Production Planner

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Nashville, TN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

The role requires a comprehensive understanding of existing and future capacity plans/constraints (RCCP) at the manufacturing plant and distribution network, and knowledge of how production capacity can be flexed to meet demand.  The Production Planner will ensure good communication and integration with other planning teams, manufacturing (scheduling), logistics, customer care and other stakeholders. Drive MDI meeting & gate keeping meetings with other departments and support with providing relevant KPI’s to measure performance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the MPS/MRP process and resolve exceptions in accordance with IBP rules.
  • Master production plan 13-week horizon/ 1 week/ daily release for production plant/ cells while keeping in line with agreements made on capacity.
  • Finite production and capacity planning based on factory calendar and EBQs. 
  • Manage demand exceptions with Scheduler and SP Manager.
  • Work together with DRP Planners to understand customer requirements and incorporate this in the production plan.
  • Provide impact analysis when needed to show the impact of decisions or scenarios to the plan. 
  • Balance service level (OTIF) and inventory targets (OWC), whilst understanding cost impacts on manufacturing.
  • Manage reduction and prevention of slow and obsolete stock. Ensure rework and scrapping at the site/primary DC.
  • Inputs to inventory strategy including safety stock settings on existing, new and phase-out products and support projects and process improvement to enhance performance and efficiency of the required planning activities.
  • Independent planner able to coordinate a group of planners and take planning manager tasks and act as back-up for the manager when the manager is out of office.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (e.g. Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or other relevant discipline) or equivalent qualification
  • At least 3-year experience in Supply Planning in FMCG, Paint/Coating or Retail
  • Expert on Supply Planning in SAP and BI and experience on IBP processes, Advanced Supply Planning tools.
  • Project and Change Management skills and experience on coordinating teams and managing stakeholders.
  • Good problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate analyses and synthesize recommendations.
  • Strong desire to challenge and improve status-quo and strong communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility and able to work under-pressure.
  • Fluent and able to work in English. Understanding and sensitivity to different cultural behaviors.

Compensation Data

The salary range for these skills is: $82,000.00 - $91,000.00.  This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future. 

Benefits:  Medical insurance with HSA • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits • Annual bonus • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay • Paid Parental leave • Hybrid work for most exempt roles • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks • Career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale • Tuition Reimbursement • Career growth opportunities • Employee referral bonus • 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.



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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 37936



Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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