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Job Title   Production Planner
Contact   Doreen Shaven
Company   Griffith Foods
    12200 S Central Avenue,
    Alsip, IL 60803
Phone   708.239.2471
Fax   708.371.9547
Submit Date   Monday, October 08, 2018
Post Date   Monday, October 08, 2018
Company Information   Griffith Foods is a family owned, global organization comprised of three business operations: Griffith Foods, Custom Culinary and Innova Flavors. The common goal of these three operations is to collaborate with food companies to deliver new and exciting food products to consumers. This is achieved by applying superior food science and technology expertise, creative innovation and worldwide presence to create and manufacture unique and customized food ingredient systems, which take Food Beyond Boundaries!
Job Duties   Creates & manages an effective finished good production plan against ERP master plan, balancing MRP-driven demand at the SKU level against cumulative capacity constraints.  Analyzes master plan production requirements based on demand (sales orders, forecast), planning parameters (Safety Stock, MOQ, etc.), inventory levels, historical demand.  Reviews raw material availability issues with the Material Planning Team in order to minimize production disruptions due to raw material shortages.  Manages inventory levels of finished product in accordance to defined inventory policy and service level targets.  Participates in the monthly S&OP Rough Cut Capacity Planning both at the plant and route/resource level.  Optimizes enabled capacity utilization by minimizing production changeovers (set-ups) and equipment cleanings through order sequencing while ensuring adherence to food safety restrictions.  Supports Customer Service department through rush order management, inventory availability evaluation, and production reporting.  Monitors & maintains production schedule attainment KPI.  Identifies ways to improve production planning and Supply Chain processes and tools for assigned areas.  Acts as a key stakeholder in improving production schedule attainment through the interaction with other departments (Production, Material Planning Team, Customer Service Team, Etc.).  Analyzes and determines production timelines for new product implementations as an integral part of the commercialization process (GCI, sales projects, etc.).  Participates in the continuous improvement of ERP master planning parameters (MOQ, EOQ, coverage periods, etc.) based on inventory policies, business priorities and efficiency goals.
Skills/Knowledge    Bachelor´s degree from an accredited university in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field.  3-5 years’ experience related in Supply Chain.  Strong computer skills, especially MS Excel, are required, including management of complex data sets.  Significant experience in use of ERP software (MS Dynamics, SAP, Oracle, etc.).  Must have strong analytical and communication skills.

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