Production Planning Analyst


Maintenance Electrician

Posted – 11.28.22



Overall Responsibilities


The Production Planning position manages the supply planning responsibilities for the Company. The successful candidate will be responsible for detailed scheduling of various production processes within the facility and for working with co-manufacturers to establish production plans that are consistent with inventory strategy and customer demand. The planner will report to the Manager of Supply Chain Analytics and work closely with Operations, Demand Planning, Procurement, and Inventory Control. Planning responsibilities include both internal facilities and co-manufacturers located throughout North America. 



Main Responsibilities: 
  • Understand downstream and upstream dependencies, i.e., production processes, load
    planning, transportation planning, lead times

  • Mange block schedules to optimize dates and meet customer commitments

  • Work closely with comanufacturers to learn and understand the manufacturing processes
    and help facilitate scheduling changes for smooth transitions

  • Understand the stock and MTO process and support domestic customer service teams

  • Help translate the master plan into machine schedules.

  • Monitor and correct imbalances to ensure schedule accuracy.

  • Lead, support and participate in project work as available to further personal development
    and exposure to other parts of GPI.

  • Monitor key performance indicators (plant capacity, warehouse capacity) and proactively
    communicate issues and gaps with manufacturing, logistics, customer service and sales to
    drive resolution.

  • Liaison with Procurement and Inventory Control to ensure required materials are available
    prior to production start.

  • Other duties as assigned. 

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience relevant supply chain experience:

    •  Production scheduling or supply planning 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Industrial Engineering, Finance or related field
    with undergraduate statistical analysis or engineering focus

  • Familiar with end-to-end supply chain concepts.

  • Ability to present self in a professional manner, take initiative to get the job done

  • Ability to work under pressure, handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated data based analytical skills & problem solving 

  • Strong Excel and other MS Office skills 

  • Communicating effectively with a wide range of individuals in written, oral and interpersonal


Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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