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NEWLY CREATED ROLE – Planning Manager
Florence, KY

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$75,000 - $100,000 / yr

We have partnered with a Global Manufacturer near Cincinnati OH (in Northern KY) to lead a search for a NEWLY CREATED ROLE – Planning Manager


NEWLY CREATED ROLE – Planning Manager (job description)

·         Overseeing the efficient planning of the plant to maximize company profitability, meet customer demand, and optimize capacity utilization.

·         Lead the production planning team to maximize profitability and service levels through effective order and backlog management:

·         Oversee team to efficiently plan work through the plant assets to maximize overall equipment effectiveness and meet customer delivery dates.

·         Establish, maintain, and optimize inventory levels.

·         Translate forecasts, and historical data sets for backlog management and planned capacity utilization.

·         Understand plant capacity levels in relation to current business and potential new business.

·         Evolve and maintain standard reporting for purposes of driving enhanced communication internally and externally.

·         Collaborate with both commercial and internal leaders and teams to create greater clarity on planned backlog, production, inventory, and service targets.

·         Participation in regular customer meetings to overview demand patterns and planned production cycles.

·         Assist in the building and developing a formal planning team.


Must Have’s

·         10+ years’ experience in Planning (Production, Material, Inventory, Scheduling) in a manufacturing environment

·         Bachelor’s Degree

·         Experience with Customer Forecasting,

·         Experience with ERP

·         Experience with Power BI

·         Experience with Excel

·         Data Driven

·         Experience with Analytics

·         Experience with AI Planning (preferred)


Operating Budget Details:

·         Planning Department budget.

·         Material Waste/Spoilage. 

·         Inventory

·         Reports to the CFO


Key Performance Metrics:

·         Overall Equipment Effectiveness

·         Spoilage

·         Inventory

·         Average order size

·         Backlog maintenance.

·         On-time Delivery – Cartons

·         Capacity Utilization

·         Maintenance of Return per Press Hour



·         Bachelor’s  

·         Must be authorized to work in the United States

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