Kforce Production Planner in Phoenix, Arizona

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Production Planner in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ).Duties Include:

  • Plans, schedules and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle

  • Provides regular updates to Sales and Customer Service regarding the status of orders, WIP and schedule dates

  • Manages priority schedule for manufacturing of all custom products

  • Provide production planning and capacity planning

  • Responsible for material review and lead-time quoting activities

  • Reviews expedite requests and consults manufacturing to meet the customer's requests

  • Forecasts requirements and issues periodic reports on lead times, variances, and savings

  • Issues periodic reports concerning status of current production and material requirements and kit schedules

  • Coordinates information flow between production, product development, sales, and contracts department to plan, schedule and implement detailed functional plans

  • Provides various planning, schedule and WIP data to management on a weekly or bi-weekly basis

  • Monitors the on-time delivery and cycle time of products to identify gaps in the process

  • Regularly reviews MRP schedule against Promise dates to ensure material is prioritized and set-up correctly in MRP system

  • Analyzes system data to identify capacity limitations, yield constraints or manufacturing gaps

  • Relevant 4-year degree or greater than 6 years of comparable experience

  • Experience with MRP Systems (Oracle experience preferred or similar system)

  • Experience with electronic manufacturing

  • Strong production planning experience

  • Capacity planning experience

  • Knowledge of planning/purchasing practices and procedures

  • Knowledge of materials, products, and the commodity market in area of specialization

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

  • Strong analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Oracle experience is a plus

  • Experience in the Aerospace industry is preferred

  • Experience working with forecasts is a plus

  • Crystal reports experience is a plus

  • Experience working ECN's is a plus

  • Strong knowledge of MRP/ERP systems

  • Microsoft Excel skills


Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years