Planning Manager

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Supply Chain Job Number: PR387251513 Compensation: $95000-105000 / year

Job Description

As a Planning Manager, you'll spearhead production planning, scheduling, and inventory management to ensure seamless operations. You will be responsible for optimizing resource utilization, maintaining material supply chains, and leveraging ERP systems for process improvements. Your leadership will drive operational excellence through effective team management and continuous improvement initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute comprehensive industrial and sales plans, integrating critical site capacities.
  • Conduct medium and long-term planning, optimizing workforce and machinery resources.
  • Oversee short-term scheduling, ensuring seamless coordination between planning and production.
  • Monitor and control finished and semi-finished product inventory levels.
  • Collaborate with the Lean department to analyze and implement effective production management tools and methodologies.
  • Ensure timely and quality supply of raw materials, components, and consumables to prevent production disruptions.
  • Manage material and component inventory levels, guaranteeing supply within required deadlines and quantities.
  • Collaborate with Purchasing and Lean departments to analyze and implement appropriate procurement tools and methods.
  • Maintain data consistency and integrity within the ERP (SAP) and IT systems, suggesting process improvements and automation opportunities.
  • Participate in cross-functional meetings, coordinate data updates, and lead or contribute to working groups and projects.
  • Manage, motivate, and develop the department team, establishing and analyzing service indicators.
  • Promote and enforce continuous improvement practices, such as 5S, TPM, SMED, and VSM, participating in related workgroups and monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by maintaining quality standards and compliance with manufacturing routings and bill of materials.
  • Uphold and enforce the company's environmental and safety policies, ensuring supplier compliance with environmental specifications and waste sorting.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in logistics, engineering, or equivalent professional experience (3-5 years).
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in planning/scheduling in a similar regulated industry environment. Must have prior experience managing a team.
  • Proficient in SAP (preferred) and its modules (MM, PP, WM, etc.).
  • Experience in a regulated industry with high quality requirements.
  • Strong service orientation, people skills, and negotiation abilities.

Meet Your Recruiter

Ric Delgado
Lead Technical Recruiter

Ric Delgado is a seasoned Principal Recruiter primarily focusing on the Automation Division at Sterling. With a distinguished tenure of over five years at Sterling and an impressive career spanning more than a decade in the recruiting field, Ric is a respected and accomplished professional in talent acquisition.

As a Principal Recruiter, Ric draws upon his extensive experience to excel in the Automation Division. His in-depth understanding of this dynamic industry enables him to connect talented individuals with exciting and fulfilling job opportunities expertly. Ric plays a pivotal role in helping candidates find new positions, advance in their careers, and achieve their professional goals.

Ric's passion for positively impacting individuals' lives through career advancement is the driving force behind his dedication to recruitment. He takes immense pride in his role as a professional growth and development facilitator, understanding the pivotal role a career change can play in a person's life journey.

He firmly believes in continuously updating one's skills and knowledge to stay competitive in any field. His commitment to personal and professional development not only enhances his own expertise but also positions him as a valuable resource for candidates seeking guidance in their career journeys.

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