Planner - High Pressure Equipment

Graco   •  

Erie, PA

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 293 days ago

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  • Maintain a working knowledge of forecasting methods and processes and learn any new system enhancements provide in the forecasting system and recommended improvements.


  • Plan all purchased and manufactured parts utilizing the best ordering approach.
  • Ensure accurate planning parameters are set in planning systems.
  • Schedule Manufacturing orders and ensure customer requirements are met.
  • Give work direction and prioritize schedules on the shop floor
  • Communicate with Sales to align priorities to meet customer requirements.
  • Keep Management proactively informed of manufacturing challenges and issues ( capacity, machine down time, and fluctuations in resources)
  • Negotiate with internal cross functional teams on capacity utilization and sourcing.
  • Utilize the MRP system to create the buying plan, regulate safety stocks, recommend expedites and de-expedites in order to meet demand while maintaining optimum inventory levels.
  • Plan capacity of assigned area and sub-contract work if necessary.


  • Plan and execute the flow of externally procured material from the supplier into the factory for assigned products ensuring inventory optimization and flow of material.
  • Ensure planning information is communicated with suppliers in a timely manner.  Phase out, delivery changes, etc.
  • Proactively communicate supply shortages to appropriate personnel.
  • Follow up with suppliers as necessary, to resolve delivery problems, cost changes, or quality issues.
  • Work with suppliers on establishing Kanban agreements to reduce inventory and lead-time.
  • Drive ongoing purchase price reductions through negotiations with existing supplier base and/or utilizing competitive quote process to secure alternate suppliers with lower cost without negatively impacting quality or delivery.


  • Manage inventory to ensure cell objectives are met and in line with company objectives.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and implement inventory reduction initiatives.
  • Maintain, develop, and evaluate efficient material flow.
  • Demonstrated report generation skills and ability to prepare presentations
  • Identify and implement best business material planning strategies to support corporate and divisional objectives.
  • Strive to maintain accurate inventory counts.
  • Proactive management of inventory for the avoidance of excess or obsolete on-hand inventory balances.


  • Define, drive, and implement process improvements and systems improvements for materials' activities.  Provide timely, accurate results to streamline and improve processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Operations Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Minimum 5 years planning experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • ERP Windows-based system experience.
  • Advanced PC skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and statistical skills are required.
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of machine types and capabilities.