Production Planner

Job Locations US-NJ-Flemington
Job ID
2021-1296
Category
Supply Chain

Overview

Johanna Foods is a state-of-the-art food manufacturer located in Flemington, New Jersey. Privately operated since 1995, Johanna Foods is now one of the country's largest producers and distributors of fruit juices, drinks and yogurt. Our products include the popular La Yogurt and Sabor Latino yogurt, Tree Ripe juices, Earth Wise juice beverages, Ssips and Sabor Latino drinks and nectars, and Ssips aseptic drink boxes, all using cutting-edge technologies and only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Johanna Foods is also a leading private label and co-pack juice and yogurt producer, manufacturing products for numerous leading retailers and brands.

 

What we offer:

Competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, vacation, and tuition reimbursement.

 

Job Summary:

The Production Planner is responsible for managing the implementation and control of Yogurt Operations production orders. Creates and maintains the daily production schedule and is the liaison with operations management. Works closely with the Materials Planner and ensures all inventory control strategies are up to date and being executed. Provides the Director of Logistics with an update on any production issues or constraints.

 

Responsibilities

  • Analyzes MRP output on a continual basis and translates output into a daily production schedule.
  • Manages and maintains raw material inventory through the use of reporting tools to ensure production needs are achieved.
  • Identifies and assists in the timely investigating of material shortages in conjunction with Purchasing and submits purchasing requisitions in support of the production schedule.
  • Keeps management informed and reports on the daily production needs and completions, and any shortages that may affect production releases and/or deliveries.
  • Monitors and maintains the finished good inventories through the use of automated reporting tools and takes action when inventory levels rise or fall below desired levels or if inventory quality issues arise.
  • Creates product BOMs (Bill of Materials) and is responsible for relaying accurate usage rates to plant personnel.
  • Organize materials and production strategies for all revised and new product launches, and inform vendors of timeline and estimates.
  • Work with the Materials Planner so that packaging inventories don’t exceed the desired levels.
  • Assist in the development of metrics, reports and/or other tools for continuous improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable quality system standards and the unit’s food safety and security programs in support of essential manufacturing strategies and practices.
  • Provide backup to other positions in the Logistics Department.
  • Primary contact for day to day communications with key customers.
  • Provides oversight and has authority to make determinations in shipping related issues.
  • Reconcile production from the previous day
    • Enter case totals into AS400
    • Ensure all scheduled orders were completed
    • Add back any shortages
    • Submit validated production numbers to Accounting
  • Develop and communicate production forecast at daily production meeting
    • Weekly plan
    • Focus on efficient and reduced changeovers
    • Relay timeline for products on hold to be reworked
    • Adjust raw milk tanker number for the remainder of the week
    • Meet customer needs
    • Forecast the shutdown plan for the week
  • Provides feedback to Supervisors on changes made during the day.
  • Supports Safe Quality Foods (SQF) requirements.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and preferred related experience, including manufacturing
    planning, production and inventory control.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple departments and levels
  • Ability to lead team meetings
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Organized
  • Ability to handle any issues that arise without compromising daily tasks

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