• Production Planner/Scheduler 2

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    # of Openings
    Hours From
    8:30 AM
    Days Worked
    Hours To
    5:00 PM
  • Overview

    Looking for a new exciting career opportunity?  Then imagine being part of a company like Ricoh Electronics, Inc (REI) with a rich history of environmental conservation, community involvement, and steady company growth.  Imagine working for a leading manufacturer as REI with advanced office automation equipment including digital copiers, thermal media label stocks, and toner products.  Imagine growing with the global Ricoh network of 105,000 employees in approximately 200 countries, with $18 billion in annual sales.  REI is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., with an enviable corporate social responsibility performance record, business practices that produces cost effective quality products for its customers on a timely basis.   


    Working at REI as a Production Planner/Scheduler you will be given the opportunity to apply your strong analytical, organizational, results-driven and problem solving skills in a fast-paced, safety-conscious manufacturing environment.


    In this vital role as a Production Planner/Scheduler, your will plan, schedule, and coordinate the flow of work and materials for assigned manufacturing operations to meet production and customer requirements.  Your goal will be to ensure the smooth and cost-efficient flow of our production operations to meet scheduled order promises, while complying with and executing REI's company policies and procedures.

    Responsibilities include

    • Plans production schedules for assigned manufacturing processes to optimize production output and meet customer requirements. Revises schedules to accommodate product demand fluctuation, labor or material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions.  Reviews plans with higher-level staff or management before distributing schedules and work orders.
    • Analyzes internal and/or external customer requirements, current and future inventory conditions and production capacity to determine material and manpower requirements to meet production goals for assigned manufacturing processes. 
    • Reviews and adjusts requirements and related records to reflect changes in production material lists, change notices, and external customer orders.
    • Monitors and sets inventory levels to avoid material shortages and excess inventory.  Requisitions and coordinates the ordering and expediting of materials to ensure inventory levels are maintained.
    • Coordinates and may conduct physical inventory counts with warehouse personnel.  Verifies and/or reconciles count results. Tracks and analyzes physical inventory data and variances and recommends course of action to correct or improve inventory accuracy.
    • Monitors daily production status to ensure that product is manufactured according to schedule.  Coordinates and expedites production and shipping activities with internal operations to resolve customer complaints and eliminate delays.  May contact vendors, suppliers and customers directly to resolve issues with material availability and product delivery.
    • May develop new product material plans and/or production plans for routine to moderately complex manufacturing processes.  Verifies that parts and materials are ordered for testing and mass production.
    • May coordinate direct shipment and invoicing to customers for small volume orders.
    • Compiles records, updates files and prepares periodic reports summarizing production rates and output, material inventory and usage, and product demand.  May present information to management.

    Qualified candidates will possess

    • Bachelors degree and 2-4 years of production planning/scheduling within a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience related field required. 
    • APICS certification preferred.
    • Knowledge of production and inventory planning principles, materials flow, and of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.
    • Action driven individual, with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to interact with various work groups and levels of staff and management within the REI's organization.
    • Must be flexible and able to handle detailed data quickly and accurately.
    • Excellent math, analytical, problem solving, persuasive, prioritize, organizational, time management, communication and written skills. 
    • Intermediate to advanced MS Office, especially Excel skills (formulas, macros, pivots, if/then).
    • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.

      AA/M/F/VETERANS/Individuals with Disabilities,
      EOE, Drug-Free Workplace



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