Production Planner in Alpharetta, GA at Whitlock

Date Posted: 8/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Whitlock has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Production Planner. Working under the guidance of the production manager, the Production Planner is responsible for developing the daily/weekly production plans and ensure equipment availability for multiple production facilities.    

Whitlock is a video collaboration company that provides strategy, management, technologies and support to the world’s largest and most innovative businesses. We believe face-to-face collaboration creates stronger relationships and makes way for both business and personal success. What we give to a customer is the ability to connect, work together and share ideas with a reliable video experience. Whatever you’re trying to do, and who ever needs to join in, we’ll help you share it with the world.

Our company promotes and rewards client-focused behavior, entrepreneurial thinking, teamwork, integrity and a passion for success.

Required Skills
  • Prepares, builds and updates project schedules collaboratively with the project team.
  • Performs schedule reviews to ensure effective use of production resources.
  • Proactively communicates schedule status to the production and project team.
  • Plans and monitors the status of incoming equipment to meet the project schedule demands.
  • Facilitates the use of Lean principles in the scheduling process.
  • Develop and facilitate scheduling training programs for internal team members.
  • Assists project teams in schedule sequencing, project delays and impacts, alternate work plans and recovery schedules.
  • Participates and provides feedback in project and production planning meetings and monthly project status review meetings.
  • Leads planning and scheduling group best practice efforts.
  • Assists with the development of best practices for NetSuite planning and scheduling efforts.
  • May attend project related meetings where emphasis on schedule is discussed.
  • Supports the Lean production process by ensuring the schedule is aligned with plan results.
  • Supports the preparation of a variety of reports as required for assigned projects.
  • Adds resource loading and cost loading, when required, to schedules collaboratively created with the project teams.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to effectively collaborate as an active team member both internally and externally.
  • Ability to read and understand plans, drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to recognize where there are schedule sequencing areas of concern and where sequencing improvements can occur.
  • Knowledge of scheduling software and implementation.
  • Knowledge of work activity sequencing, activity durations and scheduling concepts and practices, with the ability to communicate opportunities for improvement.
  • Advanced proficiency in scheduling software.
  • Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy.
  • Ability to perform work accurately, completely, and in a timely manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite + SmartSheet (preferred).