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Sr. Production Planner at Edwards Vacuum, LLC

Sr. Production Planner

Edwards Vacuum, LLC Chelmsford, Essex Full Time

Job Title:  Sr. Production Planner

Location:  Chelmsford, MA

Manager's Job Title:  CTI Planning Manager

As a member of the pump planning team the production planner will be responsible for creating a production plan, utilizing level loading techniques to best satisfy customer orders while meeting the business objectives of quality, safety, on time delivery and competitive lead times.

This position requires an extremely detailed individual with excellent communication skills, decisiveness, and the ability to work independently in a very face paced environment. You will drive root cause analysis for missed shipments and help to implement corrective actions. This position requires proactively identifying shortages and interfacing with supply chain, engineering, product management, operations and shipping.


  • Manage and level load customer orders in Oracle ERP system in order to maximize capacity and achieve 95% on time delivery
  • Create, review and revise master production plans and manage forecast data in Oracle ERP system in order to accurately drive supply chain within inventory investment guidelines
  • Act as the central point of contact between Customer Care, Account Management, Engineering and Operations to identify/escalate and resolve issues that may impact production schedules
  • Manage finished good Kanban for key customers
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels to meet and exceed inventory turns, manage re-order points, min-max settings, safety stock
  • Harness the principles of Heijunka and other slot planning criteria to optimize on time delivery, factory capacity, and voice of the customer
  • Requirements:

  • A minimum of associate's degree
  • 10 years’ experience in a production planning environment
  • Experience with ERP system and SIOP, Oracle or SAP a plus
  • Must be detail oriented, AGILE, EXCEL, Pivot tables, and Power Point skills are a plus
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be familiar with the SIOP process and managing forecast sets in and ERP system
  • APICS certified preferred. (American Production and Inventory Control Society)
  • Collaborative problem solver, strong communicator, prior experience with Lean principles a must
  • This position is in Chelmsford, MA in a fast-paced manufacturing operation. This position will report to the CTI Planning Manager and will interface on a regular basis with various levels of management within the organization

    Edwards is a global leader of vacuum and abatement. We are proud to lead the industry, pushing the boundaries of science to deliver innovative products which are intrinsic to everyday life, working in partnership with our customers and continually setting new standards.

    With over 100 years of rich heritage, Edwards is the partner of choice for tens of thousands of customers in critical applications around the world. Vacuum is required in diverse sectors, from the generation of power to the production of steel, to the challenging environments of space simulation and high energy physics research. Everywhere you find vacuum requirements, you will find Edwards leading the way.

    From medicines to mobile phones, from computers to coffee beans, to cars and chemicals, we pride ourselves in making a difference to people’s lives. And we do it responsibly, ensuring that we innovate sustainably, whilst helping our customers to maintain their competitive advantage and operational excellence.

    Edwards is part of the Atlas Copco Group (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: ATCO A, ATCO B), a Sweden-based provider of industrial productivity solutions.


    Recommended Skills

    • Production Leveling
    • Inventory Turnover
    • Kanban Principles
    • Lean Manufacturing
    • Corrective And Preventive Actions
    • Attention To Detail
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