Demand Planner

POSITION OVERVIEW: Create and/or oversee all production planning activities to include run plans, capacity requirements and production expectations. Also, communicate adequate inventory of materials required for production cycles and inventory organizational philosophy.


· Implement production strategy and policies.

· Provide detail master plan of which products to run at each station for each shift and continually modify based on production execution and run rates.

· Forecast capacity requirements.

· Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures.

· Schedule all phases of manufacturing to support on-time delivery to customers

· Analyze ERP/Excel systems to ensure production planning data is accurate. Examples : start date triggers, cycle times, WIP, yield

· Schedule demand based on product mix and provide accurate commitment dates to Marketing & Sales teams across multiple customers / projects

· Track performance to metrics : Master Schedule Attainment, On-time delivery, Inventory accuracy

· Calculate product specific lead times

· Coordinate information with other functional areas including Operations, Product Development, Quality Assurance

· Proactively review Material shortages, stock outages with purchasing and Operations to meet customer demand

· Continually develop expertise to support growth for new projects.

· Develop run plan from Sales Order and Demand plan through MRP system.

· Discuss reasons with targeted teams if actual production did not meet the requirement plan.

· Responsible reporting metrics of production and capacity metrics to required areas.

· Analyze production trends for finished good stocking levels to recommend new levels or increased capacity.

· Maintain work orders to have clear understanding of materials requirement and production plan capabilities.

· Collaborate with quality control, warehouse and other staff

· Plan and prioritize operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay

  • Other duties as assigned.


· Strong PC skills required including use of MS Office applications.

· Interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of organizations.

· Strong in person, phone and written customer communication skills.

· Understanding of workflow systems and their application to customer business process improvement.

· Ability to make formal and informal presentation to staff and clients.

· Strong understanding of MRP transactions, inputs and outputs.

· Ability to prioritize work assignments and shift work efforts based on the needs of the department or business goals.

· Ability to manage time effectively, work independently and be self-motivated.


· Four-year college degree from an accredited institution preferred

  • College degree preferred, 3-5 years managing similar type work in a professional environment.
  • APICS certification preferred
  • All prospective employees must pass a background and drug check.

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