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Production Planner

MSA, The Safety Company
Jacksonville, NC 28546
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MSA, The Safety Company

Production Planner


Job ID: 2020-4357
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Global Supply Chain
Mine Safety Appliances, LLC


We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as a Production Planner III at the Jacksonville, NC manufacturing facility. This position will focus on achieving execution excellence day-to-day of the supply plans for assigned production lines to meet customer delivery objectives. This position will report to the Materials Manager.


  • Use ERP generated reports or planned orders to convert to production plan, acknowledging incoming supply of materials, inventory availability, resource constraints, and internal/external customers needs. Ensure production orders are kept up to date to provide accurate MRP signals.

  • Utilize SAP demand signals to understand workload per responsible production line and aid the capacity planning process.

  • Use SAP exception messaging to expedite, de-expedite, reschedule and re-plan your work centers based on internal/external customers dynamically changing needs.

  • Work closely with the NPD project team as it relates to master data set up, workload planning, driving demand signals in SAP, and scheduling beta and stock builds to ensure production readiness.

  • Ensure execution of production plan through verbal and electronic communication of production schedule to the assigned Production Supervisor(s) and Group Leader(s). Communicate schedule changes to PLM and Customer Service as necessary.

  • Apply the MSA Operating System to correctly identify root causes of problems and drive corrective action results.


Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

  • Sufficient technical proficiency to perform various complex supply chain analysis. This will involve pulling data from multiple sources, joining, and writing formulas on a regular basis. Monitoring and identifying opportunities to clean data is an important part of the job.
  • Proven ability to model disciplined execution following detailed standard work, maintaining a high level of attention to detail, driving efficiency, productivity and personal accountability.
  • Demonstrated innovative and technological mindset to ensure master data integrity and accuracy, seek out latest industry trends, road-map future technology and champion early adoption.
  • Sound ability to make data driven and analytical decisions by identifying trends and opportunities, making problems visible, and utilizing financial acumen to justify investments and influence decisions.
  • Proven success in challenging the status quo to drive continuous improvement promoting the use of root cause problem solving, valuing new ideas, inspiring others, and demonstrating effective use of change management principles.
  • Proven success in building partnerships, influencing others, and communicating effectively both in verbal and written form, seeking diverse perspectives, and strong emotional intelligence to enable cross functional collaboration.
  • Ability to prioritize personal development by modeling a growth mindset, demonstrating openness to feedback, and pursuing ongoing learning.
  • Ability to travel approximately 5% domestically.

Education and Experience required:

  • Level III
    • Bachelors Degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Business, or Logistics related fields

      • Preferred
        • APICS CPIM or like accreditation
    • 5+ years production planning experience
      • Preferred
        • Planning in a versatile production/manufacturing environment
        • Experience with SAP (production planning and inventory control modules)
        • Experience with Microsoft Excel
        • Experience Power BI, BW or other reporting software
        • Business process ownership that demonstrated ability to influence and communicate
        • Demonstration of problem-solving skills


MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination.

As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion,
gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition,
or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in navigating this career site, let us know.Contact Us MSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.



Posted: 2020-11-10 Expires: 2020-12-11

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