Production Planner

Location: Sarasota, FL

Summary of Functions:

The Production Planner is responsible for overseeing all production scheduling, capacity analysis, work order creation, and production status reporting:

  • Using SAP-Schedule, print, distribute, and track all production jobs to meet customer and business needs.
  • Analyze capacity bottlenecks in the production system and propose solutions.
  • Report daily on the status of production.
  • Interface with operations personnel, purchasing, forecasting, customer service, quality, and sales department to ensure production goals are met.
  • Work within with the Parcus Medical Quality Management System (QMS) and applicable regulations/standards.
  • Seek ways to continuously improve the operations of the organization.

    This position reports to the Senior Manager, Operations

Major Duties and Responsibilities/Authority:

  • Review and understand all associated training instructions deemed appropriate for position.
  • Overseeing all production scheduling, working with operations personnel, purchasing, forecasting, and sales to ensure timely production of product to meet business needs.
  • Using SAP to schedule release, prepare, and print work orders.
  • Provide work order status reports to management.
  • Expedite work orders as needed.
  • Direct operations in reallocating resources to provide required capacity to meet production goals.
  • Participate in the Management Review Board (MRB), assisting in resolving nonconformances.
  • Interface and support regulatory affairs as required to help ensure production processes and facilities are in accordance with FDA, ISO, OSHA and other applicable regulations.
  • Assist in the timely resolution of safety and quality issues raised by customers or staff
  • Support Parcus Medical Quality System and Safety and Health Program by following procedures and advising others.Physical Requirements:
  • The employee might be frequently required to climb stairs, kneel, or crouch in accordance with job duties
  • The employee must be able to lift up to 30lbs.
  • Must have good vision and communication skills.

Experience and/or Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Understand Materials Requirements Planning, CPIM preferred.
  • Experience with SAP PP or equivalent ERP system.
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a production planner.
  • Knowledge of discrete manufacturing in a regulated industry.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Detailed oriented, pro-active, and self-motivated.


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