Production Planning Manager

KForce   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 36 days ago


Kforce has a client that is seeking a Production Planning Manager in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ). Responsibilities:

  • Master Scheduling, demand forecasting, inventory analysis, NPI planning and production planning
  • Supervises a team of planners
  • Plans, schedules and monitors the movement of material through the production cycle
  • Works with development, production and purchasing teams to ensure material requirements are met
  • Plans and manages MRP messages in coordination with purchasing and materials manager to meet manufacturing requirements
  • Defines goals, improves technologies, and resolves problems in conjunction with managers of manufacturing, quality assurance, engineering, and sales
  • Develops operations-related plans, budgets, and policies and procedures, while ensuring accurate delivery of the revenue plan for the site or group
  • Achieves revenue targets and goals by adjusting manufacturing schedules while balancing both the customer's needs and the business needs
  • Monitors and measures the OTD of the planning team, maintaining a target of >95% overall OTD
  • Maintains high level of accuracy of work-in-process inventory
  • Resolves problems with inventory levels, production schedules, or materials shortages and recommend procedures to avoid future problems
  • Drives performance improvement based on industry best practices and technological drivers, while delivering our commitment to customer service
  • Leverages Lean concepts to improve performance relative to run strategies and other key performance improvement opportunities
  • Leverages technology to enhance demand planning performance
  • Drives standard operational key performance indicators to ensure efficiency and effectiveness
  • Creates and executes contingency planning


  • BS/BA in Business Administration, Engineering or related major; MBA is highly preferred
  • APICS CPIM Required
  • 8-15 years of experience in manufacturing operations including at least 5 years of management experience
  • Experience in electronic manufacturing such as PCB, SMT, Microelectronics, Chip and Wire assemblies, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing process and procedures
  • Knowledge of statistical modeling and basic forecasting practices
  • Exceptional analytic business acumen, data driven with strong ERP background
  • Command of key material planning concepts
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment when making business decisions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strategic thinking skills with ability to analyze problems from multiple perspectives and across functions within the organization
  • Customer-focused
  • Ability to work cross functionally and influence results across various departments
  • Strong process manufacturing, material planning and purchasing experience
  • Oracle ERP experiencepreferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and build consensus across many functions and levels

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

JobID: 1789733-WQG