Production Planner III
At the Toro Company's Shakopee, Minnesota location we pride ourselves on being a critical link to the greater enterprise manufacturing and operations team. At this location, we manufacture various parts and assemblies that are distributed to other locations around the country for completion of finished products. This plant supports our Commercial, Consumer, Landscape Contractor and Grounds segments. At Toro Shakopee, we are dedicated to our employees by offering programs to help you grow personally and professionally.
We invite you to apply and join a team of highly skilled, and highly passionate people.
The Production Planner is a senior level key role requiring a high aptitude for organization, planning and forward thinking. The Production Planner will create and manage production plans for a component fabrication facility. The Production Planner is the owner of the value stream they plan and is responsible for the corresponding materials. The production planner considers all factors influencing production capabilities of the site and ensures raw materials are available to execute achievable production plans aligned with the goals of business.
Manage and create production schedule to satisfy customer demand
Align schedule with Integrated Business Planning strategy and plant capacities
Monitor and manage supply base delivery performance
Analyze equipment down time, supplier performance, personnel levels and strategically adapt production plan as necessary
Strategically coordinate production plan and maintenance downtime to ensure continuity of customer service
Own and manage planning parameters in ERP system
Own and manage resolution process if production interruptions occur
Integrated Business Planning
Lead Integrated Business Planning for site
Data collection & distribution
Provide input to leadership to steer personnel needs to support production plans
Manage and analyze raw and WIP inventory levels ensuring exceptional inventory record accuracy and alignment to budgets
Procure raw material and monitor availability for production
Maintain relationships and accountability with raw material, purchased components and subcontract suppliers
Manage inventory and material transactions for area of responsibility
Outsource & Insource
Collaborate with engineering for new component introductions
Manage subcontract work process for planning area as needed
Participate in tier meetings providing
Manage special projects as necessary
Lead Integrated Business Planning
Four year Bachelor's degree or greater
Master Production Planning experience: 8+ years
Comprehensive ERP Systems knowledge: 8 years (SAP Preferred)
US work authorization
Other desirable qualifications
Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate up, down and across a broad swath of peer groups.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and make meaningful inferences from large sets of data
Demonstrated ability using critical thinking to solve problems
Demonstrated ability meeting short and long term business goals
Strong record of innovative problem solving
Experience managing projects
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities
Demonstrated ability producing and managing production plans and ERP systems in a component fabrication environment
Strong attention to detail and organization skills
Demonstrated high aptitude for excel and data processing
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.