The Hillman Group

  • Plant Planner

    Job Locations US-OH-Cincinnati
    Posted Date 5 months ago(9/21/2018 1:27 PM)
    Requisition ID
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    Category (Portal Searching)
  • Overview


    The Plant Planner directs all levels of work flow for work centers, contract vendors, and other internal process areas, to meet company objectives based on production capacity requirements and cost. Drives availability of finished goods by reviewing schedules and releasing work within established deadlines. Provides proactive customer service and direction to support Plant Leadership. Champions and supports LEAN processes in all areas of responsibility.


    Key Result Areas (KRAs):

    • Plant/Work Center Management


      • Communicates with internal and external work centers and packagers on priority of work and publishes “To Do” reports.
      • Timely release of order to work centers and packagers to meet finished good required dates.
      • Develop and publish work order status reports to show current status of open orders and drive cycle time goals through bulk receiving and vendor completion phases. Must include “Hold for Bulk” analysis.
      • Research bulk material availability and coordinate with buyers to expedite or reschedule raw material due dates and order quantities to meet the customer requirements.
    • Address any issues that may arise.
    • E1 troubleshooting and work order corrections.
    • BOM issues
    • Routing corrections
    • Incorrect work order processing
    • Transaction errors
    • Work order variances
    • Order creation for rejected / rework material.
    • Daily Gains work order processing.
    • Adjust and maintain branch plant minimums in Gains to ensure shop floor efficiency.
    • Weekly report out on work order trends “aging” “potential outs” “priorities”.
    • Conduct weekly packaging materials review to maintain consistent flow of supply items and reduction of supply shortages.
    • Back up option for Scan to Truck process.




    Bachelor degree in business or related field


    • 5 years relevant experience preferred
    • Certification in Production and Inventory Management through APICS (CPIM) a plus
    • Comprehensive knowledge of MPS/MRP principles and logic
    • Must possess a valid driver license
    • Knowledge of automated production and inventory control systems
    • Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Windows
    • Knowledge of AS400, GAINS, and E1 preferred
    • Understanding of financial and accounting principles
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
    • Able to write clearly, accurately, and logically
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong project management, planning, organization skills, and attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Able to establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with customers, vendors, and other team members   
    • Organizational Awareness
    • Core Competencies: Each level should be inclusive of the levels below it. For example, a person demonstrating Level 2 competencies is also expected to demonstrate Level 1 competencies.
    • Makes decisions, and performs in a manner which is congruent with the organization's mission, vision, and values.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the organization's standing in the competitive environment.
    • Understands the competitive value of the organization's core products, and services.
    • Understands the organization's core functions, and capabilities.
    • Understands how their job contributes to organizational goals, and key performance indicators.
    • Models, and champions organizational policies, and regulations.
    • Demonstrates understanding of the strategic direction of the organization.


    Planning and Results Orientation

    • Balances customer requests with organization capabilities, and resources.
    • Ensures their individual performance does not negatively impact the performance of others.
    • Recommends additional resources that would improve effectiveness, and helps others access required resources.
    • Identifies opportunities to improve work processes and efficiency.
    • Supports others in completing tasks, and improving overall effectiveness.
    • Contributes to setting work priorities, and direction.
    • Identifies in advance when intended results may not be achieved.
    • Participates in development of project plans.


    Customer Focus

    • Makes decisions based on organizational goals
    • Uses knowledge about the customer to inform decision making, and problem solving.
    • Strives to provide additional value to the customer experience.
    • Actively solicits customer feedback in order improve business relationship.
    • Suggests ways to improve the customer experience.
    • Collaborates with colleagues to deliver high quality service.



    • Role models standards of professionalism.
    • Rallies others within the department around a goal.
    • Takes initiative, not satisfied with the status quo.
    • Has high expectations of self, and others.
    • Looks beyond self-interest.
    • Shares information proactively.
    • Demonstrates commitment to the department.
    • Makes sound decisions.


    Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness

    • Seeks to understand others point of view to encourage open and honest discussion.
    • Actively points out and attempts to help clarify points of confusion.
    • Invites, and encourages others to participate in discussions.
    • Projects a sincere and genuine tone.
    • Identifies, and helps to resolve interpersonal conflict between team members.
    • Remains calm when dealing with others who are upset or angry.
    • Provides, and seeks support to improve communication.
    • Does not jump to conclusions or act on assumptions.
    • Tailors messages to meet the different needs of different audiences.
    • Accurately interprets responses of others to their words, and actions.
    • Can describe their own strengths, and weaknesses.


    Problem-solving and Decision-making

    • Seeks information, and input to fully understand the cause of problems.
    • Takes action to remove obstacles, and address problems before they impact performance, and results.
    • Initiates the evaluation of possible solutions to problems.
    • Makes effective decisions about work task priorities based on their level of authority.
    • Assesses risk factions before making a decision, does not take unnecessary risks.
    • Navigates through ambiguity, using multiple data points to analyze issues.
    • Does not jump to conclusions.
    • Makes decisions with confidence, and certainty.
    • Takes ownership over decisions, and their consequences.



    • Fosters team camaraderie, collaboration, and cohesion.
    • Understands the impact of their actions on the ability of their team members to do their jobs.
    • Respects the differences other team members bring to the table.
    • Helps team members accomplish goals, and objectives.
    • Promotes optimism in the face of challenges.
    • Approaches challenging team situations with an open mind.
    • Makes suggestions to improve team engagement and effectiveness.
    • Supports implementation of team decisions.


    Creativity and Innovation

    • Questions common practice, and contributes to improvement of processes, and outputs.
    • Proposes novel ideas.
    • Utilizes appropriate brainstorming techniques to generate ideas.
    • Researches current thinking and shares ideas.


    Flexibility and Managing Uncertainty

    • Able to work effectively in an unstructured environment.
    • Changes plans when new and credible information emerges.
    • Acknowledges uncertainty, and shares constructive coping strategies with team members.
    • Identifies, and brings forwards obstacles to change.


    Continuous Professional Development

    • Understands the knowledge and skills required to advance to the next stage in their career.
    • Actively seeks opportunities for them, and their team members to develop new knowledge and skills.
    • Proactively experiments with new development opportunities.
    • Offers feedback, and constructive criticism in a kind and respectful way.
    • Actively solicits feedback on their own performance from others.
    • Learns lessons from both successes, and failures.
    • Shares new knowledge, and findings with others.
    • Takes ownership over their own development.
    • Belongs to applicable professional association.


    We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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