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Production Planner



Production Planner

  • 493055
  • Palmyra, New York, United States
  • Garlock
  • Operations
  • Full-Time/Regular



  • Review forecasts for independent demand items.  Monitors and manages master demand schedule to achieve customer delivery compliance.  

  • Responsible for creating, managing and maintaining the production schedules and work orders for assigned areas, utilizing manpower, and equipment capacity constraints.  

  • Manage the status of customer orders and make decisions to ensure customer satisfaction.  

  • Analyze and interpret Key Performance Indicators to identify and execute plans for improvement.    

  • Develop, lead, and participate in Continuous Improvement events to implement Kanban, visual management systems, and 5S.  

  • Work to optimize asset utilization and production efficiencies by level loading and setting appropriate stocking levels.  

  • Communicate with Purchasing, Manufacturing, Logistics and Customer Service on matters relating to inventory, customer and material requirement issues, and shipping.  

  • Works in tandem with Operations and Industrial Engineering on items including but not limited to:  

  • Bill of Material and Router accuracy  

  • Costing and Work order related issues  

  • Negative inventory management  

  • Excess & Obsolete inventory management  

  • Accuracy in Oracle of material attributes  

  • Responsible for developing and managing inventory levels to yearly objective goals.   

  • Manage and communicate the reporting of inventory related processes including Scrap, Production and Inventory Write-offs.  

  • Leads cycle count programs and semi-annual Physical Inventories.  

  • Works closely with Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, and Customer Service to proactively resolve issues concerning schedules, production, and material deliveries.  

  • Acts as Production Supervisor in a back-fill capacity.  



  • Communicates effectively:  Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.   

  • Customer focus:  Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.  

  • Optimizes work processes:  Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.  

  • Nimble learning:  Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.  

  • Demonstrates self-awareness:  Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.  

  • Manages complexity:  Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.   

  • Action oriented:  Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.   

  • Collaborates:  Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.  

  • Interpersonal savvy:  Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.  

  • Values differences:  Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.  

  • Instills trust:  Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.  

  • Being resilient:  Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.  



  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum 4 years of experience in a related environment.  

  • Ability to problem solve and work with a sense of urgency while prioritizing multiple needs in a fast paced environment.  

  • Strong computer skills including Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook, and data analysis.    

  • Excellent written and verbal communication/organizational skills  

  • Demonstrated skills using ERP software.  

  • Must be able to establish work schedules, and make decisions with little or no direct supervision.  



WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to office/factory environment 



Office and Manufacturing Floor Position: Ability to perform sedentary work, spending extended periods of time working with a computer. Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Clarity of vision to see near and mid-range.   Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs. Some travel may be required, (5% - 10%)  


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Garlock values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. 

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