Materials Production Planner

Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: Eatontown, NJ, US, 07724

Company: Aptar Group

Job Description & Summary

Position Summary

Coordinates production schedule with operations team, as well as coordination of material requirements, with material planners.

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.



Job Elements & Position Responsibilities

Leads coordination of production schedule with internal site operations, as well as material planners.


Works with operations group to ensure production plans are executed.


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




Required Qualifications   



Minimum or 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 a 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


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey