Planning Manager

Buena Park, CA 90620

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 18012 Pay Rate: 100,000 - 130,000

Job Description

Planning Manager

The Planning Manger’s primary objective is to provide effective leadership to the planning team, ensuring timely delivery of parts to our customers in a cons-effective manner. This role encompasses generating precise demand forecasts, analyzing demand patterns, determining material and labor capacity requirements to meet upcoming customer demand, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to optimize inventory levels.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Develops and manages production planners for effective execution of manufacturing production plans
  • Hold planners accountable for creating production plans that align with customers’ delivery dates, ensuring timely delivery of products
  • Determine the necessary capacity, equipment and materials required to meet production demands effectively
  • The role is fulltime onsite to collaborate closely with the Sales and Operations teams to develop monthly and yearly revenue forecasts, as well as shipment projections. This collaboration ensures alignment with production planning, promoting a cohesive approach to meeting customer demands
  • Establish and monitor Manufacturing Production Schedule metrics across each business unit, ensuring accountability in manufacturing processes
  • This role is responsible to coordinate all aspects of the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process to optimize customer service level and working capital performance as per organizational objectives
  • Develops and manages forecast within the ERP system (Infor - SyteLine), utilizing data from multiple sources such as sales, marketing, and finance
  • Analyzes and executes customer-stocking agreements
  • Reviews and maintains our Kanban system, ensuring its accuracy and effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement innovative strategies in support of supply chain objectives. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align planning processes with the broader supply chain goals, ensuring a cohesive and streamlined approach
  • Supports the optimization of our inventory turnover rates and carrying costs
  • Implement contingency plans to address potential material and labor disruptions
  • Actively supports initiatives to enhance safety, accuracy, quality, on-time delivery, financial performance, and operational excellence
  • Update daily, weekly, and monthly metrics and reports and manage documents and projects as assigned by Vice President of Operations
  • Tracking shipments and communicating to assembly and manufacturing operations as required
  • Identifies and nurture talent within the team, providing training and creating succession plans for future growth
  • Attend, and when necessary, lead planning, materials and operations meetings, contributing valuable insights and direction
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Capable of holding employees accountable for following processes pertaining to daily work assignments in terms of safety, quality, and throughput
  • Exhibit strong organizational and administrative skills with the ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrate adept problem solving skills and effective conflict management, resolving issues promptly and efficiently
Travel Expectations
  • This role requires occasional travel to our Tijuana, Mexico location, customers, suppliers, and partner facilities. Travel expectations include attending customer or supplier meetings, and internal strategy sessions. Travel schedules will be communicated in advance, allowing for proper planning and preparation.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Operations, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management & Information Systems, Applied Engineering Science, or Business Management
  • 5 – 10 years related industry experience
  • Proven record as a production planner and management role
  • ~15% travel
  • Microsoft Office knowledge (Word/Excel/Outlook/Access)
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, such as SAP, Oracle or ERP-SyteLine
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous Aerospace, Automotive or Medical Industry Work Experience
  • APICS Certification
  • Bilingual Spanish / English a plus


Meet Your Recruiter

Greg Athans
Senior Director Executive Placement

Greg is a dedicated and hardworking professional who is your go-to recruiter for all things related to engineering, supply chain, operations, and executive level recruiting.  He brings with him over 15 years’ experience in finding talent for small to Fortune 100 organizations with his success founded on building relationships and in providing top-level customer service.   Greg is consistently a top performer, and the recipient of numerous company awards.

Greg is an avid Cubs fan; enjoys Marvel movies; Discovery, History, and is a Science Channel fan!  Greg is 100% Greek

If you are ever in the mood to break some plates, and yell Opa!, He is your guy!

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