Principle Planner


This rapidly expanding manufacturing facility is looking for a Principle Production Planner.


  • Perform supply demand analysis, highlighting areas of concern for predetermined time frames months
  • Regularly review new orders to ensure capacity (labor and machine), materials and design are available to meet customer requested dates
  • Determine constraints with inventory and manufacturing and initiate resolution steps with cross functional areas
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining transactional accuracy in the ERP system for inventory control and material usage in production
  • Project inventory levels quarterly, maintain inventory at targeted levels while achieving service levels
  • Participate in detailed root cause analysis for variance from plan
  • Facilitate process improvements to reduce inventory and optimize flow of product through production 
  • Regular communications with operations team to review production plan and performance metrics
  • Manage production work orders to define the production plan
  • Maintain & analyze all production planning performance metrics – on-time start, on-time completion & delivery, lead-time compliance, aged work orders, labor and material variances; identify, communicate, and resolve issues for best results
  • Regularly provide manufacturing with future capacity reports based upon standard labor hours, demonstrated efficiency and highlight areas of concern (heavy load, new products, potential materials issues)


  • Masters preferred in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Operations Management or related field of study; comparable combination of education and years of experience will be considered
  • Level of Experience: 10+ years of experience
  • APICS certification preferred 
  • Must have experience and extensive knowledge of the flow of data through entire manufacturing process – from design conception to shipment of product
  • Experience in a regulated, lot-controlled manufacturing environment preferred  
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in cross-functional teams in a lead capacity or as a participant
  • Experience or training with Lean and Visual Factory manufacturing tools

Full time,

Competitive Package 

For a confidential discussion on this or any other current opportunity please contact Nicola Murphy on 021 233 9200 /

Please note that your application for this vacancy will be forwarded to all the consultants in The Logiskills Group as you may be suitable for other roles that we are unable to advertise.

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