Planner I
Whitewater, WI 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description

Name: Planner I

Req #: 736

Location: Whitewater CORP

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: 1st Shift

Job Summary:

The Production Planner I is responsible for assisting to improve customer service levels (on time delivery) and working capital (inventory turns). This role is responsible for coordinating and expediting the flow of work and materials within or between departments according to daily and weekly production schedules. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules, conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates, monitoring inventory levels, and solving production problems. The Production Planner reports to the Planning Manager and is located in Whitewater, WI.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Duties:

  • Participate in planning process for area of responsibility.

  • Collaborate with demand planners and business units' cross-functional teams to develop and improve strategies and processes that drive on time delivery and working capital optimization.

  • Provide recommendations on inventory strategies that will support upside revenue opportunities and fluctuations in model/mix by product line.

  • Responsible for scheduling and releasing daily work.

  • Develop and maintain product configuration assumptions to help calculate units.

  • Work with product management to understand new product introduction (NPI) and end of sale product transitions to seamlessly phase-in or phase-out within operations with minimal risk (e.g., resource, inventory, and capacity).

  • Support the seamless interaction of purchasing and materials management to resolve gaps between supply capabilities and production plans.

  • Act as the day-to-day point of contact for operations to assist in the resolution of order promising situations, customer delivery difficulties and demand versus supply conflicts.

  • Ensure planning capabilities support maximum efficiencies and lowest cost of operation through systems utilization and process improvements.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical demands:

Minimal Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree in related field OR related experience in the Supply Chain/Manufacturing function within a similar working environment;
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management;
  • ERP/MRP User (SAP/Oracle);
  • Materials and Supply Chain certifications;
  • Experience with Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) best practices;
Knowledge & Skills:
  • Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;
  • Ability to evaluate situations objectively and demonstrate the ability to make decisions that are intended to have a positive impact on work performance or area and the total business;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments in order to complete them on time;
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving, contract negotiation and project management;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Strong project management and analytical skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
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