Production Planner

Posted: 4/19/2019

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Business Development, Sales
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Role Summary:

The Production Planner is responsible for the planning, procurement and manufacturing of Home Entertainment product. The scope of work includes release planning, coordination with raw material & manufacturing vendors, creation of purchase orders, inventory transfers, rework, expediting, and exception management.

  • Manage value-added promotions from beginning to end, ensuring all production details are clear and concise, while timelines are tracked to meet distribution requirements for customer shipments, inclusive of the highest possible quality and lowest possible cost.
  • Ensure all exceptions are addressed in a timely manner with regard to production issues, failed EDI transactions, parked invoices, quality concerns and other areas as needed.
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Sales, customer account teams, and distribution partners as necessary, to define Supply Chain objectives and execution strategies.
  • Evaluate and issue rework and breakdown orders to maximize utilization of existing inventory for distribution needs.
  • Process component set-up requests in a timely manner.
  • Analyze raw materials purchase recommendations and take appropriate action, including procurement at economic order quantities.
  • Lead and attend meetings and conference calls with third party vendors, distribution partners and internal department representatives.
  • Drive and implement process improvement initiatives as needed to increase efficiency.
  • Generate, maintain and archive various reports for Home Entertainment lines using SAP, MS Office, ReleaseForce, and Smartsheet.
  • Perform ad-hoc analyses and inquiries as needed.

  • Basic Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree (BA, BS) from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience
  • Outstanding computer skills including extensive experience in Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point
  • 1-2 years demonstrated experience in leading efficiency projects
  • Demonstrated independent problem-solving ability
  • Exceptional time management & prioritization skills, with a deadline orientation
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple responsibilities & competing priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Forecasting or statistical analysis experience
  • Familiarity with SAP
  • Previous operations, strategic planning or other quantitative analytical experience
  • MBA, APICS or Six Sigma experience/certification

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