Material/Production Planner

Date: Jul 23, 2022

Location: Eatontown, NJ, US, 07724

Company: Aptar Group

Material/Production Planner

Who we are
At Aptar, we use insights, design, engineering and science to create innovative packaging technologies that build brand value for our customers, and, in turn, make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of people around the world.

Every day, Aptar creates “a-ha moments” for its customers and their consumers and patients by continually bringing innovations to market that convert non-dispensing packaging into breakthrough product-dispensing systems, including those that give people more effective ways to put on their favorite fragrance, kids the opportunity to pour ketchup without making a mess and patients connected technologies that help them more easily adhere to treatment.

We have manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America and over 13,000 dedicated employees in some 20 countries.

You should work here because we:

  • Attract and develop high performing people.

  • Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment.

  • Allow for failure by allowing people to make mistakes through an open and trusting environment.

  • Invest in the development of employees through local, regional and global career opportunities.

  • Contribute to the communities where we reside.

What’s new with Aptar

We have an exciting position open in Eatontown, NJ: Material/Production Planner, reporting to the Director, Production Planning/Scheduling. This position will be based in Eatontown, NJ and will be responsible for analyzing demand (forecasts/orders) and production capacities, deciding the appropriate action plans, and then taking the necessary steps (generating schedules) to ensure we meet customer commitments. Additionally, the Planner will work with Purchasing, Operations, Quality, and Suppliers on service issues and process improvement initiatives, and manage overall inventory levels to meet established targets.


This is how your journey begins

  • Analyzes production capacity, evaluates and manipulates planning to align customer requirements with plant productivity, generates production schedules and releases to production floor
  • Monitors availability of materials and components to meet customer requirements
  • Collaborates with Customer Service to effectively communicate supply requirements
  • Reviews demand via sales orders/forecasts applying appropriate planning logic and strategy to ensure customer demands are met while managing inventory levels
  • Manages inventory for responsible products to ensure service and goals are achieved
  • Monitors rejected/reworked materials and coordinates replacement needs working with Quality, SQA and manufacturing as needed
  • Monitors overruns/Sales excess inventory and applies to future orders
  • Manages material costs within budgeted levels and works with vendors to look for ways to maintain and reduce costs through formal supplier inventory programs (i.e. Kanban, Consignment, VMI)
  • Schedules/expedites materials from vendors as required to assure availability and optimum manufacturing efficiencies and customer requests
  • May coordinate material change requests as needed

Marginal Job Functions

  • Generates monthly and quarterly performance reports
  • Identifies opportunities for systems improvements and supports implementation and change projects
  • Identifies and implements material cost reduction ideas
  • Coordinates importing of goods
  • Approves payment of freight invoices
  • Assists in developing annual material supply and capacity plans
  • Proactively communicates potential supply interruptions, raw material changes or service issues
  • Attends and contributes to required sub-plant and departmental meetings
  • Acts as back-up to department personnel as determined by management



What you will bring on the journey


  • Minimum of 2 years of college, Bachelor’s degree preferred in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Management, or Operations Management; or equivalent experience as determined by management


  • Minimum 4-7 years material planning, inventory control or production scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment or equivalent education as determined by management
  • Experience in a closed loop ERP system environment


  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Must possess strong analytical skills and ability to manage multiple priorities in fast paced environment
  • Must possess Intermediate or better PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite products and email programs such as Microsoft Outlook
  • Experience in financial analysis and strategic planning

Non Mandatory job Qualifications

  • Experience in SAP preferred
  • Experience in SAP’s Advanced Planning and Optimization Module (APO) preferred
  • APICS CPIM certification
  • Experience with Project Management
  • Supervisory experience


What we offer:

  • An exciting, diverse and value based working environment
  • Award-winning corporate university offering personal development and training opportunities.
  • Competitive base salary and performance-based bonus plan.
  • Contribute to the communities where we reside.
  • Innovative benefits plan which includes: 401k plan, vacation, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, pet insurance, wellness plan, and generous paid parental leave.


Be You. Be Aptar
Aptar is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that a diverse workforce is key to our success. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey