Manager - Demand / Production Planning

Lincoln Tyler Management  •  Memphis, TN and Olive Branch, MS

8 - 10 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Diversified

$88K - $110K ($80K - $100K base + 10%)
Posted on 07/27/17 by Tobi Barmen
Lincoln Tyler Management
Memphis, TN
8 - 10 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
$88K - $110K
($80K - $100K base + 10%)
Posted on 07/27/17 Tobi Barmen


Working under the Director of IndustrialEngineering, the successful candidate will develop and lead the Demand & Production Planning function to translate Marketing and Sales forecasts into Master Manufacturing schedules to meet company revenue goals and maximize manufacturing efficiencies at current Olive Branch, MS high volume, high tech manufacturing operation and future manufacturing sites. 


Partner with Marketing and Sales teams to build item level forecasts, providing recommendations and supporting analysis based on capacity, yields and cycle times.

Publish rolling six-month production plan with customer / project specific commit dates.

Align internal processes (purchasing, production) to support purchasing and production lead times.

Develop, lead and motivate planning team

Oversee daily production plans.

Work cross functionally with internal departments to incorporate process improvements and productivity factors for forecast and future projections

Perform weekly and monthly forecast to actuals variance analysis by customer

Review and communicate root cause & lead charge on delivery risk mitigation & necessary forecast adjustments

Drive analysis on delivery performance and capacity opportunities.  Drive continuous re-evaluation of supply vs demand.

Develop and execute consistent and best practice processes of forecasting and planning that consider all variables and item nuances.

Provide monthly metrics reporting on net change from previous month’s forecast and the resulting operational, assumptions, impact and decisions.


8 plus years Planning Management experience in multi-site manufacturing

Strong leadership skills in demanding and fast paced environment

Extensive knowledge of Best Practices in Production Planning and Inventory Management

Experience in state of the art ERP systems and dashboarding software

Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills to guide decision making

Strong problem solving and analytical skills with exceptional attention to details

APICS certification a plus


BA/BS degreerequired

Engineering/Technical degree a plus

MBA preferred

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

Experience in a high-volume, yield-sensitive manufacturing industry

Experience in a glass manufacturing or processing industry

Experience in glass coating, semiconductor, disc drive media or similar industries

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