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Corporate Production Planner II - Houston, Tx

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Riviana Foods Houston , TX 77001

Posted 2 months ago

PRODUCTION PLANNER II - HOUSTON TX

(Travel requirements 10-30%)

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This role will be responsible for the development of production plans and schedules that meet the Marketing and Sales programs, and provide the expected customer service at the lowest cost. Gather demand and constraints information and prepare analysis and reports that support Production, Procurement (rice/pasta and packaging materials), Transportation, and Distribution. Planning, scheduling and coordination of co-packing/co-man activities including production, inventories and transfers. Plans and executes the Postponement activities (Shipper/Pallet/Repack process) to meet customer requirements. Maintaining the manufacturing side of ERP (SAP) and product cost integrity, provide user and system troubleshooting support with issues involving resources, models, standard costs and transactions, provide support in the preparation of manufacturing budgets and cost analysis, maintain current descriptions of the tasks and procedures for this position, and provide training on SAP manufacturing related issues to others when necessary.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop intermediate and long range production plans, working closely with Marketing, Sales, Production, Procurement and Order Services personnel.
    1. Project production volume requirements based on sales plan, historical sales, promotion grids, inventories and production capacity constraints.
    2. Complete weekly planning cycle for all Domestic Out-of-Network plants and/or Suppliers and/or Postponement activities.
    3. Determine monthly, weekly or daily (as required) feed stock requirements for each facility by type and coordinate with Commodities Procurement.
    4. Determine in coordination with the Buyers the requirements of packaging materials based on the sales Latest Estimate and production schedules. Alert the buyers of any extraordinary promotional event or production schedule not included in the sales Latest Estimate that could impact the availability of materials.
  2. Plan in collaboration with appropriate functional areas inventory levels that satisfy customer service level for product availability and minimize production, transportation and warehousing costs.
    1. Plan and track the increases and reductions of rice/pasta inventories and recommend raw & packaging materials purchases. Coordinate major raw & packaging materials receiving and shipping based on production needs, mill capacities, and bin space availability.
    2. Prepare weekly reports and participate weekly conference call to review finished goods inventories at major whse locations and any customer service issues for all locations.
    3. Management, coordination and activity recording of Domestic Co-Packer(s) activity. Determine production volumes and ensure that raw materials are available in a timely fashion at the co-packers facility when applicable.
      1. Enter PR/DI transactions for production activity.
      2. Monitor co-packer inventories of both FG and materials.
      3. Create shipping orders to move inventories among Riviana warehouses.
      4. Assure that production/delivery schedules are met by co-packers. Coordinate with commodities that contracts are issued.
      5. Ensure all invoicing issues are cleared for all out-of-network plants and suppliers
  3. Responsible for the integrity & maintaining MRP and the manufacturing side of ERP (SAP).
    1. Create new material numbers, BOMs, recipes, warehouse/locations, MRP fields, and any other manufacturing related requirement in SAP thru and with Master Data Manager.
    2. Participate in the PIC process and encourage/request that all involved are part of it.
    3. Maintain current information on PMF documents (material numbers, BOMs, recipes, warehouse/locations, MRP fields, and any other manufacturing related requirement in SAP).
    4. Maintain transportation lanes if a warehouse has more than one lane.
  4. Provides support in the development of operating budgets for various out of network manufacturing units.
    1. Updates BOMs and recipes as needed.
    2. Estimates packaging labor, materials and machine time requirements.
    3. Allocates other overhead expenses to produced resources. 4.Tracks productivity and actual costs in order to develop realistic cost standards.
      1. Through the use of machine efficiency reports, monitors productivity, alerts of inefficient operations and recommends standard changes.
      2. Through the use of usage variance reports, monitors materials usage, alerts of excessive materials losses and recommends standard changes.
  5. Plan in collaboration with appropriate functional areas for new item production launch.
    1. Coordinate and manage the new item process for item setup and commercialization for In-Network manufacturing sites
    2. Through the use of usage variance reports, monitors materials usage, alerts of excessive materials losses and recommends standard changes.
  6. Special projects and assignments as needed.

Requirements

Skills/Abilities

  • Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact effectively with multiple company departments and personnel.
  • Candidate must have advanced analytical skills and use of software packages to accomplish such.
  • Candidate should be able to operate effectively within a team and under pressure.
  • Candidate must possess advanced PC business application software skills. (spread sheet, database, graphics display).
  • Travel requirements 10-30%

Education

B.S/B.A. Industrial Engineering or Supply Chain and Operations Management or equivalent experience.

Prior work experience

  1. 5-8 years of industrial engineering or supply chain operations in a manufacturing company using MRP and/or standard costing [Material Master, Production Planning].
  2. Certificates and/or licenses- APICS certifications is a plus.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance, Dental Plan, Vision Plan
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • 401K Plan

Riviana Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, military/veteran status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, citizenship where legally permitted to work, or any other protected category under federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations.

An Equal Opportunity Employer- M/F/D/V

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