Job Description

Representative II - Production Planning

SUMMARY

Westlake Pipe and Fittings is looking for outstanding candidates to be part of supply chain and contribute to the success of a growing business.  Working with internal customers from various departments, the Production Planner is required to effectively coordinate the production scheduling activities in order to meet customer demands, inventory target and service level.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Execute Plant Standard Operating Procedures including Extrusion, Fabrication and Slotting into a 4-6 week production schedule for regional assigned plants. Coordinate products transfer for shared production among sites.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Customer Service, Warehouse and Shipping to meet production and customer requirements, including executing schedule changes in coordination with Operations and Customer Service and working with Customer service to improve on-time deliveries.
  • Planning and prioritizing operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay.
  • Work with plant managers and Purchasing to arrange manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand.
  • Establish and communicate weekly frozen schedule with Operations.
  • Scheduling of Make to Order items - includes establishing dates, defining required upcharges or minimum QTY, filling orders to meet required ship dates and advise Customer Service team.
  • Maintain inventory target on a monthly basis. Manage safety stocks effectively, account for stock transfer lead time and demand variability. 
  • Work with S&OP and Capacity analysis team to follow the strategy for long term planning. 
  • Reviewing open orders in ERP system to ensure order fulfillment.
  • Knowledge of master data including material master MRP, BOMs, routing and ECN process. 
  • Monitor and maintain MRP planning parameters for responsible manufactured items.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or related field
  • 5-7 years of supply chain or other relevant experience
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Excel, Access, Word and Outlook.
  • APICS certification is preferred.
  • Experience with SAP/JDE is preferred.
  • Able to multi-task and display a high level of company/team spirit in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal   

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units, which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.

Application Instructions

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