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Production Materials Planner

Company: FN America
Location: Columbia
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

FN America LLC is a US subsidiary of FN Herstal SA a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality reliable firearms for military law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide Headquartered in McLean Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia South Carolina FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of FN branded products training and support services that enhance user performance and safeguard their lives For more information visit us at or follow us on Facebook Twitter and Instagram Position Summary The Production Planner provides production plans direction and assistance to production operations and other functional groups to efficiently meet on time delivery to customer requirements The Production Planner develops and modifies plans as necessary to achieve customer delivery while efficiently utilizing resources available production and machine availability raw materials productive labor and support departments and manages through any constraints encountered Job Duties Coordinates and executes scheduling and planning activities for all assigned product lines and or part familiesEnsures the production facility has the necessary production and non production materials to meet required production levelsDetermines the most efficient and economical means to fulfill customer requirements utilizing state of the art planning methods including pull systems and KanbanPerforms a daily review and planning of customer demand versus current production schedule Updates and revises schedules as necessary in cooperation with manufacturing leadershipMaintains accurate planning parameters in the Enterprise Resource Planning ERP systemEnsures the optimal use of Material Requirements Planning MRPERP functions for schedulingplanningWorks as a resource to customer facing representatives to provide timely and accurate information related to inquiries about lead time and availability Identifies and reacts to material or production plans that may not meet customer requirementsMonitors supply and demand and communicates with production to implement action plansAssures optimal production scheduling and capacity planning for machining and assembly including labor requirementsProvides instruction to material handlers to ensure materials are available to the production operations on timeCoordinates the efforts of cross functional groups to resolve quality issues parts shortage and manpower issuesAnalyzes and measures the current production schedule attainment and develops appropriate actions in conjunction with stakeholders to achieve full schedule attainmentAnalyzes data to determine opportunities to decrease inventory improve customer service and reduce total costMonitors production through the entire process through shipping to ensure all customer requirements are achievedParticipates in dailyweekly production meetingsOther duties as assigned by management Educational Requirements Bachelors degree in supply chain business or related field Experience Requirements 6 8 years minimum experience in production planning and scheduling in a complex manufacturing environment Must have experience scheduling a mix of products comprised of both manufactured and purchased items in a precision machining and discrete assembly manufacturing environment New ERP system implementation highly preferredSkills and Competencies All FN America employees are expected to demonstrate accountability collaboration communication customer focus and innovation Additional skills required include Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certificationPrevious or current experience in managing and leading planning teamsExcellent computer skillsStrong organization communication writing and interpersonal skillsSelf starter taking initiative for new ways to improve processes a quick learner sense of urgency and the ability to excel in a high pressure environment The willingness to work until the job is completePractical understanding of 5S and Lean Manufacturing principlesUnderstanding of basic principles of ISO and AS9100Tools Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel Planning in an ERP driven environmentLean experience in pull systems with Kanban driven replenishmentsCertificationsLicenses APICS certification in CPIM or CSCP preferredWorking Conditions Typical office environment with some travel between buildings and to other locations required May be exposed to loud noises toxic chemicals and dangerous machinery when on the plant floor Must be able to frequently lift andor move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift andor move up to 50 pounds unassisted All FN America employees have a responsibility to participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace and to comply with instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others Equal Employment OpportunityMFdisabilityprotected veteran status FN America LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment please call 803 736 0522 We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case by case basis VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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