Senior Production Planner

Shakopee, MN
Sep 28, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

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.

Job Description

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

  • Meeting facilitation

  • Provide input to leadership to steer personnel needs to support production plans

Inventory Control

  • 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

  • Strong collaborator

  • Self starting

  • 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.

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