Production Planner

JOB FUNCTION: Supply Chain & Operations
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
LOCATION: Secaucus, NJ
COMPENSATION: $75k - $95k
POSTED: Jun 8, 2022

Our client is currently seeking a Production Planner to join their technologies company where you’ll get to do work you are proud of alongside smart and passionate people. Every day, there are opportunities to collaborate with the best in the industry to design, build, and deliver impactful solutions to world-class customers. Along with way, you will gain hands-on experience in a face-paced environment that’s challenging, rewarding and career-defining. You will join our client’s technologies company and help them build technology infrastructure that connects the world.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$75k – $95k

Position Overview:

The Production Planner is responsible for utilizing SAP/APO to create a long-term capacity plan while exercising careful consideration for the market request, production capabilities and efficiencies, component availability, and required labor. The incumbent Production Planner will need a high level of communication and interpersonal skills to drive cross-functionality between Demand Planning, Sales, Marketing, Program Management, Marketing, Deployment, Transportation, Warehousing, Purchasing, LDU/DPU, Quality, IT Production, and Copacker Management. It is critical for an individual to exhibit strong communication and a deep understanding of cross-functional departments to be successful in this role.

Responsibilities of the Production Planner:

  • Leads weekly operational meetings with internal and/or external production teams to discuss the current production plan, required staff, and sets priorities and overcomes obstacles encountered
  • Coordinates incoming bulk materials and timing of defrost to ensure quality of finished goods
  • Measures and monitors production floor output/performance and makes required scheduling changes as needed
  • Participates in cross-functional meetings to align production deadlines/constraints
  • Communicates to top tier suppliers to monitor output/product availability and schedules component releases to minimize 3rd party warehousing costs
  • Responds to demand and supply changes in a timely and accurate manner in order to minimize production downtime and maintain efficiencies
  • Works closely with Sales and Customer Service to ensure that finished goods are available for customer orders as needed
  • Provides to the manager of the department weekly information on the risk of out-of-stock items and delayed customer orders

Qualification of the Production Planner:

  • Intermediate level SAP experience required
  • 3 to 5 years of capacity planning experience within a production environment required
  • Intermediate level Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUP) is required
  • Thorough understanding of production operations and material flows is required
  • Prior experience working with 3PL preferred
  • Ability to create standardized processes and implement
  • Strong ability to multitask and set priorities
  • Occasional travel is required

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations, or Logistics is required


  • Atrium Care Package available, upon eligibility
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 110409