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Production Planner

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Position Overview

Responsible for scheduling production lines against corporate demands for finished goods.   Leads the raw material/packaging material inventory process through to the finished goods.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Schedules production lines to meet customer delivery requirements and to best utilize the unit’s production capacity
  • Prepares a master schedule to establish production sequence and lead times of each packaging operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders
  • Expedites operations that delays schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen circumstances.
  • Reviews the master production schedule, establishes priorities to meet customer demand, revises schedule as necessary, and minimize duplicate packaging machinery set-ups
  • Converts requisitions in the SAP MRP system to purchase orders for all raw and packaging materials needed to meet production requirements, addresses all SAP MRP exceptions
  • Issues production schedules to packaging supervision
  • Uses all available SAP tools and best practices to optimize the scheduling process and produce required reporting
  • Is the plant super user for all raw/packaging inventory developing and maintaining best in class processes to achieve inventory targets and accuracy across all materials
  • Determines lead times to purchase packaging materials and releases purchase orders for production material to support the business unit
  • Monitors work in process on production floor to determine if adjustments to production schedule are needed
  • Interfaces with manufacturing personnel and supervision on material status and production planning issues
  • Communicates with corporate planning and supplier contacts on production or material issues
  • Prepare and distribute daily and weekly reports and follow up as required
  • Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and demonstrate an understanding of the impact Food & Drug Administration (FSA) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) have on our production procedures
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree Materials Management, Production Management or other Supply Chain discipline preferred
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in production scheduling/planning
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Must possess solid analytical skills in forecasting and anticipating production needs and capabilities
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations
  • Computer literacy with expertise in Microsoft Office as applied to scheduling and data management
  • Strong interpersonal skills requiring the ability to solve conflicting interests and obtain cooperation
  • Excellent organizational/time management skills, detail oriented, strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and multi task in a fast-paced environment, calm under pressure and flexibility to adapt to changing schedules as appropriate
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, and move about the facility
  • Occasional exposure to shop elements such as noise, dust, or odors
  • Position requires regular and predictable attendance


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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