Production Planner

Operations | Morton Grove, IL, United States
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We’re Hiring for a Production Planner!       
If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark!     
THE ROLE: The Production Planner will perform scheduling functions to support customer order requirements and execute site level build goals, balancing production capacity.  Act as a liaison between manufacturing, materials and customer service functions.  Investigate root cause and develop/implement process improvements to ensure adherence to agreed production schedule. We offer a full benefits package to include Flexible Time Off (FTO) for salaried positions, health, dental, vision, investment savings plan, and additional miscellaneous benefits.         
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.          
  • Schedule production based on the ERP system using various shop floor systems.  Schedules based on MRP orders, configured customer orders and/or Kanban requirements to satisfy the production plan and customer schedules. 
  • Coordinate with factory supervision, highlight gaps in available manpower.
  • Update schedules and manufacturing orders based on customer order changes.  Changes include cancellation, expedite, changed specifications or changed dates.
  • Maintain manufacturing orders with correct date and status, missed component issues including post deduct errors.
  • Monitor and release customer orders in scheduling software based on material availability communicated by purchasing team.
  • Communicate potential part shortages to purchasing and factory teams.  Update on time information in designated reporting tool.
  • Maintain material movement request to support manufacturing orders including material requests, material moves, pick requests, etc.
  • Release components from local warehouses based on established guidelines from Xylem owned warehouses.
  • Assist inventory analyst and internal logistic functions to reconcile inventory discrepancies.
  • Participates in various lean activities including Kaizen Events and 5-S teams. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field, or equivalent education and experience combination
  • 1+ years of experience in manufacturing scheduling/planning environment
  • Ability to problem solve and think critically to develop solutions of various scope and complexity.
  • Experience using ERP systems with demonstrated understanding of MRP.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint
  • Preference for experience and/or knowledge in Python.
  • Lean Six Sigma training and APICS certification are plus.
At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors.       
Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities.     
The estimated salary range for this position is $62,000 to $99,000.   Starting pay is dependent on multiple factors, such as skills, experience and work location, and is not typically at the top of the range.  At Xylem we offer a competitive compensation package with a generous benefit package, including Medical, Dental, Vision plans, 401(k) with company contribution, paid time off, paid parental leave and tuition reimbursement. 
Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.     
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