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167471,  Production Planner - CA -

Category: ADM
Job Title: Production Planner - CA
Region: CA-Southern California - San Diego
City: Carlsbad
State: CA
Rate: Up to $16.62 DOE
Duration: 10 Months
Description: Chipton-Ross is seeking a Production Planner for an opening in Carlsbad, CA.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
he Production Planner is responsible for the active management of assigned categories of Make To Stock and Make To Order consumable life sciences products, ensuring high levels of order fulfillment and inventory optimization, including the following elements:

· Back Order Management (MTS & MTO)

o Achieve and maintain specified MTS/MTO Back Order objectives, driving optimal order fulfillment levels.

o Take all reasonable steps to avoid back order positions on all categories under direct or indirect management, and expeditiously resolve back orders should they arise, seeking out root causes and taking ownership for driving corrective actions.

o Escalate and resolve issues where there is reason to believe that extraordinary risk, duration, or magnitude of back order position exists.

· Inventory Planning and Management

o Achieve and maintain specified Inventory Optimization plans, driving optimal Inventory levels and minimizing Excess & Obsolete inventory risk.

o Safety Stock Management – actively maintain adequate safety stocks to ensure Back Order goals are met through judicious use of inventory and identify anomalies in demand or supply that require timely updating of safety stock targets to insure uninterrupted supply.

· Capacity Planning and Management - maintain valid Capacity plans for each category such that all key variances are identified and communicated to stakeholders for course correction or acknowledgement of departure from plan.

· Data Management - make good use of all relevant tools, and take ownership for identification of – and resolution of – all data quality issues that may hinder the execution of duties within category and across sites where applicable.

· Training and Professional Development - actively participate in continuous training and education to ensure skillsets grow.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
· Minimum of 5 years previous Planning experience.

· Demonstrated expertise in ERP/MRP Planning systems.

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook).

· MBA and APICS Certifications highly desirable.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
· Strong customer service focus to enhance satisfaction.

· Ability to develop and provide reports to satisfy ongoing inquires on inventory, capacity and product availability.

· Solid writing skills to develop routine reports and correspondences that are clear and concise.

· Strong verbal communication skills to effectively communicate critical information.

· Good problem solving and reasoning skills to effectively deal with problems varying in complexity relative to job level

· Strong knowledge or planning and purchasing systems.

· Solid understanding of concepts of inventory flow throughout the supply chain.

· Strong understanding of concepts of inventory management and distribution planning.

EDUCATION:
BA/BS in Business or related field with minimum 7 years of experience in supply chain or operations management.

WORK HOURS:
Full-Time

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.

Contact:
Mahta Eslami at meslami@chiptonross.com
CHIPTON-ROSS, INC.
343 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x220 or (800) 927-9318 x220


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