Production Planning Manager

Operations | Morton Grove, IL, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Production Planning Manager for our Morton Grove, IL facility. The Production Planning Manager within AWS will lead the Morton Grove Supply Chain team that is responsible for the planning and procurement of materials, material and information flow, and the management and control of inventory in achieving the business objectives. 

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the scheduling function and materials through the production cycle to assure high on-time delivery performance.
  • Works with Operations Manager to resolve labor and material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions.
  • Works with Operations Manager to develop models for plant capacity, materials requirement, and labor forecasting in support of Sales and Operations Planning cycle.
  • Monitors Raw Material, WIP and Finished Goods for materials availability, financial tracking and in support of company goals.
  • Develop and execute inventory cycle count process to assure high inventory accuracies.
  • Lead periodic physical inventory process
  • Work directly with corporate procurement to assure a best quality, lowest cost reliable supply chain
  • Provide systems expertise to the site in terms of effective use of our ERP system
  • Provide ongoing support to areas subject matter experts on the effective use of the ERP system.
  • Lead Lean initiatives utilizing the ERP system to streamline the overall materials management process
  • Additional duties as required
  • Production schedule
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • BS Engineering Industrial/Mechanical or technical field or BS/BA Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field
  • 7+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years of supervisory/managerial experience
  • APICS CPIM (required)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt / Lead Master certifications (preferred)

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, Working Parents Networks and Non-Native English Speakers and Allies.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Light lifting (20-25 pounds), office environment
  • Moderate physical demand and exposure to shop and field elements
  • Office: Administrative - computer and telephone usage. Microsoft Office essential. Operation of basic office equipment and machinery; such as, fax machines, copiers and printers.
  • Shop/Job Site: Daily Exposure to warehouse/shop. Exposure to undesirable field elements at treatment plants or contractors site

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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