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Production Planner

Naugatuck, CT

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Production Planner/ Expediter needed for a Manufacturing company in Naugatuck, CT!

Pay: $20/hr

Hours: 7AM-3:30PM M-F, with occasional weekends and OT! 

The Production Planner / Expediter will work with the production team to ensure all required material is in stock to meet production demand. They will be responsible to drive communication to the Inventory/Receiving team to prepare for all incoming material. They will work with the Purchasing team to maintain vendor relationships and identify parts that need to be procured.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain a transparent and confirmed schedule of incoming material.
  • Identify and execute inventory optimization initiatives and ensure appropriate levels and accuracy of inventory planning. This includes review and calculation of forecasts, safety stocks, kanban quantities, order quantities, etc.
  • Collaborate between departments to improve communication and coordination of supply chain.
  • Expedite material as required with detail and a high sense of urgency.
  • Identify process gaps that may delay manufacturing or hinder delivery.
  • Act as liaison between suppliers, production, engineering, and purchasing.
  • Responsible for maintaining weekly and monthly shipment release reporting.
  • Responsible for supplier relationship management. Work with suppliers to establish performance goals with respect to continuity of supply, quality, and delivery. Monitor supplier's performance to agreed upon service/contractual obligations.

Required qualifications & education to be considered:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel skills
  • Problem Solving Skills, High Attention to Detail and Highly Organized
  • Previous experience with Kanban is desired but not required.

Experienced Team Leads and Production Planning Assistants, are highly encouraged to APPLY!


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