Sr Mgr Production Planning in Alameda, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Peets Coffee and Tea   •  

Alameda, CA 94501

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


8 - 10 years

Posted 63 days ago

This job is no longer available.


Reporting to the Director of Manufacturing, Senior Manager Production Planner defines production tasks and schedules according to customer orders and inventory requirements. Duties include developing and reviewing daily and weekly production plans; monitoring the execution of the plans and resolving any potential issues in a timely fashion; developing long range master plan for capacity and critical resource planning. Coordinate with Managers to enable planning and implementation of engineering changes in production lines, develop and maintain routine reporting process for relevant KPIs. Partnering with the demand planners to align long term coffee supply, incorporating internal and co-manufacturing capabilities. The goal is to cost effectively ensure high levels of customer service, while optimizing production capacity.


  • Plan and schedule production for make to stock and make to order for perishable products in a capacity constrained environment
  • Develop production and material schedules that support strategies for sales, inventory levels and capacity utilization
  • Analyze production priorities, capacity and availability of equipment/labor/materials while maximizing output
  • Set direction and design processes for use of MPS and MRP functionality to drive efficiency within production environment
  • Maintain item inventory strategy based on business criticality, forecast accuracy, required service level (availability), lead times, Min/Max levels, and EOQs
  • Configure and maintain planning parameters within MRP system to create optimized schedules
  • Develop Monthly Master Production Schedule to establish lead time for all products with detail as needed based on customer requirements while maintaining efficiency within each department.
  • Analyze and identify risks associated with the options built into the Master Production Plan, including manufacturing lead times.
  • Create daily Production Schedule to meet demand and maintain efficiency within each department and maintain freshness and quality product. Responsible for ongoing development of production and material schedules and priorities that support strategies for Sales, inventory levels and availability of equipment/labor/materials capacity utilization.
  • Analyze and highlight the overall schedule impact of any variance / change order
  • Maintain finished goods inventory for designated products at target levels to ensure high service levels, i.e. product availability
  • Plan, improve, and measure fill rate and service levels for internal and external customers
  • Ensure coordination with Operations to execute Production Plan on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Communicate schedule changes, maintenance requirements, etc. that effect future production plans to supply chain and operations partners
  • Interact daily with shop floor management to resolve issues regarding manufacturing efficiencies or additional information as requested from Manufacturing, Customer Service and Accounting.
  • Work with operations management to ensure proper balance of service, inventory, and costs on the produced items
  • Represent manufacturing as part of S&OP processes
  • Create an environment of one team within the planning and operational groups
  • Train team members to be full competent and effective with the current and new planning tools
  • Perform gap analysis within planning team and develop appropriate training plans
  • Develop succession plans for the planning department
  • Utilize the ERP system to streamline and automate the scheduling process.
  • Track actual versus planned performance reporting. Understand explanations of failures to execute production plan. Determine if and what action is required to ensure smooth operations.
  • Communicate schedule changes, special production runs, and maintenance requirements, etc. that effect future production plans to operational teams.
  • Drive planning and capacity management process improvements


  • Production scheduling and planning in discrete and process manufacturing environments
  • Experience configuring and working in MRP/MPS systemsincluding performing capacity planning, including trend forecasting
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 or D365 Master Planning preferred
  • Implementing MRP systems for production a plus
  • 7-10 years of Planning and Scheduling experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as be a team player
  • Proven strong innovative and critical thinking abilities
  • Excellent MS office skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • College Degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Supervision experience a preference

Valid Through: 2019-9-13