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Production Planner

at Dedon

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 376442

Job Description

  • 18-Sep-2019 (EST)
  • Planning
  • Greensboro, NC, USA
  • Full Time


Responsible for all aspects of Purchasing and Material/Production planning.  This role is responsible for and manages purchasing, materials requirements planning, supplier relationship management and product life cycle.



  • Buyer/Planner Knowledge Areas and Technical Competencies
  • Purchasing
  • Production Scheduling
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Inventory management
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Enterprise resources planning and manufacturing resource planning
  • Advanced planning systems
  • Operations Management Knowledge Areas and Technical Competencies
    • Operations strategy
    • Manufacturing process environments
    • Supply chain management
    • Process improvement and six sigma
    • Execution, planning, scheduling control
    • Lean management
  • Workplace and Leadership Competencies
    • Problem solving and decision making
    • Teamwork and collaboration
    • Accountability and responsibility
    • Customer focus (internal and external)
    • Planning and organizing
    • Conflict management
    • Supporting and training staff
  • Academic Competencies
    • Math, statistics and analytical thinking
    • Supply chain fundamentals
    • Foundations of business management
    • Materials management fundamentals
    • Operations and enterprise economics
  • Personal Effectiveness Competencies
    • Awareness of the needs of others
    • Integrity
    • Continuous learning
    • Effective communication
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Creativity



  • 3-5+ years work experience in purchasing, materials planning and/or supply chain management
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency (Proficiency in Excel is a must)
  • Experience operating within MRP/ERP systems such as Navision and SAP
  • Very strong communication skills to influence external and internal suppliers and customers to minimize / eliminate supply chain risk
  • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities and tasks and demonstrated flexibility in a changing business environment
  • Models a positive, can-do attitude and is cooperative both within their function and company-wide