Production Planner

Ridgeway, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
US$ 60,000 per year
Ref. Number
Hamilton Brown, Spherion
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Job Description

Our client, a tier-1 automotive manufacturer in the Columbia area, is seeking a Production Planner for a DIRECT HIRE opportunity. In addition to production planning, this position also plays a key part in ensuring continuous customer satisfaction.

- Assist Customer service/Planning manager by adhering to, and enforcing work processes and procedures.
- Ensure Customer orders are entered accurately and timely in conformance to contractual due dates daily while reviewing planning of current customer demand versus current production schedule and make updates and corrections as required in cooperation with manufacturing leaders.
- Manage customer relationships with a positive and friendly attitude along with fully supporting and communicating with the manufacturing team to achieve production schedules
- Maintain system accuracy for shipments and inventory
- Monitor any past due orders, or potential shipment disruptions for communication with customers as well as forecast of future production capacity required to meet customer demand 3 months in the future
- Identify potential raw material shortages and escalate to responsible personnel for resolution to make appropriate changes to production schedule and communicate with customers regularly, making sure to notify customers when there may be any type of delay or delivery issue with their orders.
- Respond promptly to customer inquiries and provide production/shipping dates when requested.
- Handle and resolve customer complaints.
- Assist Accounting with reconciliation of debits by Customers by researching issues to determine reasons for debit, issuing credit and debit memos as required to balance customer accounts after research.
- Schedule outbound shipments within Customer portals or expedited shipments
- Process and schedule work into production, schedule any dealer orders/sample orders (Engineering, Quality, Replacement Part orders) and provide ETA of completion to requestor
- Maintain planning parameters in ERP system.
- Analyzes and manages inventory levels in relation to customer requirements, maintaining the company?s turn rate targets, assists in locating inventory as needed to keep production running as schedules and to assist in getting product shipped.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and work well under pressure
- Excellent computer skills
- Ability to work as part of a team


1-4 years

- Bachelor's degree in Business or Supply Chain Management, and/or a combination of education and a minimum 4 years of experience in manufacturing/industrial environment with a good understanding of Supply Chain Management.
- Strong computer skills are necessary and experience working in an ERP/MRP systems (SAP preferred) along with intermediate skills using Microsoft Office products.
- APICS certification preferred

Strong sense of urgency to get the right person on board as soon as possible. Apply today for immediate consideration!

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