.
> Review details with customers.
> Review the Bill of Material, revise as needed, and release for production.
> Provide customer support on job site issues and shortage claims.
> Process warranties, as requested, once project is paid in full.
> Coordinate Warranties with Field Service Rep. and Sales Manager.
> Perform other related duties as assigned.

Working hours: Mon- Fri 8am to 5pm with some over time possible.

Basic Requirements:
>-MS Word and Excel proficient.
>-Professional phone etiquette.
>-Business writing skills including letters, emails, etc.
>-Acute attention to detail and accuracy.
>-Sense of urgency and ownership of work product.
>-Must have strong mathematics skills, the ability to accurately convert and manipulate measurements, and read/interpret scaled materials.

Physical Requirements:
>-Able to sit for extended periods of time, walk, stand, climb, twist.
>-Must be able to lift at least 25Ibs.
>-Visual acuity, finger dexterity, color discernment.
>-Must possess professional phone etiquette and the ability to communicate over the phone.
>-Must possess business writing skills including letters, emails, etc.
>-Ability to wear prescribed personal protective equipment and appropriate clothing for plant access.
>-Occasionally work in conditions typical of a manufacturing environment, including noise, extreme temperatures, humidity, odors, dust, etc.
>-Effectively use a computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and commonly used office software to complete necessary functions assigned.

Required education:
>-High school or equivalent

Required experience:
>-Product/project planning and order management & coordination in a manufacturing environment preferred: 1 year

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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